Information Bulletin Number 0806217

NIOSH Announces Webpage for Fire Service SCBA Cylinder Part Numbers

In response to a request from the fire service, NIOSH is announcing the posting of a new web page titled, Fire Service SCBA Cylinder Part Numbers, (

The page is a quick reference showing cylinder assemblies which are authorized components of NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).  This posting lists the SCBA models commonly used in the fire service and the corresponding approved cylinder and valve assemblies based on the information in the NIOSH data base and provided by the manufacturer.  Currently two manufacturers are listed, Draeger Safety and Biomarine.  Other manufacturers will be added as their information is submitted to NIOSH for posting to this web page.

In general, this list contains the configurations thought to be most common, it may not be comprehensive.  The definitive source for information on the components which make up an approved SCBA remains the approval label included in its user instructions.  You should refer to this label if there is any question.

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