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01AR-04-SCER - Respirator, Escape, Self-Contained, Single-Use, CBRN


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).

Grant Notes:

DHS has adopted the NIOSH Standard for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Air-Purifying Escape Respirator and CBRN Self-Contained Escape Respirator. Although SCER manufacturers may have conducted self-testing of their products, NIOSH testing of equipment against these standards is not yet complete. Following completion of these tests, FEMA anticipates limiting allowable equipment under this standard to items that successfully meet test requirements. As a result, grantees should consider delaying procurement of SCERs covered by the above-referenced standards until testing is complete and the results are published.?

FEMA Related Grant Programs:

  • Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)
  • Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)
  • Urban Areas Security Initiative Program (UASI)
  • Amtrak - (IPR - Amtrak)
  • Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP)
  • State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
  • Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG)

Standardized Equipment List

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System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders

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