2018 NFPA 1855 Standard - Current Edition
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    Help ensure responder safety with NFPA 1855's requirements for the selection, care, and maintenance of protective ensembles for technical rescue.

    Now in its second edition, NFPA 1855: Standard for Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents addresses the selection, care, and maintenance of protective ensembles for technical rescue -- such as utility technical rescue, and rescue and recovery technical rescue.

    The Standard also includes requirements for USAR operation protective ensembles, ensemble elements, clothing, and equipment certified as compliant with NFPA 1951: Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents.

    In addition to chapters on the program and selection, NFPA 1855 has comprehensive chapters for ensemble:

    • Inspection
    • Cleaning and decontamination
    • Repair
    • Storage
    • Retirement, disposition, and special incident procedure
    • Verification
    • Test procedures

    The 2018 edition removes requirements for CBRN.

    The Standard no longer allows use of a center post agitator for washing purposes.

    Reduce the safety risks and potential health risks associated with poorly maintained, contaminated, or damaged protective ensembles.

    Compliance with NFPA 1855 is essential for personnel safety and performance. (Print, 56 pp., 2018)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2018 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1855 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents, 2018 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 Technical Rescue Protective 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 General.
    5.2 Risk Assessments.
    5.3 Purchase.
    Chapter 6 Inspection
    6.1 General.
    6.2 Routine Inspection.
    6.3 Advanced Inspection.
    6.4 Complete Barrier 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 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 Goggle Element Repair.
    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 Water Penetration Barrier Evaluation.
    12.2 Footwear Water Resistance Evaluation.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2013 Edition

    Responder safety depends on well-maintained protective ensembles for technical rescue. Protect personnel with new NFPA 1855.

    All-new NFPA 1855: Standard for Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents addresses the selection, care, and maintenance of protective ensembles for technical rescue -- such as utility technical rescue, rescue and recovery technical rescue, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) technical rescue.

    The Standard also includes requirements for USAR operation protective ensembles, ensemble elements, clothing, and equipment certified as compliant with NFPA 1951: Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents.

    NFPA 1855 includes comprehensive chapters for ensemble:

    • Inspection
    • Cleaning and decontamination
    • Repair
    • Storage
    • Retirement, disposition, and special incident procedure
    • Verification
    • Test procedures

    Reduce the safety risks and potential health risks associated with poorly maintained, contaminated, or damaged protective ensembles.

    Compliance with the first edition of NFPA 1855 is essential for personnel safety and performance. (Softbound, 49 pp., 2013)

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