TITLE

FIT TO BREATHE

AUTHOR(S)
Wilmoth, Janet
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Feb2005, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on threat of chemical and biological weapons that has made buying self-contained breathing apparatus harder than ever. Led by U.S. government agencies and the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, it was determined that the type of self-contained breathing apparatus used by first responders needed to be tested to make sure the equipment performed as it was advertised and be durable enough to meet the physical challenges that a firefighter would encounter. Besides the high temperatures in a fire that could cause plastics to warp or melt, equipment needed to withstand exposure to airborne contaminants.
ACCESSION #
16313455

 

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