NFPA 1852: Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing App

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Provide maximum respiratory protection against the products of combustion, hazardous materials, oxygen deficiency, and other IDLH atmospheres with the 2013 NFPA 1852!

Make sure life-supporting SCBA will work as intended when it's needed most. Protect fire fighters and other emergency services personnel with the 2013 NFPA 1852: Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.

This important Standard provides criteria for the selection, purchase, proper care and maintenance of open-circuit SCBA, required by the respiratory protection program in NFPA 1500: Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program.

Get up-to-speed on rules that improve safety, including:

  • Updated references to other NFPA® documents
  • Revised text on exemptions to Department of Transportation special certifications
  • Changes related to SCBA compliance, including revised text concerning the upgrades and retirement sections in Chapter 4

The 2013 edition also includes requirements for the qualifications of SCBA technicians, and program quality assurance. (Softbound, 28 pp., 2013)

NFPA® 1852 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) 2013 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections. (Reserved)
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Program Component
4.1 General
4.2 Adverse Conditions Involving SCBA
4.3 SCBA Selection, Care, and Maintenance Program Component
4.4 SCBA Compliance - Upgrades and Retirement
4.5 Records
4.6 Manufacturer's Instructions
4.7 Retirement and Disposal
4.8 Quality Assurance
4.9 Technical Authorization
Chapter 5 Selection
5.1 Selection for Purchase
5.2 Acceptance
Chapter 6 Care
6.1 Cleaning and Disinfecting
6.2 Contamination and Decontamination
6.3 Storage
Chapter 7 Maintenance
7.1 User Maintenance
7.2 Technician Maintenance
7.3 Breathing Air Cylinder Filling
7.4 Breathing Air Cylinder Requalification
7.5 Testing
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Instructions for External Examination of SCBA Breathing Air Cylinders
Annex C Requalification of SCBA Breathing Air Cylinders
Annex D Informational References
Index