Certified Air Mask Repair Education (C.A.R.E.)

C.A.R.E. Overview


C.A.R.E. is an acronym for Certified Airmask Repair Education. The Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) maintenance course is specially designed and developed to address the MSA Air Mask repair and maintenance requirements of our Channel Partners and end-users.

C.A.R.E. classes should only be attended by those individuals who are, or will be, assigned to maintain and repair MSA Air Masks on a frequent basis and have the mechanical aptitude, experience and skill-set to perform the work.

Successful completion of the class certifies an organization as an MSA Authorized Air Mask Maintenance Center, enabling C.A.R.E. Certified Repair Persons to perform the highest level of SCBA maintenance and repair on MSA Air Masks.

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Class Requirements

MSA Air Mask Maintenance Centers must receive authorization from MSA’s Regional and Corporate management and must comply with the following requirements:

  • Provide facilities, equipment and competent personnel to meet MSA service standards.
  • Assure that MSA SCBA-maintenance personnel successfully complete the MSA SCBA Maintenance Repair training class under the instruction of an MSA-authorized and qualified instructor.
  • Safety equipment (tools, tester, etc.) must be purchased prior to class attendance. Total cost is approx. $16,000.
  • Sub-agent or subcontractor will not be appointed to be utilized for the purpose of providing service on MSA products.


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1.5 Day Initial Certification Class

Course No. ZT-CARE1.5     Price: $800.00

 

This course is designed for technicians or firefighters, who through their job function, are required to perform overhauls, adjustments, flow testing and trouble shooting on mask mounted open circuit self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Those who should attend are individuals who have been identified as qualified by their employer to attend an MSA C.A.R.E. class and currently employed by an MSA Authorized Repair Center.

At the completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Explain theory of operation for an MSA Firehawk SCBA
  • Identify key sub-assemblies of an MSA Firehawk SCBA
  • Demonstrate disassembly and inspection process
  • Demonstrate reassembly and functional test
  • Perform overhaul of complete SCBA system
  • Demonstrate First and Second stage regulator and Primary Alarm adjustments
  • Make adjustments and flow test using PosiChek 3 tester


The following is included in the registration fee:

  • The one and a half day C.A.R.E. Training Class, conducted by an MSA factory trained instructor
  • Use of the appropriate SCBA Regulators, Audi-Larm™ assemblies, cylinder valves and tools for hands-on disassembly and reassembly
  • A C.A.R.E. Certified Maintenance Manual and support material
  • Lunch and refreshments during the breaks in the training
  • Certificate

 

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2 Day Initial Certification Factory Class

Course No. ZT-CARE2     Price: $800

 

This course is designed for technicians or firefighters, who through their job function, are required to perform overhauls, adjustments, flow testing and trouble shooting on mask mounted open circuit self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Those who should attend are individuals who are currently employed by an MSA Authorized Repair Center and who have been identified as qualified by their employer to attend an MSA C.A.R.E. class.

At the completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Explain theory of operation for an MSA Firehawk SCBA
  • Identify key sub-assemblies of an MSA Firehawk SCBA
  • Demonstrate disassembly and inspection process
  • Demonstrate reassembly and functional test
  • Perform overhaul of complete SCBA system
  • Demonstrate First and Second stage regulator and Primary Alarm adjustments
  • Make adjustments and flow test using PosiChek 3 tester


The following is included in the registration fee:

  • The two day C.A.R.E. Training Class, conducted by an MSA factory trained instructor
  • Use of the appropriate SCBA Regulators, Audi-Larm™ assemblies, cylinder valves and tools for hands-on disassembly and reassembly
  • A C.A.R.E. Certified Maintenance Manual and support material
  • Lunch and refreshments during the breaks in the training
  • MSA Murrysville factory tour
  • Certificate

 

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2.5 Day Comprehensive Certification Class

Course No. ZT-CARE3     Price: $1,250.00

 

This course is designed for technicians or firefighters, who through their job function, are required to perform overhauls, adjustments, flow testing and trouble shooting on mask mounted open circuit self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The comprehensive Course provides additional time to cover current and prior design models of both Fire service and Industrial SCBA and SAR’s.

The Comprehensive classes should be attended by those individuals who are, or will be, assigned to maintain and repair the full line of MSA Air Masks on a frequent basis and have the mechanical aptitude, experience and skill-set to perform the work requirement. Prior experience with the function and operation of the self contained breathing apparatus is strongly recommended. This class provides experience with the full line of MSA SCBA and accessories as well as extended time with the PosiChek3 tester and hands-on troubleshooting.

At the completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Explain theory of operation MSA MMR SCBA and SAR
  • Identify key sub-assemblies of the full line of MSA MMR SCBA and SAR
  • Demonstrate disassembly and inspection process
  • Demonstrate reassembly and functional test
  • Perform overhaul of complete SCBA system
  • Demonstrate First and Second stage regulator and Primary Alarm adjustments
  • Make adjustments and flow test using PosiChek3 SCBA test bench

 


*The following is included in the registration fee:

  • The 2.5 day Comprehensive Training Classes, conducted by an MSA factory trained instructor
  • Use of the appropriate SCBA Regulators, Audi-Larm™ assemblies, cylinder valves and tools for hands-on disassembly and reassembly
  • A C.A.R.E. Certified Maintenance Manual and support material
  • Lunch and refreshments during the breaks in the training
  • The MSA Murrysville Location course will include a factory tour
  • Certificate

 

Agenda

 

1 Day Recertification Class

Course No. ZT-CARE1     Price: $550.00

 

This course is designed for technicians or firefighters, who through their job function, are required to perform overhauls, adjustments, flow testing and trouble shooting on mask mounted open circuit self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Those who should attend are Individuals recertifying their C.A.R.E. qualification with MSA breathing air products. They will need to be identified as qualified by their employer to attend an MSA C.A.R.E recertification class and currently employed by an MSA Authorized Repair Center.

At the completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Explain theory of operation for an MSA Firehawk SCBA
  • Identify key sub-assemblies of an MSA Firehawk SCBA
  • Demonstrate disassembly and inspection process
  • Demonstrate reassembly and functional test
  • Perform overhaul of complete SCBA system
  • Demonstrate First and Second stage regulator and Primary Alarm adjustments
  • Make adjustments and flow test using PosiChek 3 tester

 

*The following is included in the registration fee:

  • The one day C.A.R.E. Training Class, conducted by an MSA factory trained instructor
  • Use of the appropriate SCBA Regulators, Audi-Larm™ assemblies, cylinder valves and tools for hands-on disassembly and reassembly
  • A C.A.R.E. Certified Maintenance Manual and support material
  • Lunch and refreshments during the breaks in the training
  • Certificate

 

Agenda

 

2 Day M7 Responder Certification Class

Course No. ZT-CAREM7R     Price: $1,050.00

 

This course is designed for military technicians or military firefighters, who through their job function, are required to perform overhauls, adjustments, flow testing and trouble shooting on mask mounted open circuit self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Those who should attend are individuals in the military who have been identified as qualified by their employer to attend an MSA C.A.R.E. class and currently employed by an MSA Authorized Repair Center.

At the completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Explain theory of operation for a Responder SCBA/PAPR/APR
  • Identify key sub-assemblies of a Responder SCBA
  • Demonstrate disassembly of SCBA components
  • Demonstrate regulator and primary alarm adjustment
  • Set up, performance test and adjustment using a Posi-chek III dynamic test bench

 

*The following is included in the registration fee:

  • The two day C.A.R.E. Training Class, conducted by an MSA factory trained
  • instructor
  • Use of the appropriate SCBA Regulators, Audi-Larm™ assemblies, cylinder valves
  • and tools for hands-on disassembly and reassembly
  • A C.A.R.E. Certified Maintenance Manual and support material
  • Lunch and refreshments during the breaks in the training
  • Certificate

 

Agenda

 

1 Day M7 Responder Recertification Class

Course No. ZT-CAREM7RECERT     Price: $550

 

This course is designed for Military technicians or Military firefighters, who through their job function, are required to perform overhauls, adjustments, flow testing and trouble shooting on mask mounted open circuit self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Those who should attend are Individuals in the military recertifying their C.A.R.E. qualification with MSA breathing air products. They will need to be identified as qualified by their employer to attend an MSA C.A.R.E recertification class and currently employed by an MSA Authorized Repair Center.
 
At the completion of this course the participants will be able to:
  • Explain theory of operation for an MSA Responder SCBA/PAPR/APR
  • Identify key sub-assemblies of an MSA Responder SCBA
  • Demonstrate disassembly and inspection process
  • Demonstrate reassembly and functional test
  • Perform overhaul of complete SCBA system
  • Demonstrate First and Second stage regulator and Primary Alarm adjustments
  • Make adjustments and flow test using PosiChek 3 tester
 
*The following is included in the registration fee:
  • The one day C.A.R.E. Training Class, conducted by an MSA factory trained instructor
  • Use of the appropriate SCBA Regulators, Audi-Larm™ assemblies, cylinder valves and tools for hands-on disassembly and reassembly
  • A C.A.R.E. Certified Maintenance Manual and support material
  • Lunch and refreshments during the breaks in the training
  • Certificate

 

Agenda