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2020 NFPA 1936 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Stay current with the latest in safe and effective victim extraction and rescue operations with NFPA 1936, Standard on Rescue Tools, including complete criteria for the design, performance, and testing of rescue tools and their components. The 2020 edition includes a revised title and updated content to reflect the standard applies to all rescue tools, whether they are powered or not. There are also new labeling requirements that apply all rescue tools.


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  • Table of Contents (2020 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1936 Standard on Powered Rescue Tools, 2020 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.
    3.4 Powered Rescue Tools.
    3.5 Lifting Bags.
    Chapter 4 Certification
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Certification Program.
    4.3 Inspection and Testing.
    4.4 Manufacturer’s Quality Assurance Program.
    Chapter 5 Powered Rescue Tools
    5.1 Administration.
    5.2 Product Labeling Requirements.
    5.3 User Information.
    5.4 Design Requirements.
    5.5 Performance Requirements.
    5.6 Testing.
    Chapter 6 Lifting Bags
    6.1 Administration.
    6.2 Product Labeling and Information.
    6.3 User Information.
    6.4 Design Requirements.
    6.5 Performance Requirements.
    6.6 Testing.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2015 Edition

    Provide emergency responders with the proper powered rescue tools as required in the 2015 NFPA 1936.

    Make victim extrication and rescue operations more successful with requirements in NFPA 1936, Standard on Powered Rescue Tools. This Standard establishes criteria for the design, performance, and testing of powered rescue tools and their components that perform spreading, lifting, holding, crushing, pulling, or cutting functions.

    Up-to-date with all referenced NFPA® codes and standards, the 2015 NFPA 1936 also sets criteria for product conformance verification and labeling to assure purchasers powered rescue tools are compliant. (Softbound, 26 pp., 2015)


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