NFPA 1994: Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents

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Update to the latest NFPA 1994 to provide fire and emergency service personnel with the right PPE for CBRN terrorism incidents.

NFPA 1994: Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents establishes the minimum requirements for the design, performance, testing, documentation, and certification of protective ensembles and ensemble elements for protection of emergency first responder personnel from chemicals, biological agents, and radiological particulate (CBRN) terrorism agents.

Revised definitions and technical revisions make the 2012 edition of NFPA 1994 a "must," with:

  • Changes to the Man In Simulant Test (MIST) that could permit the use of more breathable materials to reduce heat stress to emergency responders, such as law enforcement personnel, who might use these ensembles over a longer duration in low challenge exposures and non-IDLH atmospheres.
  • Changes to the Slip Resistance Test
  • Changes to the Chemical Permeation Test

Equip first responders for personal safety with the 2012 NFPA 1994. (Softbound, approx 46 pages, 2012)

NFPA® 1994 Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents 2012 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Units
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Certification
4.1 General
4.2 Certification Program
4.3 Inspection and Testing
4.4 Recertification
4.5 Manufacturers' Quality Assurance Program
4.6 Hazards Involving Compliant Product
4.7 Manufacturers' Investigation of Complaints and Returns
4.8 Manufacturers' Safety Alert and Product Recall Systems
Chapter 5 Labeling and Information
5.1 Product Labeling Requirements
5.2 User Information
5.3 Technical Data Package
Chapter 6 Design Requirements
6.1 Protective Ensemble Requirements
6.2 Garment Element Requirements
6.3 Glove Element Requirements
6.4 Footwear Element Requirements
Chapter 7 Performance Requirements
7.1 Class 2 Ensembles
7.2 Class 3 Ensembles
7.3 Class 4 Ensembles
Chapter 8 Test Methods
8.1 Sample Preparation Procedures
8.2 Man-In-Simulant Test (MIST)
8.3 Overall Ensemble Function and Integrity Test
8.4 Liquidtight Integrity Test 1
8.5 Particle Inward Leakage Test
8.6 Fitting Pull-Out Strength Test
8.7 Chemical Permeation Resistance Test
8.8 Total Heat Loss Test
8.9 Burst Strength Test
8.10 Puncture Propagation Tear Resistance Test
8.11 Cold Temperature Performance Test 1
8.12 Seam/Closure Breaking Strength Test
8.13 Cold Temperature Performance Test 2
8.14 Cut Resistance Test
8.15 Puncture Resistance Test 1
8.16 Glove Hand Function Test
8.17 Abrasion Resistance Test 1
8.18 Puncture Resistance Test 2
8.19 Slip Resistance Test
8.20 Impact and Compression Resistance Test
8.21 Viral Penetration Resistance Test
8.22 Liquidtight Integrity Test 2
8.23 Abrasion Resistance Test 2
8.24 Exhaust Valve Mounting Strength Test
8.25 Exhaust Valve Inward Leakage Test
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Informational References