PPE CASE – Evaluation of a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Involved in a Near Miss in the Fire Service
Rock Creek Idaho Fire Department Request for a Sperian TITANTM unit
NPPTL Report Number TN-21014
NIOSH evaluated an SCBA used by a fire fighter involved in a near miss incident. The SCBA was not found to contribute to the near miss.
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) the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) agreed to examine and evaluate one self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) identified as a Sperian TITANTM, 45 minute, 4500 psi unit.
This SCBA status investigation was assigned NIOSH Task Number 21014. The Rock Creek Fire Department was advised that NIOSH NPPTL would provide a written report of the investigation and any applicable test results.
Rock Creek Idaho Fire Department Request for a Sperian TITANTM unit [PDF – 3 MB]
NIOSH . PPE CASE: Evaluation of a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Involved in a Near Miss in the Fire Service. By Jeremy Gouzd and Karis Kline. Morgantown and Angie Andrews, WV U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NPPTL TN-21014.