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CBRN Model Training Program – FY09

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.

Current Information can be found at: CBRN Model Training Program – FY10


  • Advance the state of emergency responder safety knowledge by:

    • Providing a generic model training program for increasing the level of user proficiency within the scope of a jurisdiction’s respiratory protection program
    • Demonstrating how to recognize CBRN respirators

Fire Fighter in full (C B R N) protective ensemble

Applicable Standards

  • NIOSH Pub No. 2008 -132
  • NFPA 1404 and NTOA SCBA training manual
  • NIOSH Pub No. 85-115
  • OSHA Update to 29CFR1910

Key Partners

  • DHS
  • NIJ
  • NTOA
  • NFPA
  • OSHA
  • EPA
  • FBI
  • USSS
  • ATF


  • Labor unions for emergency responders
  • ISEA
  • AIHA
  • Private business
  • Emergency response associations
  • National training academies
  • State training academies
  • Local public safety training academies

Project Scope

  • Deployable to the user
  • Tailored to the jurisdiction
  • Reach-back to NIOSH author


  • FY09: New Start Project – April 2008
  • FY09: CBRN SCBA NIOSH Numbered Publication
  • FY10: CBRN APR NIOSH Numbered Publication
  • FY10: CBRN Model Training Program Concept Maturation
Diagram of (CBRN ) (SCBA)


  • CBRN respirator use guidelines
  • PowerPoint instructor packages
  • Training aid posters
  • Users publish NIOSH guidance in training documents/presentations


  • User proficiency contributes to lower injury and fatality rates
  • SDO and stakeholders adopt model training program outputs
Personnel wearing (CBRN) (PAPR)
Page last updated: April 05, 2010
Page last reviewed: April 14, 2009
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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