NFPA 1975: Standard on Emergency Services Work Clothing Elements

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Improve on-the-job safety for fire services and emergency services personnel by complying with NFPA 1975.

Firefighters and emergency services personnel face countless occupational hazards. Don't let their clothing add to the risks. NFPA 1975: Standard on Emergency Services Work Clothing Elements provides the standard for work apparel specifically designed to withstand the effects of heat.

NFPA 1975 specifies the latest requirements for the design, performance, testing and certification of emergency services work clothing constructed from thermally stable or flame-resistant materials so that they won't cause or exacerbate burn injury. Emergency services work clothing includes non-primary protective garments configured as long- or short-sleeve shirts (regular, polo, T-shirt, sweatshirt), station pants and shorts. This category does not include underwear, socks, dress uniforms or outerwear.

The 2014 edition of NFPA 1975 features these updates:

  • New definitions for work apparel and work apparel garments
  • A reorganized Chapter 7 to clarify the base and optional requirements for work apparel

Make sure your firefighters and emergency services personnel always wear the right work apparel. Order your copy of NFPA 1975 today. (Softbound, 29 pp., 2014)

NFPA® 1975 Standard on Emergency Services Work Clothing Elements 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. (Reserved)
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 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
Chapter 6 Design Requirements
6.1 General
6.2 Configuration
Chapter 7 Performance Requirements
7.1 Base Requirements for Work Apparel
7.2 Optional Requirements for Flame-Resistant Work Apparel
7.3 Optional Requirements for Odor-Resistant Work Apparel
7.4 Optional Requirements for Water-Resistant Work Apparel
7.5 Optional Requirements for Insect Repellent Work Apparel
Chapter 8 Test Methods
8.1 Sample Preparation Procedures
8.2 Heat and Thermal Shrinkage Resistance Test
8.3 Thermal Stability Test
8.4 Seam Breaking Strength Test
8.5 Label Print Durability Test
8.6 Flame Resistance Test
8.7 Thread Heat Resistance Test
8.8 Odor Resistance Test
8.9 Water Absorption Resistance Test
8.10 Insect Repellency Test
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Information on Performance Requirements and Test Methods
Annex C Informational References