Facts you need to know about the new SCBA standard for fire ground operations

The Dräeger “NFPA SCBA Standard, What You Need to Know” webinar will discuss the new technical requirements for self-contained breathing apparatus in the 2013 Edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1981 Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Fire and Emergency Services. The new requirements for Facepiece Lens Thermal Requirements, End Of Service Life Alarm (EOSTI), and Buddy Breathing will be discussed by the NFPA 1981 Standard Committee Chairman Lieutenant Dan Rossos and Mr. Heinz Ahlers the former (now retired) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) participant on the committee.

Lieutenant Rossos a 30 year veteran of the fire service will explain the NFPA 1981 Committee process for developing the new requirements. Mr. Ahlers internationally recognized expert on personnel protective technology and respirator test and certification will discuss both the technical and regulatory considerations in development of the standard. Participants in the webinar will gain an understanding of the basis for the new technical requirements in NFPA Standard 1981 which make the standard and SCBA that comply with the standard the most protective SCBA in history.

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