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PP17 Fire Fighter SCBA Evaluations -FY06

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.
Current Information can be found at: Fire Fighter SCBA Evaluations -FY07


  • To provide support for the investigation of firefighter injuries or fatalities that involve the use of approved SCBA, providing pertinent findings to accident investigators, and to provide the same information as feedback to the approval program.
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (S C B A) Test equipment

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR 84
  • NFPA 1981

Key Partners



  • IAFF
  • Other firefighting users

Project Scope

  • Support of firefighting SCBA users


  • Complete testing/evaluation of submitted SCBA and document in test reports
  • Answer e-mail/web/telephone inquiries on firefighting SCBA
  • Obtain feedback from user community at public meeting


  • Test/evaluate submitted SCBA
  • Respond to inquiries on SCBA approval, use, and maintenance


  • Provide data to DSR/DSHEFS in support of Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program investigations
  • Provide data on submitted SCBA performance to manufacturers and firefighting end users
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007 (archived document)
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)