Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services
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What is NFPA 1983?
This standard specifies requirements for life safety rope and associated equipment used to support emergency services personnel and civilians during rescue, fire fighting, or other emergency operations, or during training.
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What does NFPA 1983 address?
Criteria cover the design, performance, testing, and certification of new life safety rope, escape rope, water rescue throwlines, life safety harnesses, belts, manufacturer-supplied eye terminations, moderate elongation laid life safety rope, belay devices, and auxiliary equipment for emergency services personnel.
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