Standards and Testing

NFPA standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks have been adopted by all levels of government, in many cases giving the standards the force of law. In order for an element to be labeled certified to a given NFPA standard, it must be tested by an independent third-party organization that is not owned or controlled by manufacturers or vendors of the product being certified. This independent third-party company verifies that the design and construction is in accordance with design requirements, and that the element has successfully passed all performance requirements set forth in the standard to which it is labeled.

NFPA Standards and Requirements

Basics of the NFPA and NFPA certification

NFPA 1971, 2013 EDITION
Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting

NFPA 1500, 2013 EDITION
Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program

NFPA 1851, 2014 EDITION
Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting

NFPA 1855, 2013 EDITION
Standard on Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents

NFPA 1951, 2013 EDITION
Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents

NFPA 1983, 2012 EDITION
Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services

NFPA 1992, 2012 EDITION
Standard on Liquid Splash-Protective Ensembles and Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergencies

NFPA 1977, 2011 EDITION
Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting

NFPA 1999, 2013 EDITION
Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations

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