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NFPA - 1877

Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Wildland Firefighting Protective Clothing and Equipment

active, Most Current
Organization: NFPA
Publication Date: 1 January 2022
Status: active
Page Count: 37
scope:

This standard shall specify the minimum requirements used for selection, care, and maintenance of wildland firefighting protective clothing and equipment that are compliant with NFPA 1977, including garments, helmets, gloves, footwear, face/neck shrouds, goggles, chain saw protection, and load-carrying equipment.

This standard shall not specify requirements for other organizational programs, such as appropriate use of wildland firefighting protective clothing and equipment for training, for operations, or for infection control, because such programs are under the jurisdiction of other NFPA standards.

This standard shall not apply to protective ensembles or protective clothing that are compliant with NFPA 1951, NFPA 1971, NFPA 1991, NFPA 1992, NFPA 1994, and NFPA 1999.

This standard shall not be construed as addressing all the safety concerns associated with the use of compliant protective clothing and equipment. It shall be the responsibility of the persons and organizations that use compliant protective clothing and equipment to establish safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

This standard shall not be construed as addressing all the safety concerns, if any, associated with the use of this standard by testing or repair facilities. It shall be the responsibility of the persons and organizations that use this standard to conduct testing of protective clothing and equipment to establish safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to using this standard for any designing, manufacturing, and testing.

Nothing herein shall restrict any jurisdiction from exceeding these minimum requirements.

Purpose.

The purpose of this standard shall be to establish basic criteria for selection, inspection, cleaning, decontamination, repair, storage, and retirement of wildland firefighting protective clothing and equipment.

The purpose of this standard shall be to establish a program that uses these criteria to reduce the safety risks and potential health risks associated with poorly maintained, contaminated, or damaged wildland firefighting protective clothing and equipment.

Document History

1877
January 1, 2022
Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Wildland Firefighting Protective Clothing and Equipment
This standard shall specify the minimum requirements used for selection, care, and maintenance of wildland firefighting protective clothing and equipment that are compliant with NFPA 1977, including...

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