The Xcaper Emergency Smoke Mask uses the same technology currently used by 10’s of thousands of fire fighters while fighting wildland fires and during the clean up process of structural fires. The mask is intended to be used for escape from smoke filled areas and offers protection for a minimum of 15 minutes depending on conditions. The Xcaper Mask comes in a vacuum sealed bag to preserve its contents and has a 2.5 year shelf life.
Special Features: Unparalleled protection by absorbing hazardous toxins including Carbon Monoxide and nearly 100% of particulate matter common to smoke from fires.
Xcaper Enterprise smoke mask kit includes:
- (1) Xcaper Smoke Mask
- (1) Xcaper Goggle
- (1) Black Hip Pac 5 ½ ” x 5 ½ “
- (1) LED Light (14 hours of burn time with more than 5 years of shelf-life)
- (1) Whistle with lanyard
- The Hip Pac is 2″ wide when filled with all items, and has a zipper on top and Velcro® straps on the back for simple attachment to a belt.
Dimensions and Weight: 5.5″ x 5.5″ x 2″ 2.6 lbs.
A Word on Smoke Dangers:
When trapped in a fire one is more likely to die from smoke inhalation than from the flames or heat. 70% of deaths that take place during a fire are from asphyxiation rather than from burns. The fire eats much of the oxygen in its environment, often not leaving enough for a person to survive, and non-harmful gases produced by the fire (carbon dioxide for example) take up space that would normally be full of oxygen. Combustion can also create chemicals that effect the way our cells process oxygen, meaning that even if we can get breathable air, our bodies may still suffocate. It is critical when trapped in a burning building to get down as low as possible, there will be cooler air below the rising smoke and more oxygen. For more information on smoke inhalation check out WebMD’s article here.
Smoke can also be blinding, which is why this kit contains goggles. Thick black clouds can disorient unprepared victims and make it difficult to find even their own front door.