NFPA Issues Safety Alert On SCBA Facepiece Lenses

SCBA facepiece lenses may undergo thermal degradation when exposed to intense heat

July 2, 2012 — The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today issued a safety alert on Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) facepiece lenses. Among other things, NFPA is recommending that fire departments, fire academies, and emergency service organizations inspect all SCBA facepiece lenses before and after each use. Any SCBA facepiece lens found to have cracks, crazing, bubbling, deformation, discoloring, gaps or holes should be immediately removed from service and a replacement issued.

View the entire NFPA Safety Alert on SCBA Facepiece Lenses here