Seattle Fire Department Purchases SCOTT Safety SCBAs Through FireRescue GPO MES Contract

The City of Seattle and the Seattle Fire Department were working on a department-wide upgrade to the type of breathing apparatus their firefighters use to meet the current NFPA 1981 Standards.

This required a major procurement for this expensive and mission critical life safety equipment. “Ensuring our firefighters have the equipment they need to stay safe and perform their jobs is our first priority,” said Assistant Chief A.D. Vickery. “Working with MES allowed us to obtain the gear we needed in the required time frame.”

In order to complete the procurement in a timely fashion and take advantage of the FEMA AFG money available, the City elected to take advantage of a cooperative contract made available through the NPPGov/FireRescue GPO program.

Seattle Fire Department worked with nationally recognized fire equipment distributor, MES, to complete a multi-million dollar purchase of Scott Safety SCBA equipment.

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