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NFPA 1977-2016

NFPA 1977 Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting, 2016 edition

1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This standard shall specify the minimum design, performance, testing, and certification requirements for items of wildland fire fighting protective clothing and equipment, including protective garments, protective helmets, protective gloves, protective footwear, protective goggles, and protective chain saw protectors; and for load-carrying equipment. 1.1.2 This standard shall specify requirements for any accessories or enhancements built into, attached to, or sold with the certified wildland fire fighting protective clothing and equipment and for load-carrying equipment by the product manufacturer for later attachment and shall be tested with the wildland fire fighting protective clothing and equipment and for load-carrying equipment with those accessories and enhancements installed or attached, as specified in 4.3.13. 1.1.3* This standard shall not be interpreted as providing criteria for respiratory protection for wildland fire fighting operations as wildland fire fighting respiratory protection equipment is specified in NFPA 1984. 1.1.4 This standard alone shall not be interpreted as providing criteria for protective clothing or equipment for structural fire fighting operations. 1.1.5 This standard shall not be interpreted as providing criteria for fire shelters for wildland fire entrapment situations.  1.1.6 This standard shall not be construed as addressing all safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It shall be the responsibility of the persons and organizations that use this standard to establish safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use of this standard. 1.1.7 Certification of wildland fire fighting protective clothing and equipment to the requirements of this standard shall not preclude certification to additional appropriate standards where the protective clothing or equipment meet all applicable requirements of each standard. 1.1.8 This standard shall not be construed as addressing all of the safety concerns associated with the use of compliant respirators. It shall be the responsibility of the persons and organizations that use compliant respirators to establish safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. 1.1.9 This standard shall not be construed as addressing all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with the use of this standard by testing facilities. It shall be the responsibility of the persons and organizations that use this standard to conduct testing of respirators to establish safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to using this standard for any designing, manufacturing, and testing. 1.1.10 Nothing herein shall be construed to restrict any jurisdiction or manufacturer from exceeding these minimum requirements. 1.2 Purpose. 1.2.1* The purpose of this standard shall be to establish a minimum level of protection against the adverse environmental effects encountered by personnel performing wildland fire fighting operations. 1.2.2 To achieve this purpose, this standard shall establish minimum requirements for wildland fire fighting protective garments, helmets, gloves, footwear, goggles, chain saw protectors, and load-carrying equipment used by fire fighters during wildland fire fighting operations. 1.2.3* Controlled laboratory tests used to determine compliance with the performance requirements of this standard shall not be deemed as establishing performance levels for all situations to which wildland fire fighting personnel can be exposed. 1.2.4 This standard shall not be interpreted or used as a detailed manufacturing or purchase specification but shall be permitted to be referenced in purchase specifications as minimum requirements.

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