Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents
What is NFPA 1951?
This standard presents requirements for the protection of emergency services personnel assigned to or involved in search, rescue, treatment, recovery, decontamination, site stabilization, extrication, and similar operations at technical rescue incidents.
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What does NFPA 1951 address?
Criteria apply to the design, manufacturing, testing, and certification of three different types of technical rescue operations protective ensembles and ensemble elements: utility, rescue and recovery; and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN). Specific provisions provided for ensemble elements include garments, helmets, gloves, footwear, interface, eye and face protection devices for utility and rescue and recovery ensembles, and respiratory protection for CBRN ensembles.
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