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This standard establishes requirements for the selection, care, and maintenance of fire fighting protective ensembles to reduce health and safety risks associated with improper maintenance, contamination, or damage.
Requirements apply to structural and proximity fire fighting protective ensembles and individual ensemble elements, including garments, helmets, gloves, footwear, and interface components. Criteria cover selection, inspection, cleaning and decontamination, repair, storage, retirement, disposition, special incident procedures, verification, and test procedures.
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