Standard on Surface Water Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment
What is NFPA 1952?
This standard presents requirements for the protection of emergency services personnel assigned to or involved in surface water search and rescue operations or other surface water incident operations.
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What does NFPA 1952 address?
Criteria cover the design, performance, testing, and certification requirements for protective clothing and equipment items designed to provide limited protection from physical, environmental, thermal, and certain chemical and biological hazards for emergency services personnel during operations in surface water, swift water, tidal water, surf, and ice. Specific provisions apply to full body suits, helmets, gloves, footwear, and personal flotation devices.