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Fire Fighter SCBA Evaluations -FY07

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 - FY08


  • To provide evaluation of SCBA in support 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
  • Statement of Standard for CBRN SCBA
  • NFPA 1981

Key Partners



  • IAFF
  • NFPA
  • SCI
  • Other firefighting users

Project Scope

  • Support of firefighting SCBA users


  • Testing/Evaluation of SCBA: 3 Opened
  • Final reports closed: 0
  • Answer e-mail/web/telephone inquiries on firefighting SCBA


  • Report on SCBA evaluation
  • Overall number of SCBA Investigations: 57 Opened / 44 Closed


  • Better understanding of conformance status of SCBA involved in injury or fatality
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007 (archived document)
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)