PPE CASE – Evaluation of a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Involved in a Fatality and a Near Miss While Operating at a Structure Fire
Clinton Fire Department Request for two MSA Model G1
NPPTL Report Number TN-22941
NIOSH evaluated two SCBAs involved in a fatality and near miss while the fire fighters operated at a structure fire. The SCBAs were not found to contribute to the fatality or 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.
This report provides a summary of NPPTL’s inspection and evaluation methods, as well as findings, for two SCBAs that were being used by two fire fighters while operating at a silo fire. The SCBAs used were both MSA Model G1, 4500 psi, 45-minute units. The NIOSH Division of Safety Research (NIOSH/DSR) and the Clinton Fire Department were advised that NIOSH NPPTL would provide a written report of the investigation and any applicable test results.
Clinton Fire Department Request for two MSA Model G1 [PDF – 14 MB]
NIOSH . PPE CASE: Evaluation of a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Involved in a Fatality and a Near Miss While Operating at a Structure Fire. By Jay Tarley and Angie Andrews. Morgantown, WV U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NPPTL TN-22941.