NFPA-1852(13): Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

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NFPA-1852(13): Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
Provide maximum respiratory protection against the products of combustion, hazardous materials, oxygen deficiency, and other IDLH atmospheres with the 2013 NFPA 1852!

Make sure life-supporting SCBA will work as intended when it's needed most. Protect fire fighters and other emergency services personnel with the 2013 NFPA 1852: Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.

This important Standard provides criteria for the selection, purchase, proper care and maintenance of open-circuit SCBA, required by the respiratory protection program in NFPA 1500: Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program.

Get up-to-speed on rules that improve safety, including:

  • Updated references to other NFPA® documents
  • Revised text on exemptions to Department of Transportation special certifications
  • Changes related to SCBA compliance, including revised text concerning the upgrades and retirement sections in Chapter 4

The 2013 edition also includes requirements for the qualifications of SCBA technicians, and program quality assurance. (Softbound, 28 pp., 2013)

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