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.
AEL Category, Title, Number, and Project:
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