3M Scott Fire & Safety

Shipman’s is THE PREMIER 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety authorized distributor and Five Star Service Center for Connecticut and Rhode Island. Our sales and service staff are trained professionals, who possess the product knowledge and practical experience to meet the changing needs of our fire and industrial customers. We are the only distributor offering the full line of 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety Products in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Shipman’s is one of only ten distributors in the world to be 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety certified Five Star Service Center! A distributor must meet stringent requirements to receive Five Star certification. Shipman’s has represented 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety for over 40 years and has reached this level of achievement by upholding excellent standards of service when maintaining, resting and repairing 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety products for our customers.

Shipman’s Advantage

  • Locally serviced at our modern 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety Service Center in Waterford, CT
  • Servicing Connecticut, Rhode Island and South-Central Massachusetts
  • Our goal is a 5-day turnaround time
  • Three mobile service trucks offering on-site service
  • 24-Hour emergency service
  • Pick up and delivery service available
  • Serviced by 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety certified technicians, who are often firefighters themselves
  • Flow testing
  • Fit testing
  • Hydrostatic testing

Respiratory Protection

The Air-Pak™ X3 Pro SCBA is built on a foundation of redundant safety features, providing unparalleled performance to protect the family of firefighters who expect the best in the most demanding conditions, with a focus on enhancing cleanability, comfort, and connectivity to ensure the security and comfort of today’s firefighter.

Designed for future compatibility, the Air-Pak X3 Pro SCBA meets the latest NFPA 1981/1982, 2018 Edition performance requirements.

With the new As Long As You Own It Air-Pak SCBA Warranty, customers will have peace of mind knowing that their most important investment is backed for the lifetime ownership of the product.

The RIT-Pak III is the fire service industry’s first all-inclusive portable air supply system and the most comprehensive RIT system available on the market. Developed with input from RIT instructors and firefighters from across the country, the RIT-Pak III is field designed and tested. The system in comprised of a pressure reducer, high-pressure fill hose, low-pressure air supply hose and a lightweight carrying device. Unlike other RIT systems, the 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety RIT-Pak III is a universal tool that works perfectly in mutual aid situations regardless of the SCBA used by other fire departments.

3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety’s AV-3000 HT facepiece meets all requirements established in the NFPA 1981:2013 Edition standard, with state-of-the-art material technology to provide enhanced thermal durability and voice intelligibility performance for added safety. It is approved as a component of NFPA 1981:2002 Ed. Air-Pak Fifty and NxG2, 2007 Ed. Air-Pak 75 and NxG7 SCBAs, and 2013 Ed. Air-Pak X3 and Air-Pak 75 SCBAs. The new AV-3000 HT facepiece utilizes the proven SureSeal technology, 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety’s reverse-reflex sealing surface to provide excellent comfort and superior fit.

The Ska-Pak AT is a our most advanced Supplied-Air Respirator with the added benefit of a patented, automatic, hands-free air transfer capability. If your continuous air supply is interrupted, your air source is instantly switched to the portable air cylinder automatically. Upon transfer, the Vibralert tactile alarm system activates, letting the user know that the respirator has transferred to cylinder air. The Ska-Pak AT is available with either a padded nylon or padded Kevlar harness, or an integrated Full Body Harness for fall protection, ideal for confined space applications.

Thermal Imaging

From hands-free to tactical and search & rescue, 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety has a thermal imager to meet your needs.

When you wear 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety Sight, you get more than constant thermal vision. You get your hands back. That’s because unlike other hand-held thermal imaging cameras, Sight uses a small thermal camera mounted to the side of the facepiece. A miniaturized display mounted inside the facepiece allows the firefighter to always see the image without the need for reaching down and handling an imager.

3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety Sight Pro Package is the next evolution of the industry’s first in-mask, hands-free thermal imaging solution. Pro Package enables new, advanced features to provide firefighters with greater situational awareness during fireground operations.

Learn more about the trade-in, trade-up program.

The new 3M Scott V320 Thermal Imager is designed to meet the rigorous demands of today’s firefighting conditions and provides mission-critical information. Equipped with a 320x240 high-resolution sensor, rechargeable battery with up to 8 hours of runtime, and fast start-up time in an affordable package.

The NFPA-compliant X380N thermal imager is the latest addition to the X-Series of thermal imaging solutions. With advanced technology from 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety, the X380N provides a mix of technology, lightweight design, and compliance to enhance situational awareness.

Accountability / Communication

Communicate clearly and effectively on the fireground and enable communication between responders and incident command with our range of communications and accountability products.

Communicate clearly and effectively on the fireground or en route with the EPIC 3 Radio Interface (RI) Voice Communication System. Enhance tactical and non-tactical communications with on-scene personnel, incident command, and remote dispatch. Working closely with first responders around the world, 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety developed the EPIC 3 RI System — voice amplifiers, lapel speaker microphones, specialized accessories, and programming utilities — to meet the demanding conditions on the fireground.

Locate a trapped or downed first responder within a single or multi-story structure quickly and safely with the Pak-Tracker locator system. Available as a stand-alone system deployed with or without an SCBA or integrated into a 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety Air-Pak Fifty or Air-Pak NxG2 SCBA. The rugged, simple to use system functions on the principle of 2.4GHz RF signal strength received and is an invaluable additional tool for search and rescue operations.

3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety’s SEMS II is a remarkable accountability system that puts the incident commander at every firefighter’s side, displaying information vital to personal safety in volatile and dangerous situations, while providing a continuous link of communications to the command station. And with the integrated personnel locator, it provides the peace of mind that a downed or trapped firefighter can be quickly found.

Manager: Steve Super