Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting
What is NFPA 1977?
This standard establishes requirements for protective clothing and equipment to protect against the adverse environmental effects encountered by personnel performing wildland fire fighting operations.
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What does NFPA 1977 address?
Protective clothing and equipment covered include garments, helmets, gloves, footwear, and goggles, chainsaw protectors, and load-carrying equipment. Provisions apply to certification, product labeling, instructions for the user, design criteria, performance requirements, and testing methods for everything from resistance to tearing, flame, conductive heat, puncture, and corrosion to tests for dexterity, grip, burst strength, and abrasion.
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