Update to the 2013 NFPA 1500 and prepare your team to safely control on-the-job hazards so they can maximize performance and effectiveness.
As needs of the fire service continue to change at a rapid pace, NFPA 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program responds to incorporate new industry developments and lessons learned. The 2013 edition of this "umbrella" document provides the latest performance requirements for every aspect of health and safety in career, volunteer, private, and military fire departments. This essential document provides the protocols required for everything from fire fighter training, vehicles, and tools to emergency operations, medical and physical requirements, incident stress, and protective clothing and equipment.
Make sure you're up-to-date on major 2013 NFPA 1500 changes, including:
- A new requirement for the use of the word "MAYDAY" when a fire fighter is in an emergency situation and requires assistance. This commonly used and accepted term will reduce confusion within the fire service and other public safety agencies that might be sharing a common radio frequency.
- In recognition of the fact that critical incident stress is only one aspect of the health and wellness continuum for fire fighters, the title of Chapter 12 was changed from Critical Incident Stress Program to Occupational Exposure to Atypically Stressful Events. This change lends itself to a broader spectrum of care that fire departments shall provide to their member when dealing with stressful events.
Give your department members the best protection possible.
When fire fighters are on the job, lives are on the line. Order your copy of the 2013 NFPA 1500 today and put the latest occupational safety and health requirements to work for you. (Softbound, 84 pp., 2013)
NFPA’s Redline PDF contains both the current NFPA document and a Redline version of the document which shows changes from the previous edition marked in color. With the Redline you can quickly spot changed sections and tell specifically what has been changed from the previous edition, saving time and confusion.
- · Changed sections are marked with a vertical rule.
- · Deleted material is shown in red strikethrough type.
- · New material appears in blue underscored type.
Sample (NFPA 10, 2010)
126.96.36.199* Wheeled fire extinguishers shall be considered for hazard protection where fulfillment of the following requirementsis necessary: in areas in which a fire risk assessment has shown the following:
(4) (1) High hazard areas are present.
(5) (2) Limited available personnel Limited available personnel are present, thereby requiring an extinguisher that has the following features:
(1) (a) High agent flow rates
(2) (b) Increased agent stream range
(3) (c) Increased agent capacity