Follow the latest requirements of the 2007 Spanish edition of NFPA 1981 to maximize protection for SCBA users!
NFPA 1981 establishes the minimum respiratory protection and functional requirements for SCBA used by emergency services personnel. The standard applies to SCBA used during fire fighting, rescue, hazardous materials, terrorist incident, and similar operations where responders may encounter:
Atmospheres that are unknown
Atmospheres that are, or could become, Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH)
Atmospheres that are or could become oxygen deficient
Changes and additions to the 2007 Spanish edition include:
A new requirement that mandates that all SCBA for emergency services personnel also be certified by NIOSH as CBRN ( chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) SCBA
A new requirement for enhanced voice communications