Standard for Fire Service Respiratory Protection Training
What is NFPA 1404?
This standard contains requirements for the training component of the Respiratory Protection Program found in NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program, and are intended to protect the health and welfare of personnel who work in hazardous atmospheres by preventing accidents, injuries, and exposure to harmful environments.
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What does NFPA 1404 address?
Procedures apply to emergency responders expecting to be involved in fire suppression, rescue, EMS, and related activities in a toxic, contaminated, or oxygen-deficient atmosphere or environment. Criteria cover selection and use of equipment; instructors and safety officer; training progression; specialized training in areas including SCBA, APRs and PAPRs, and WMD response; in-service equipment inspection and maintenance; breathing air; and training evaluation.
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