Standard on Breathing Air Quality for Emergency Services Respiratory Protection
The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Input (formerly proposals).
What is NFPA 1989?
This standard establishes criteria for a safe supply of breathing air to protect fire and emergency services personnel during confined space, fire fighting, rescue, hazardous materials incidents, CBRN terrorism incidents, and other types of operations where respiratory hazards can or do exist.
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What does NFPA 1989 address?
This standard specifies requirements for the breathing air quality component of the respiratory protection program required by NFPA 1500: Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program. Coverage include air quality requirements; sampling; test methods, and criteria for compressed breathing air systems.
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