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Powered Air-Purifying Respirators

AEL Category: 01. Personal Protective Equipment

AEL Title: Respirator, Powered, Air-Purifying (PAPR), CBRN

AEL Number: 01AR-03-PAPA

SAVER Project: Powered Air-Purifying Respirators

Powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs) are respiratory protective devices that provide clean air to the user by utilizing a battery to power a blower that pumps clean air through a filter into a mask, hood, or helmet. Responders use PAPRs when a face mask alone would not provide enough protection against atmospheric contaminants.

The Focus Group Recommendations, Market Survey Report, and Technical Guide on Powered Air-Purifying Respirators are limited distribution documents, and are available in the SAVER Community on First Responder Community of Practice (FRCoP).

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

Attachment Ext. Size Date
Powered Air-Purifying Respirators Highlight (February 2006) PDF 279.82 KB
Powered Air-Purifying Respirators Assessment: Fire and Rescue Applications Summary (June 2007) PDF 291.07 KB
Powered Air-Purifying Respirators Assessment: Law Enforcement Applications Summary (June 2007) PDF 329.25 KB
Last Updated: 01/31/2023
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