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Fire Fighter SCBA Evaluations - FY12

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  • 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 stakeholders.
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

  • Conduct investigations of SCBAs involved in line-of-duty deaths and injuries to fire fighters in conjunction with the FFFIPP


  • The project is now contained under the PCE team
  • This CAN number will be terminated and the SCBA evaluations will be combined with the clothing evaluations under CAN # 927ZKRB


  • Use of findings and information by users and standards development organizations


  • Better understanding of conformance status of SCBA involved in injury or fatality
  • Reports on SCBA Evaluations
  • Findings on issues or trends related to SCBA performance and use
Page last updated: April 17, 2012
Page last reviewed: April 17, 2012
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory