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Fire Fighter SCBA Evaluations - FY08

Objective

  • To evaluate SCBA performance in support of 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
  • Statement of Standard for CBRN SCBA
  • NFPA 1981

Key Partners

  • NIOSH DSR
  • NIOSH DSHEFS

 

Stakeholders

  • IAFF
  • Other firefighting users
  • NFPA
  • SEI

Project Scope


  • Support of firefighting SCBA users

Milestones

  • Testing/Evaluation of SCBA: 3 Opened so far this FY
  • Final reports: 7 Closed so far this FY
  • Answer e-mail/web/telephone inquiries on firefighting SCBA

Outputs

  • Report on SCBA evaluation
  • Overall number of evaluations since initiation of project in FY 1998: 62 Opened / 53 Closed

Outcomes

  • Better understanding of conformance status of SCBA involved in injury or fatality
Page last updated: August 08, 2008
Page last reviewed: August 08, 2008
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)