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Authorized Equipment List

The Authorized Equipment List (AEL) is a list of approved equipment types allowed under FEMA’s preparedness grant programs. The intended audience of this tool is emergency managers, first responders, and other homeland security professionals. The list consists of 21 equipment categories divided into categories, sub-categories and then individual equipment items. NOTE: There are no commercially available products listed; it only consists of equipment types.
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Training-only suit corresponding to Item 01CB-03-ENSM, using similar design but different materials.

NFPA 1994 Class 4 HazMat Emergency and CBRN Terrorism Incident Protective Ensemble, including garment, gloves, footwear, and CBRN APR or PAPR (certified as compliant with NFPA 1994). NFPA 1994 Class 4 certifications specify these elements by make/model -- using any element other than those specified invalidates the certification. The elements of this Item should be purchased and used as a complete ensemble.

NFPA 1994 Class 4R ("Ruggedized") HazMat Emergency and CBRN Terrorism Incident Protective Ensemble, including garment, gloves, footwear, and CBRN APR or PAPR (certified as compliant with NFPA 1994). NFPA 1994 Class 4R certifications specify these elements by make/model -- using any element other than those specified invalidates the certification. The elements of this Item should be purchased and used as a complete ensemble.

Law Enforcement CBRN Protective Ensemble (including garment elements, hand protection elements, foot protection elements, and CBRN SCBA) certified as compliant with NIJ Standard-0116.00. The requirements for Law Enforcement Response Level 1 (LERL-1) apply to ensemble models and ensemble elements intended to provide protection to law enforcement personnel making tactical entry into environments involving CBRN hazards, conditions in which contaminant concentrations are unknown or are known to be at or above immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) levels and/or the atmosphere is oxygen deficient, requiring the use of a NIOSH-compliant CBRN self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and flame and flash fire hazards. LERL-1 ensembles are intended to withstand the rigorous use associated with tactical operations. These ensemble models are required to be tested against two CWAs and 24 TICs that are representative of many chemical threats. NIJ Standard-0116.00 LERL-1 ensemble certifications specify all constituent elements (garment elements, hand protection elements, foot protection elements, and CBRN SCBA) by manufacturer and model number. These ensembles must be worn as complete ensembles with all elements, and using any element other than those specified within the ensemble certification invalidates the certification.

Law Enforcement CBRN Protective Ensemble (including garment elements, hand protection elements, foot protection elements, and CBRN SCBA) certified as compliant with NIJ Standard-0116.00. The requirements for Law Enforcement Response Level 2 (LERL-2) apply to ensemble models and ensemble elements intended to provide protection to law enforcement personnel making tactical entry into environments involving CBRN hazards and conditions in which contaminant concentrations are unknown or are known to be at or above IDLH levels and/or the atmosphere is oxygen deficient, requiring the use of a NIOSH-compliant CBRN self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). LERL-2 ensembles are intended to withstand the rigorous use associated with tactical operations. These ensemble models are required to be tested against two CWAs and five TICs. NIJ Standard-0116.00 LERL-2 ensemble certifications specify all constituent elements (garment elements, hand protection elements, foot protection elements, and CBRN SCBA) by manufacturer and model number. These ensembles must be worn as complete ensembles with all elements, and using any element other than those specified within the ensemble certification invalidates the certification.

Law Enforcement CBRN Protective Ensemble (including garment elements, hand protection elements, foot protection elements, and respiratory protection) certified as compliant with NIJ Standard-0116.00. The requirements for Law Enforcement Response Level 3 (LERL-3) apply to ensemble models and ensemble elements intended to provide protection to law enforcement personnel making tactical entry into environments involving CBRN hazards and conditions in which contaminant concentrations are known to be below IDLH levels and sufficient oxygen levels exist, permitting the use of a NIOSH-compliant CBRN air purifying respirator (APR) or CBRN powered APR (PAPR). LERL-3 ensembles are intended to withstand the rigorous use associated with tactical operations. These ensemble models are required to be tested against the same two CWAs and five TICs as LERL-2 models. NIJ Standard-0116.00 LERL-3 ensemble certifications specify all constituent elements (garment elements, hand protection elements, foot protection elements, and CBRN APR or PAPR) by manufacturer and model number. These ensembles must be worn as complete ensembles with all elements, and using any element other than those specified within the ensemble certification invalidates the certification.

Law Enforcement CBRN Protective Ensemble (including garment elements, hand protection elements, foot protection elements, and respiratory protection) certified as compliant with NIJ Standard-0116.00. The requirements for Law Enforcement Response Level 4 (LERL-4) apply to ensemble models and ensemble elements intended to provide protection to law enforcement personnel performing perimeter operations at incidents involving CBRN hazards and conditions in which contaminant concentrations are known to be below IDLH levels, permitting the use of a NIOSH-compliant CBRN air purifying respirator (APR) or CBRN powered APR (PAPR), and where mission tasks require less stringent ensemble durability. These ensemble models are required to be tested against the same two CWAs and five TICs as LERL-2 and LERL-3 ensemble models. NIJ Standard-0116.00 LERL-4 ensemble certifications specify all constituent elements (garment elements, hand protection elements, foot protection elements, and CBRN APR or PAPR) by manufacturer and model number. These ensembles must be worn as complete ensembles with all elements, and using any element other than those specified within the ensemble certification invalidates the certification.

Multiple-use emergency medical eye and face protection device (certified as compliant with NFPA 1999).

Single-use emergency medical eye and face protection device (certified as compliant with NFPA 1999).

Single-use emergency medical masks (certified as compliant with NFPA 1999).