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Firefighting Standards - NFPA 1936

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NFPA 1936

Standard on Powered Rescue Tools
NFPA 1936 - Standard on Powered Rescue Tools

1-1.1 This standard shall specify the minimum requirements for the design, performance, testing, and certification of powered rescue tool systems and the individual components of spreaders, rams, cutters, combination tools, power units, and power transmission cables, conduit, or hose. 1-1.2 This standard shall apply to the design, manufacturing, and certification of newly manufactured powered rescue tool systems. 1-1.3 This standard shall not apply to manually powered tools and shall not apply to small multipurpose tools including, but not limited to, saws, drills, chisels, pry bars, shoring systems, and similar tools. 1-1.4 This standard shall not apply to powered rescue tool systems or rescue tools that are manufactured prior to the effective date of this standard or to powered rescue tool systems or rescue tools that are manufactured in accordance with other specifications or standards of other organizations. 1-1.5 The requirements of this standard shall not apply to accessories that might be attached to powered rescue tool systems unless such accessories are specifically addressed herein. 1-1.6 Nothing herein shall restrict any jurisdiction from specifying or shall restrict a manufacturer from producing powered rescue tool systems that exceed the minimum requirements of this standard.

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