The 15-minute NH15 escape hood from Avon Protection Systems, is the world's smallest NIOSH-certified CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) escape hood specifically designed for police, correction officers, emergency medical services and fire officers to offer instant CBRN protection. The hood provides a high level of respiratory, eye and face protection for up to 15 minutes to allow sufficient time to evacuate from a contaminated area. Use of the hood requires minimal training and takes approximately 30 seconds to deploy, due to the novel self-adjusting harness system. The hood is vacuum sealed in a foil bag and protected by a durable reinforced pouch small enough to store in a briefcase, glove compartment or drawer. It can be carried on a utility belt or thigh mounted and has a five-year shelf life. The hood is a single-use device and does not require annual OSHA-specified (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) fit testing.