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Firefighting Assisting Search Technology (F.A.S.T.)

F.A.S.T combines direction and distance information with thermal imaging to help find separated teammates and decrease response time.

Personal Thermal Imaging

Personal thermal imaging with edge detection identifies hot spots and ventilation points, improving situational awareness and making it easier to navigate through environments with low visibility.

Stay Connected

A direct cloud connection enables an always-connected experience for individuals on-scene and remote. LUNAR’s integrated LTE-M allows for connection to FireGrid - an easily accessible cloud-based software providing data insights all in one place.

MSA LUNAR: Explained

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How Firefighters Prepare and Respond is Changing

The technology revolution has opened the door for new life-protection opportunities. Download our infographic to learn about how LUNAR can help you and your teams stay connected and protected as the world of firefighting evolves.

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In October 2019, Boston Fire Department experienced MSA's LUNAR firsthand. Watch the video to see LUNAR in action.

Frequently Asked Questions About LUNAR

Get answers to the top FAQs about LUNAR here.

LUNAR is eligible for AFG funding and falls under Personal Accountability System category as a High Priority. The Application is Operations and Safety; and the Project area is Equipment. LUNAR can be used as part of an SCBA application, SCBA + Accountability, or as a stand-alone Accountability system.

LUNAR uses three types of connectivity:

  1. LTE-M: Enables direct cloud connection, allowing all data to and from the LUNAR device to be tied to FireGrid cloud-based software for monitoring, maintenance, and reporting.
  2. Bluetooth: Embedded Bluetooth technology allows for easy pairing with MSA G1 SCBA.
  3. Ad-hoc LUNAR search network: An always-on connection between all of the active LUNARs in a network, which enables search and rescue. It is completely independent of any other connection and active without the assistance of Incident Command.

Even when there is no LTE/cellular connection, the device is still capable of exclusive Firefighting Assisting Search Technology (F.A.S.T.), thermal imaging with edge detection, and G1 SCBA stats. Incident Command and Remote Monitoring will receive real-time information when connection is re-established.

LUNAR has the benefit of exclusive compatibility with the MSA G1 SCBA.

When LUNAR is paired with a G1 SCBA enabled with telemetry, in addition to the existing air management abilities (i.e. estimated air pressure, estimated time remaining, alarms) and receiving evacuation requests, LUNAR offers the additional benefits of search and rescue capabilities, personal thermal imaging, and connectivity enabling remote monitoring.

When LUNAR is paired with a G1 SCBA that does not have telemetry, the device offers air management information for local monitoring, evacuation notification capability, search and rescue capabilities, personal thermal imaging, and connectivity enabling remote monitoring.

When used with SCBA other than the G1, LUNAR is unable to pair with the SCBA to transmit air management information and device stats, but it still functions as a personal thermal imager, search and rescue device, and has direct connection to the cloud for accountability.

LUNAR has motion, manual, and hardware alarms. If the device is motionless for approximately 30 seconds, LUNAR will go in to motion alarm. If either button is held down for approximately three seconds, the device goes in manual alarm. When LUNAR self-detects that there is an internal issue, the device places itself in hardware alarm.

When searching for a LUNAR in alarm, LUNAR’s exclusive F.A.S.T. provides the searcher with both distance and directional information displayed on the screen on a thermal overlay. As a searcher moves closer to the downed firefighter, LUNAR displays distance as more than 90 ft. (30 m) away, within 90 ft, within 60 ft. (20 m) or less than 30 ft. (10 m) away on the bottom left of the screen. In addition to the numerical distance reading, correlating indicating rings illuminate as a visual aid. As the LUNAR is pointed in the direction closest to the LUNAR in alarm, the percentage indicator in the center of the screen increases from 0 - 100%. As the searcher checks from side-to-side or up-and-down, the color of the directional indicator changes from dark blue to light blue as the signal strength increases. The text also updates to indicate the signal strength.

No, the MSA HUB is not necessary to use LUNAR. The MSA HUB is a self-contained accountability system with no need for additional connectivity such as wifi or cellular connectivity. The MSA HUB is an ideal solution for those only interested in accountability without the extra features offered by LUNAR. For those who have a pre-existing fleet of G1 SCBAs with telemetry, the HUB offers a way to quickly access the MSA Connected Firefighter ecosystem in a cost-effective manner.

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