Maximize safety with proper PPE for fighting wildland fires.
NFPA 1977 specifies requirements for the design, performance, testing, and certification of the items of protective clothing for protection from the hazards of wildland fire fighting operations. Provisions address criteria for garments including shirts, jackets, cold weather outerwear, and pants; and for helmets, shrouds, goggles, gloves, footwear, chainsaw leg protectors, and load-carrying equipment.
Changes in the 2005 edition include:
Eliminated requirements for wildland fire shelters
Added requirements for new wildland fire fighting protective equipment items such as chainsaw protectors, cold weather outerwear, load carrying equipment, and goggles
New optional requirements for visibility markings for purchasers who wish to have retroreflective markings on their garments