Advanced Firefighting Gear

While MSC (and MARAD!) seems to be ok with open lifeboats… I’ve heard that some of their ships have advanced gear above and beyond the regulations. Is this true.

What other gear do some companies purchase?

On my last ship I tried getting thermal imagers and succeed with getting PASS devices for the hose team leaders but it was an uphill battle.

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How about the grenades?

From what I have seen the type of gear often purchased beyond the regulatory minimum is additional SCBA’s, bottles and Firemen suits. Usually enough to fully outfit the 2 response teams. Noting that the regulatory minimum is two fireman’s outfits stowed in widely separated locations.

I have also seen the move from 30 minute to 45 minute bottles.

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I’d like to have these fire “grenades”. They sound like a really good item.