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The last decade has clearly demonstrated that the nature of threats to international security has changed significantly. Challenges such as terrorism, cyber-attacks and nuclear proliferation have created an entirely new security environment.

Avon Protection closely monitor this changing environment and supply tailored solutions for protection from a broad spectrum of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) situations – from small scale chemical spills or incidents at major events, through to full defence situations – underpinned by expert analysis, innovation and operational experience.

Protection against these emerging threats requires personal protective equipment (PPE) to be modular, cost-effective and configurable to accommodate changing situations. From convenient, low cost, portable escape protection through to the latest equipment for specialist teams, Avon Protection provide PPE for first responders, military and police, event organisers, corporate offices, VIPs, government officials and security teams.

Through consultancy Avon Protection proactively manage and mitigate CBRN risks through their Prepare – Plan – Respond – Recover framework to ensure clients receive tailored pre-incident preparation and threat analysis, support through incident response, and on to business continuity and the restoration of business as usual. Protecting people, assets and reputation is at the heart of Avon Protection’s offering, minimising the ‘crisis’ period with its associated risk, uncertainty and expense.

Together with a range of tailored training packages, Avon Protection deliver complete CBRN procurement solutions to a global market.

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Avon Protection’s revolutionary FM53 multi-role Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) System has been developed specifically for specialist applications where the user needs to respond to ever changing operational conditions.

The FM53 is globally acclaimed as the most technically advanced mask and offers both positive pressure SCBA, PAPR and negative pressure APR/capability. All of these capabilities are available from one mask platform without the need to change components. Available in right, left or twin port filter configurations.

The FM53 system was developed to address the multiple threats encountered on the modern battlefield, war on terrorism and peace keeping operations. It provides protection against traditional chemical and biological warfare agents and select toxic industrial materials (TIMs).

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The ST53™ combines Avon Protection’s FM53 mask technology with an advanced modular breathing apparatus to provide positive pressure SCBA and/or PAPR capability for specialist operations.

Developed with the unknown elements of a threat scenario in mind, the ST53™ is the most advanced CBRN respiratory solution on the market. It enables a fast response to changing operational conditions in one complete modular system.

A switch between negative (filter) and positive (SCBA) pressure is achieved at the flick of a lever on the front of the mask. And by attaching a short or long duration compressed air cylinder, it is possible to enter a location on filter mode, assess the situation and change to SCBA mode if the need arises.

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Avon C50 protective mask

The Avon C50 protective mask is based on the U.S. M50/JSGPM (Joint Services General Purpose Mask) and sharing key technologies, provides maximum operational flexibility to counter multiple threat scenarios, including chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological (CBRN) agents, Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs), and Toxic Industrial Materials (TIMs).

The C50 offers high protection, outstanding field of vision, and superior comfort. The innovative design features optimize the user’s time in the operational area.

Ideal for: Battlefield CBRN Protection, First Responders, Correctional Officers, Specialist law enforcement, Counter terrorism operations.

The C50 full face mask demonstrates compliance with the PPE directive 89/686/EEC and is approved through an Article 10 type-examination, certificate No. C12-6401-1. The C50 is also suitable for use during CBRN incidents.

The C50, in conjunction with the CBRNF12B filter is NIOSH approved to CBRN Cap 1, approval number TC-14G-0285 and in conjunction with the CTF12 canister, meets the requirements of Title 42, CFR, Part 84 for protection against CS/CN and P100 particulate, NIOSH approval number TC-14G-0278.

NIOSH approval number TC-14G-0285
NIOSH approved 42 CFR 84 CS/CN/P100
TC-14G-0278 TC-14G-0285