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Respiratory Protection Wildland Firefighting


AEL Category: 01. Personal Protective Equipment

AEL Title: Respirator, Air-Purifying, Negative Pressure, Wildland Fire Fighting

AEL Number: 01AR-02-APRW

SAVER Project: Respiratory Protection for Wildland Firefighting

Wildland firefighters – whose mission requires deploying to remote locations – often use bandanas and N95 masks for protection due to their light weight and small size. These traditional masks, however, do not effectively protect against the particulate and gas hazards firefighters may encounter throughout a wildfire response. Air-purifying (APRs) and powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs) are small and portable and offer protection to users like wildland firefighters from hazardous air particles, smoke and gases.

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Respiratory Protection for Wildland Firefighters TechNote PDF 281.38 KB 08/17/2022
Last Updated: 08/18/2022
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