NFPA 1981, 2013 Edition Update
MSA has been closely monitoring the regulatory situation with respect to NFPA 1981, 2013 Edition SCBA approvals. Previously this year the NFPA issued a six month extension to shipment of 2007 Edition units to accommodate 2013 Edition testing delays at NIOSH.
At this point in time, there have not been any SCBA approved to the 2013 Edition of the standard. MSA continues to work closely with NIOSH and the NFPA to ensure that our new FireHawk M7XT SCBA receives approval and can begin shipping as soon as possible.
MSA will continue to provide you with updates as more information is available.