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.
The Focus Group Report and Market Survey Report on Air Purifying Escape Respirators are limited distribution documents, and are available in the SAVER Community on First Responder Communities of Practice (FRCoP).
Find this project in the FEMA Authorized Equipment List and InterAgency Board Interactive Standardized Equipment List.
AEL Category, Title, Number, and Project:
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