2022 NFPA 1984 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Developed by NIOSH, NPPTL, and NFPA®, NFPA 1984, Standard on Respirators for Wildland Fire Fighting and Wildland Urban Interface Operations, specifies respiratory protection for wildland fire-fighting operations.

    The 2022 edition of NFPA 1984, Standard on Respirators for Wildland Fire Fighting and Wildland Urban Interface Operations, provides requirements for comprehensive respiratory protection equipment that wildland fire-fighting personnel can use to help protect against inhalation hazards. It also covers the increasing medical and health concerns facing fire fighters who have been exposed to products of combustion in wildland and urban interface fire-fighting conditions.

    Wildland fire fighters frequently encounter lengthy exposures during fire-fighting operations, and the use of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) is limited due to the duration of the breathing air supply. When developing the first edition of NFPA 1984, Standard on Respirators for Wildland Fire Fighting and Wildland Urban Interface Operations, the NFPA Technical Committee on Respiratory Protection Equipment worked closely with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) to document the protection necessary in wildland fire-fighting environments.

    The 2022 edition of NFPA 1984, Standard on Respirators for Wildland Fire Fighting and Wildland Urban Interface Operations, includes information about:

    • An expanded range of protected personnel (including urban interface fire-fighters)
    • A layered filtering approach for individual respiratory protection
    • Typical use scenarios based on anticipated inhalation or hazard exposure

    NFPA 1984, Standard on Respirators for Wildland Fire-Fighting and Wildland Urban Interface Operations, is essential for fire service personnel responsible for wildland fire-fighting operations, as well as for purchasers, manufacturers, certification authorities, and anyone concerned with wildland fire-fighter respiratory protection.

    Stay up to date with the latest on respirators and their use in the field by ordering your copy of NFPA 1984, Standard on Respirators for Wildland Fire Fighting and Wildland Urban Interface Operations, today. (Print, 32 pp., 2022)

  • Table of Contents (2022 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1984, Standard on Respirators for Wildland Fire-Fighting and Wildland Urban Interface Operations, 2022 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 Certification
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Certification Program.
    4.3 Inspection and Testing.
    4.4 Annual Verification of Product Compliance.
    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 Label Requirements.
    5.2 User Information.
    Chapter 6 Design Requirements
    6.1 Requirements for All Wildland Fire-Fighting Respirators.
    Chapter 7 Performance Requirements
    7.1 Requirements for All Wildland Fire-Fighting Respirators.
    7.2 Respirator Classifications.
    Chapter 8 Test Methods
    8.1 Heat Resistance Test.
    8.2 Flammability Test.
    8.3 Class 1 Flammability Test.
    8.4 Storage Integrity Test.
    8.5 Lens Abrasion Test.
    8.6 Donning Performance Test.
    8.7 Communication Test.
    8.8 Accelerated Corrosion Test.
    8.9 Breathing Resistance Test.
    8.10 APR Air Purification Component Capacity Test.
    8.11 PAPR Air Purification Component Capacity Test.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
  • Prior Edition

    2016 Edition

    Developed by NIOSH, NPPTL, and NFPA, NFPA 1984 specifies respiratory protection for wildland fire fighting operations.

    Now in its second edition, NFPA 1984, Standard on Respirators for Wildland Fire Fighting Operations provides comprehensive respiratory protection requirements to safeguard wildland fire fighting personnel from inhalation hazards. It specifies respirator requirements for use in non-IDLH (Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health) wildland environments.

    Wildland fire fighters frequently encounter lengthy exposures during fire fighting operations, and use of SCBA is limited due to the duration of the breathing air supply. The NFPA® Technical Committee on Respiratory Protection Equipment worked closely with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Personal Protection Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) in developing the necessary protection needed for wildland fire fighting environments.

    The 2016 NFPA 1984 has the latest comprehensive requirements for:

    • Certification of such respirators
    • Packaging, labeling, and user information required to be provided by the respirator manufacturer to the purchasers
    • Design requirements
    • Performance requirements
    • Testing methods to verify the pass or fail of air purifying respirators (APR) and powered air purifying respirators (PAPR)

    NFPA 1984 is essential for fire service personnel responsible for wildland fire fighting operations, as well as purchasers, manufacturers, certification authorities, and everyone concerned with wildland fire fighter respiratory protection. (Print, 27 pp., 2016)

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