PPE CASE – Evaluation of a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Potential Contribution to a Fatal Event in the Fire Service
Valley Springs, South Dakota Fire Department Request for Dräger ND2 PSS100 Unit
NPPTL Report Number TN-20855
NIOSH evaluated an SCBA used by a fire fighter involved in a fatal event. The SCBA was not found to contribute to the fatality.
A qualified service technician must inspect, repair, test, clean, and replace damaged components of any SCBA involved in an incident before it may be returned to service.
As part of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program, the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) agreed to examine and evaluate a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) identified as a Dräger ND2 PSS100 30 minute, 2216 psi unit.
This SCBA status investigation was assigned NIOSH Task Number 20855. The Valley Springs Fire Department and the NIOSH Division of Safety Research (DSR) were advised that NPPTL would provide a written report of the inspection and any applicable test results.
Valley Springs, South Dakota Fire Department Request for Dräger ND2 PSS100 Unit [PDF – 4 MB]
NIOSH . PPE CASE: Evaluation of a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Potential Contribution to a Fatal Event in the Fire Service. By Jeremy Gouzd. Evaluation and Testing Branch, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, West Virginia, NPPTL TN-20855.