Standard: NFPA 1936

STANDARD ON POWERED RESCUE TOOLS

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Scope:

This standard shall specify the minimum requirements for the design, performance, testing, and certification of powered rescue tools and components. 

This standard shall specify the requirements for spreader, ram, cutter, and combination powered rescue tools.

This standard shall also specify the requirements for cable assemblies, hose assemblies, and power unit components for powered rescue tools.

This standard shall not specify any requirements for any accessories for powered rescue tools or components. 

This standard shall not be construed as addressing all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It shall be the responsibility of the persons and organizations that use this standard to establish safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use of this standard. 

Nothing herein shall restrict any jurisdiction from specifying powered rescue tool systems and components that exceed the minimum requirements of this standard. 

Nothing herein shall restrict any manufacturer from producing powered rescue tools and components that exceed the minimum requirements of this standard.

Purpose

The purpose of this standard shall be to establish minimum performance requirements for powered rescue tools and components that are utilized by emergency services personnel to facilitate the extrication of victims from entrapment. 

Controlled laboratory environmental and physical tests are used to determine compliance with the performance requirements of this standard only; however, such tests shall not be deemed as establishing the performance levels of powered rescue tools and components for all situations. 

This standard is not intended to serve as a detailed manufacturing or purchase specification but shall be permitted to be referenced in purchase specifications as minimum acceptable requirements.

Organization: National Fire Protection Association
Document Number: nfpa 1936
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Page Count: 34
Change Type: COMPLETE REVISION
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: YES
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

Document History

Document # Change Type Update Date Revision Status
NFPA 1936 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2010-01-01 Revision: 10 Status: INAC
NFPA 1936 Change Type: Update Date: 2005-01-01 Revision: 05 Status: INAC
NFPA 1936 Change Type: Update Date: 1999-01-01 Revision: 99 Status: INAC

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