2019 NFPA 1852 Standard - Current Edition
When you select a digital product (pdf or digital access), you are purchasing a license to access NFPA Information electronically. To protect the authenticity of your product, certain restrictions apply.

Build your own set and Save 15%. NFPA Members save an additional 10%.

Item #: NFPA_1852
Price: $0.00
Edition:
Formats Available:





Quantity:
  • Description

    Safeguard lives on the line with better respiratory protection using this expanded edition of 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 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.

    The 2019 edition is now the selection, care, and maintenance standard for both NFPA 1986 and NFPA 1981.

    To reflect NFPA 1852's expanded scope, references to NFPA 1986, Standard on Respiratory Protection Equipment for Tactical and Technical Operations have been added throughout the standard where needed. This edition of NFPA 1852 also adds new requirements for reporting adverse conditions involving SCBA, including removal from service, securing SCBA and restricting access, and documenting the chain of custody. This change helps users comply with NFPA 1986 requirements for organizations to provide to the SCBA manufacturer data logging and photo or video evidence of the specific adverse condition.

    This edition of the standard also provides:

    • A new chain of custody form in an Annex
    • Clarifications for when SCBAs must be upgraded or retired

    Get up-to-speed on rules that improve safety for SCBA users.

    The 2019 edition also includes updated references to other NFPA documents, requirements for the qualifications of SCBA technicians, and program quality assurance. (Print, 40 pp., 2019)

     

    Interested in other editions of NFPA 1852? Use the drop down menu above to select the edition year you need.

  • Table of Contents (2019 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1852 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), 2019 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 Reporting 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'sManufacturer’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
  • Prior Editions

    2013 Edition

    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) 

    Interested in other editions of NFPA 1852? Use the drop down menu above to select the edition year you need.

  • NFPA Digital Products

    Licensed PDFs can be accessed immediately. Instructions can be found in your order confirmation.