IAFF Criticizes NIOSH

The IAFF criticizes NIOSH over its failure to regulate the Scott Aviation Corporation’s breathing apparatus sooner, which might have prevented the deaths of three Lubbock, Texas, fire fighters. After three years of IAFF prodding, NIOSH issues a USERS WARNING and STOP SALES recommendation to the manufacturer. Scott Aviation agrees to provide retrofit packages free of charge to fire departments after considerable advocacy by IAFF.

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