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NFPA-Certified Firefighting Equipment

The National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, is an organization that establishes a set of safety standards. These standards are used in the United States, Canada, and a variety of other countries in Central and South America along with some in the Middle East.

Established in 1896, NFPA is a global nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.

A few standards applies to products made by Dräger including SCBAs and live-fire training units.

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NFPA 1981: Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Emergency Services

NFPA 1981 establishes levels of respiratory protection and functional requirements for SCBA. NFPA 1981 applies to all open-circuit SCBA and combination SCBA/SARs used during firefighting, rescue, hazardous materials, terrorist incidents, and similar operations.

Every five years or so, this standard is updated. The current version is known as the 2019 Edition. It was originally referred to as the 2018 Edition, so either is valid. Dräger SCBAs including the PSS 7000 and the PSS 5000 both meet the standard.

The updates in the 2019 Edition included the following:

  • Two Distinct Actions Required to Remove Regulator
  • Facepiece Regulator Connection Strength Test
  • Pneumatic Data Logging for SCBA Specific Events
  • Interoperability between All Manufacturers' EBSS Systems

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NFPA 1982: Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS)

NFPA 1982 establishes requirements intended to ensure reliable performance of PASS that enable emergency responders to signal or help if they get lost, disoriented, trapped, injured, or run out of breathing air during emergency operations.

Like NFPA 1981, this standard is updated every five years or so. The current version was originally referred to as 2018 Edition, but because product certifications were announced in fall 2019, it became the 2019 Edition.

Dräger SCBAs use the Sentinel 7000 as the PASS device, included with both the PSS 7000 and PSS 5000. The Sentinel is certified to the 2019 Edition of NFPA 1982 with the following updates:

  • New Universal PASS Tone
  • Pass System Radio (Telemetry) Functionality Tests

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NFPA 1402: Standard on Facilities for Fire Training and Associated Props

NFPA 1402 provides guidance for the planning of live-fire training centers. The 2019 Edition focuses on  components necessary to accomplish general firefighter training safely.

Both Dräger Class A and Class B buildings and mobile units meet the standard that are included in the 2019 Edition.

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7256 S. Sam Houston W Pkwy., Suite 100
Houston, TX 77085