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Air-Purifying Escape Respirators

AEL Category: 01. Personal Protective Equipment

AEL Title: Respirator, Escape, Air-Purifying, Single-Use, CBRN

AEL Number: 01AR-04-APER

SAVER Project: Air-Purifying Escape Respirators

Air-purifying escape respirators (APERs) are designed to protect users from breathing harmful gases, vapors, and fumes. They may be used by responders or civilians for the limited amount of time needed to exit a contaminated area and reach fresh air.

Please contact NUSTL@hq.dhs.gov regarding access to the following additional documents: Focus Group Report and Market Survey Report on Air Purifying Escape Respirators.

Find this project in the FEMA Authorized Equipment List and InterAgency Board Interactive Standardized Equipment List.

Attachment Ext. Size Date
Air-Purifying Escape Respirators Highlight (February 2007) PDF 302.77 KB
Air-Purifying Escape Respirators (APER) Summary Report (September 2006) PDF 246.76 KB
Last Updated: 01/31/2023
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