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NFPA 1971 protects fire fighting personnel by establishing minimum levels of protection from thermal, physical, environmental, and bloodborne pathogen hazards encountered during structural and proximity fire fighting operations.
Requirements apply to the design, performance, testing, and certification requirements for structural fire fighting protective ensembles and ensemble elements. The Standard also includes provisions for ensembles that will provide limited protection from specified chemicals, biological agents, and radiological particulates (CBRN) terrorism agents.
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