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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.
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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