Full-facepiece, closed-circuit self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBAs) are designed to protect personnel in hazardous, toxic, or oxygen-deficient environments by recirculating breathing air and purifying it, removing carbon dioxide and adding fresh oxygen. These SCBAs are used when responders need to have a supply of breathable air to work in fouled atmospheres.
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, Full-Facepiece, Closed-Circuit, Self-Contained
AEL Number: 01AR-01-SCCC
SAVER Project: Self-Contained Closed-Circuit Full-Facepiece Respirator