2018 NFPA 1404 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Train responders on vital respiratory procedures using the 2018 edition of NFPA 1404.

    Protect the safety and welfare of response personnel through adequate training on potentially life-saving best practices. NFPA 1404, Standard for Fire Service Respiratory Protection Training contains minimum requirements for the training component of the Respiratory Protection Program found in the latest edition NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program.

    This Standard includes safety procedures for personnel involved in fire suppression, rescue, and related activities in a toxic, contaminated, or oxygen-deficient atmosphere or environment.

    The 2018 edition of NFPA 1404:

    • Aligns with the latest editions of both NFPA 1500 and NFPA 1852, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
    • Includes minor editorial clarifications intended to make requirements easier to understand and apply in practice

    Give first responders the training they need to operate safely on the job with respiratory training based on NFPA 1404. (Print, 40 pp., 2018)

  • Table of Contents (2018 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1404 Standard for Fire Service Respiratory Protection Training, 2018 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.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Provisions of Respiratory Protection Equipment Used in Training
    4.1 Inventory and Allocation of Respiratory Protection Equipment.
    4.2 Selection and Use of SCBA for Training.
    4.3 Selection and Use of Supplied-Air Respirators (SAR) in Training.
    4.4 Selection and Use of APRs and PAPRs.
    4.5 Selection and Use of PAPRs.
    4.6 Selection and Use of Air-Purifying Emergency Escape Respirators and Self-Contained Escape Respirators.
    4.7 Selection and Use of Filter, Canister, and Cartridge APRs.
    Chapter 5 Respiratory Protection Training Component
    5.1 Coordinated Administrative Policies.
    5.2 Requirements of the Respiratory Protection Training Component.
    Chapter 6 Respiratory Protection Training
    6.1 Safety Officer.
    6.2 Instructor-in-Charge and Instructors.
    6.3 Personal Protective Clothing.
    6.4 Recruit Training.
    6.5 Annual Member Retraining and Certification.
    6.6 Respiratory Protection Training Safety.
    6.7 Ability to Act Properly in Simulated Emergencies.
    6.8 Requirements for the Progression of Training.
    6.9 Recognizing Hazards.
    6.10 Specialized Training on SCBA.
    6.11 Specialized Training in the Use of SAR.
    6.12 Specialized Training in the Use of APRs and PAPRs.
    6.13 Specialized Training on Emergency Escape Respirators.
    6.14 Specialized Respiratory Protection Training for WMD Response.
    6.15 Training Conditions.
    6.16 Maintenance and Testing.
    6.17 Manufacturer's Instructions.
    6.18 Inspection.
    Chapter 7 In-Service Inspection of Respiratory Protection Equipment Used in Training
    7.1 SCBA Service Checks.
    7.2 SAR Unit Service Checks.
    7.3 APR Service Checks.
    7.4 PAPR Service Checks.
    7.5 Emergency Escape Respirators (EER) Service Checks.
    Chapter 8 Maintenance
    8.1 User Maintenance.
    Chapter 9 Breathing Air for Respiratory Protection Training
    9.1 Air Quality Control.
    9.2 Recharging Air Cylinders Used in Training.
    Chapter 10 Respiratory Protection Training Evaluation
    10.1 Annual Review.
    10.2 Review and Revise.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Considerations for CBRNE Events
    Annex C Common Signs and Symptoms of WMD
    Annex D Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2013 Edition

    Improve the safety and welfare of responders with the 2013 NFPA 1404!

    NFPA 1404: Standard for Fire Service Respiratory Protection Training contains minimum requirements for the training component of the Respiratory Protection Program found in NFPA 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program. Areas addressed include safety procedures for those involved in fire suppression, rescue, and related activities in a toxic, contaminated, or oxygen-deficient atmosphere or environment.

    The 2013 edition includes significant changes:

    • Added language concerning the July 2012 NFPA® safety alert bulletin concerning Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) facepiece lenses
    • An added requirement for Safety Officer to correlate with NFPA 1403: Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions
    • Clarifications on SCBA training versus live fire training

    (Softbound, 28 pp., 2013)

     

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