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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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Battery pack for item 01AR-03-PAPA.

CBRN Canisters for Item 01AR-03-PAPR

Wildland Fire Fighting Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (WFF-PAPR), certified by NIOSH as compliant with the WFF-PAPR performance requirements and certified as compliant to NFPA 1984 Standard on Respirators for Wildland Fire Fighting Operations. Depending on the respirator design, this item includes the respirator canister/cartridge component certified as complaint under the NIOSH Wildland Fire Fighting Air-Purifying Respirator approval and the NFPA 1984 standard.

CBRN Air-Purifying Escape Respirator (APER) designed for escape from hazardous environments, including carbon monoxide (certified by NIOSH as compliant with the CBRN approval criteria).

CBRN Air-Purifying Escape Respirator (APER) designed for escape from hazardous environments (certified by NIOSH as compliant with the CBRN approval criteria).

CBRN Self-Contained Escape Respirator (SCER) designed for escape from hazardous and oxygen-deficient environments (certified by NIOSH as compliant with the CBRN approval criteria).

Respiratory protection equipment that performs in multiple modes corresponding to various respirator types, such as a combination of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR). Must be certified by NIOSH as a compliant combination respirator in accordance with 42 CFR 84. Each mode of operation must comply with the applicable NIOSH CBRN approval criteria. If no CBRN standard is established for a given mode of operation, the equipment must be certified in that mode under 42 CFR 84. Appropriate Cautions and Limitations of Use apply for each respirator type/mode of operation.

Respirator certified by NIOSH under 42 CFR 84 and classified as one of nine types of filtering-facepiece disposable particulate respirators (N95, N99, N100; R95, R99, R100; P95, P99, P100).

Cartridge, canister, or other filtration media for use with reusable particulate respirator facepiece (see 01AR-06-REUS). Certified by NIOSH as one of the following: N95, N99, N100; R95, R99, R100; P95, P99, P100.

Respirator certified by NIOSH under 42 CFR 84, consisting of a tight-fitting elastomeric facepiece (capable of being decontaminated and reused) and particulate filtration media (cartridges, canisters) certified by NIOSH as one of the following: N95, N99, N100; R95, R99, R100; P95, P99, P100.