Support for Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

How to Request an Evaluation

To submit an SCBA or personal protective equipment (PPE) to NIOSH for evaluation, please call (304) 285-5858 to coordinate the shipping of the equipment to the NIOSH facility. Pressurized cylinders must be shipped as hazardous materials. Please include a cover letter requesting NIOSH evaluation of the SCBA. In addition, please mark the outside of the package with instructions that the package is to be opened only in the fire fighter SCBA lab.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call Jay Tarley (304) 285-5858 or e-mail

Page last reviewed: November 5, 2019