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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 sub-categories, tertiary 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 positive-pressure respiratory protective device that delivers air to the wearer via an "air-line" connected to a remote breathable air source. SAR must be certified by NIOSH, and can be worn with multiple ensemble configurations.
CBRN SCBA - Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus certified as compliant with NFPA 1981 and certified by NIOSH as compliant with the CBRN approval criteria. Worn with multiple ensemble configurations.
Spare SCBA Cylinders and valve assemblies, and service/repair kits for item 01AR-01-SCBA. Cylinders and parts/assemblies must be purchased from the SCBA manufacturer or a source authorized by the manufacturer to ensure that the NIOSH CBRN approval of the SCBA remains valid.
Retrofit/upgrade kit for existing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus to bring the unit into CBRN compliance. Kit must bring apparatus into compliance with NFPA 1981 and the NIOSH CBRN approval criteria.
Full-Facepiece Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus that recirculates the breathing air through the apparatus and purifies it, removing carbon dioxide and adding fresh oxygen. The wearer is supplied with air that has been oxygen enriched.
CBRN Air-Purifying Respirator (APR) (certified by NIOSH as compliant with the CBRN approval criteria). Worn with multiple ensemble configurations.
CBRN canisters for Item 01AR-02-APR.
CBRN Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) (certified by NIOSH as compliant with CBRN approval criteria). Worn with multiple ensemble configurations.
Battery pack for item 01AR-03-PAPA.
CBRN Canisters for Item 01AR-03-PAPR