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Fire Fighter SCBA Evaluations - FY09

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Current Information can be found at: Fire Fighter SCBA Evaluations - FY10


  • 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




  • IAFF
  • Other firefighting users
  • NFPA
  • SEI

Project Scope

  • Support of firefighting SCBA users


  • Testing/Evaluation of SCBA: 7 Opened so far this FY
  • Final reports: 14 Closed so far this FY
  • Answer e-mail/web/telephone inquiries on firefighting SCBA


  • Report on SCBA evaluation
  • Overall number of evaluations since initiation of project in FY 1998: 66 Opened / 60 Closed


  • Better understanding of conformance status of SCBA involved in injury or fatality
Page last updated: April 05, 2010
Page last reviewed: April 14, 2009
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory