NFPA 1851: Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire

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Promote fire fighter safety. Update to the 2014 NFPA 1851 and make sure protective ensembles are ready to save lives on the fire ground.

NFPA 1851: Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting safeguards lives on the line by providing essential guidance needed to select appropriate protective ensembles and care for and maintain them correctly.

From coats, helmets, shrouds and hoods to trousers, gloves, and footwear elements, you'll learn the answers to important questions such as:

  • How long can ensemble elements be used?
  • How often do they have to be inspected?
  • What entities are authorized to do inspection, cleaning, decontamination, and repair?
  • When do I need the services of a verified ISP?

Changes to the 2014 edition clarify the functions of entities performing fire fighter ensemble element inspection, cleaning, and repair, including:

  • Definition of a verified independent service provider specifies verified ISP functions and the levels required for training.
  • New table in Chapter 4 on the responsibilities of these organizations spells out which entities can perform these functions.

Mitigate risks and increase safety in an inherently dangerous occupation.

Protect department members on the job. Order your copy of the 2014 NFPA 1851 now! (Softbound, 55 pp., 2014)

NFPA® 1851 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting 2014 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. (Reserved)
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Program
4.1 General
4.2 Program Organization for Structural Fire Fighting Ensembles and Ensemble Elements and Proximity Fire Fighting Ensembles and Ensemble Elements
4.3 Records
4.4 Manufacturer's Instructions
4.5 Protecting the Public and Personnel from Contamination
4.6 Reporting Personal Protective Equipment Health and Safety Concerns
Chapter 5 Selection
5.1 Selection and Purchase
Chapter 6 Inspection
6.1 General
6.2 Routine Inspection
6.3 Advanced Inspection
6.4 Complete Liner Inspection
Chapter 7 Cleaning and Decontamination
7.1 General
7.2 Routine Cleaning
7.3 Advanced Cleaning and Decontamination
7.4 Drying Procedures
Chapter 8 Repair
8.1 Requirements for All Ensembles and Ensemble Elements
8.2 Requirements for Both Basic and Advanced Garment Element Repair
8.3 Additional Requirements for Basic Garment Element Repair.
8.4 Additional Requirements for Advanced Garment Element Repair
8.5 Helmet Element Repair
8.6 Glove Element Repair.
8.7 Footwear Element Repair
8.8 Structural Fire Fighting Hood and Proximity Fire Fighting Helmet Overcover and Proximity Fire Fighting Shroud Repair
8.9 Additional Requirements for Structural Fire Fighting Ensembles and Proximity Fire Fighting Ensembles with Optional CBRN Protection
Chapter 9 Storage
9.1 All Ensembles and Ensemble Elements
Chapter 10 Retirement, Disposition, and Special Incident Procedure
10.1 Retirement
10.2 Disposition of Retired Elements
10.3 Special Incident Procedure
Chapter 11 Verification
11.1 General
11.2 Verification Program
11.3 Inspection and Testing
11.4 Organization or ISP Quality Management Program
Chapter 12 Test Procedures
12.1 Light Evaluation of Liners
12.2 Leakage Evaluation
12.3 Water Penetration Barrier Evaluation
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Informational References
Index