Standard on Protective Ensemble for Structural Fire Fighting
|Publication Date:||11 February 2000|
This standard specifies the minimum design, performance, and certification requirements, and test methods for structural protective ensembles that include protective coats, protective trousers, protective coveralls, helmets, gloves, foot- wear, and interface components.
This standard applies to the design, manufacturing, and certification of new structural protective ensembles or new individual elements of the structural protective ensemble.
This standard does not apply to structural fire-fighting protective ensembles manufactured according to previous editions of NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Ensemble for Structural Fire Fighting. This standard also does not apply to structural fire-fighting protective clothing and equipment manufactured according to previous editions of NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Clothing for Structural Fire Fighting, NFPA 1972, Standard on Helmets for Structural Fire Fighting, NFPA 1973, Standard on Gloves for Structural Fire Fighting, and NFPA 1974, Standard on Protective Footwear for Structural Fire Fighting.
This standard does not apply to protective ensembles or protective clothing for wildland fire-fighting operations; for entry, proximity, or other such specialty fire-fighting operations; or for hazardous materials emergency operations. This standard does not apply to protection from radiological agents, protection from all biological agents, or protection from all hazardous chemicals.
This standard does not apply to the use of structural fire-fighting protective ensembles or individual elements of protective ensembles since these requirements are specified in NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program.
Certification of the structural fire-fighting protective ensemble or individual elements of the protective ensemble to the requirements of this standard does not preclude certification to additional appropriate standards where the protective ensemble or elements of the protective ensemble meet all applicable requirements of each standard.
The requirements of this standard do not apply to accessories that can be attached to any element of the srructural fire- fighting protective ensemble unless specifically addressed herein.
Nothing herein restricts any jurisdiction or manufacturer from exceeding these minimum requirements.