NFPA Forming Committee for New SCBA Standard

The Standards Council approved in principle a request to proceed with a standard addressing design, use, testing, and certification of SCBAs for emergency response operations that don’t involve structural firefighting.

A new NFPA standard for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) is in the works from the National Fire Protection Association, according to the October 2012 edition of NFPA News, a free newsletter devoted to NFPA codes and standards activity. It reports the Standards Council approved in principle a request from Dan Rossos, chair of the Technical Committee on Respiratory Protection, to proceed with a standard addressing design, use, testing, and certification of SCBAs for emergency response operations that don’t involve structural firefighting – that is, SCBA that are not covered by the requirements of NFPA 1981, Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Emergency Services.

The council is seeking members for the Technical Committee, specifically members from law enforcement, federal, defense, hazmat incident responders, and related agencies, and asked interested parties to apply by Dec. 28, 2012, for consideration at the March 2013 Standards Council meeting.

To apply, email a request for an application to [email protected] or write to Codes and Standards Administration, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471.

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