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    Quote Originally Posted by ameryfd View Post
    The PG states "Specifically, they recommended that DHS not consider replacement of SCBA that is compliant to the 1997 Edition of NFPA 1981 or the 2002 Edition of NFPA 1981."

    Anybody got a better idea of what this means???
    It means that SCBA compliant to the 1997 or 2002 edition of NFPA 1981 will generally not be considered for replacement. I.e., your SCBA need to be compliant to the 1992 edition or before. I believe the major change in the 1997 edition was the addition of the 2nd low air indicator (e.g., for Scott's - vibra alert + low air whistle). The edition should be stamped on the pack assembly itself.

    That all being said, if you have justification for why newer SCBA should be replaced, you may be able to argue for it.

    Hope that helps
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    The PG states "Specifically, they recommended that DHS not consider replacement of SCBA that is compliant to the 1997 Edition of NFPA 1981 or the 2002 Edition of NFPA 1981."

    Anybody got a better idea of what this means???

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    I believe last years PG said the same thing, not shure about the year prior? If you have 1997 (or newer) SCBA, a high call volume, the existing packs are worn or require frequent maintenance and can adequately justify it; it's a possibility but will most likely score lower in the whole scheme of things as compared to those requesting packs that pre-date the 1997 standard. Depends alot on the department characteristics. At least that's my interpretation.

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