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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A filtering facepiece respirator certified by NIOSH under 42 CFR 84 and classified as a disposable particulate respirator with a filter efficiency of N100, R100, or P100.

Cartridge, canister, or other filtration media certified by NIOSH under 42 CFR 84 and classified as a particulate filter with an efficiency of N100, R100, P100, or High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. (see 01AR-06-REUS)


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 under 42 CFR 84 with a filter efficiency of N100, R100, or P100.  (see 01AR-06-FLTR). Available both with and without exhalation valves.

A device used for performing fit testing of respirator facepieces to determine quality of face to mask seal.

A system for testing the quality of compressed breathing air used to fill cylinders for air-supplying respirators.

NFPA 1994 Class 1 HazMat Emergency and CBRN Terrorism Incident Protective Ensemble, including garment, gloves, footwear, and CBRN SCBA (certified as compliant with NFPA 1994). NFPA 1994 Class 1 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.

Training-only suit corresponding to Item 01CB-01-ENSM, using similar design but different materials.

NFPA 1994 Class 2 CBRN Terrorism Incident Protective Ensemble, including garment, gloves, footwear, and CBRN SCBA (certified as compliant with NFPA 1994). NFPA 1994 Class 2 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 National Fire Protection Association1994 Class 2R ("Ruggedized") HazMat Emergency and CBRN Terrorism Incident Protective Ensemble, including garment, gloves, footwear, and CBRN SCBA (certified as compliant with NFPA 1994). NFPA 1994 Class 2R 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.

Training suit based on similar design, but different materials than Item 01CB-02-ENSM.