NFPA 1984: Standard on Respirators for Wildland Fire Fighting Operations
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What is NFPA 1984?
NFPA 1984: Document Scope

1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This standard shall specify the minimum design, performance, testing, and certification requirements for respirators to provide protection from inhalation hazards for personnel conducting wildland fire-fighting operations. 1.1.2 This standard shall specify only respirator requirements for use in non-IDLH (immediately dangerous to life and health) wildland environments during wildland fire-fighting operations. 1.1.3 This standard shall specify requirements for any accessories or enhancements built into, attached to, or sold with the certified wildland fire-fighting respirator by the respirator manufacturer for later attachment and which shall be tested with the wildland fire-fighting respirator and with those accessories and enhancements installed or attached, as specified in 4.3.11 and 4.3.11.1. 1.1.4 This standard shall not specify requirements for any wildland fire-fighting protective clothing and protective equipment other than that identified in 1.1.1 through 1.1.3. 1.1.5 This standard shall not specify requirements for respirators for any other fire-fighting operations other than those identified in 1.1.1 and 1.1.2, any technical rescue operation, any hazardous materials emergencies, or any CBRN incident operations. 1.1.6 Certification of respirators for wildland fire-fighting operations to the requirements of this standard shall not preclude certification to additional appropriate standards where the respirator meets all the applicable requirements of each standard. 1.1.7 This standard shall not be construed as addressing all of the safety concerns associated with the use of compliant respirators. It shall be the responsibility of the persons and organizations that use compliant respirators to establish safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. 1.1.8 This standard shall not be construed as addressing all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with the use of this standard by testing facilities. It shall be the responsibility of the persons and organizations that use this standard to conduct testing of respirators to establish safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to using this standard for any designing, manufacturing, and testing. 1.1.9 Nothing herein shall restrict any jurisdiction or manufacturer from exceeding these minimum requirements.

This standard provides comprehensive requirements for respiratory protection for wildland fire fighting personnel from inhalation hazards in non-IDLH (Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health) wildland environments.

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What does NFPA 1984 address?

Criteria cover the certification of wildland fire-fighting respirators; the packaging, labeling, and user information required to be provided by the respirator manufacturer to the purchasers; design requirements; performance requirements; and the testing methods to verify the pass or fail of air purifying respirators (APR) and powered air purifying respirators (PAPR).



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