NFPA 1983

Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services

The very first edition of NFPA 1983 was issued on June 6, 1985, and this edition represents the sixth revision to this standard. Included in the 2012 edition were editorial changes, new definitions, and current terminology.

There were also several new performance requirements added to Chapter 7 of the document, with related test methods added to Chapter 8. These new requirements included those for litters, escape webbing, fire escape webbing, victim extrication devices, escape systems, fire escape rope, moderate elongation laid life save rope, belay devices, and escape anchor devices.

Learn more at

  • Dupont logo
  • Crosstech logo
  • PBI logo
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube