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Firefighting Standards - NFPA 1984

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NFPA 1984

Standard on Respirators for Wildland Fire Fighting Operations

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 respirator requirements only for use in non-IDLH(Immediate Dangerous to Life and Health) wildland environments during wildland fire fighting operations. 1.1.3 This standard shall not specify requirements for any accessories and enhancements that could be built into or attached to the certified wildland fire fighting respirator before or after purchase but that are not necessary for the wildland fire fighting respirator to meet the requirement of this standard. However, any accessories or enhancements built into, attached to, or sold with the wildland fire fighting respirator by the manufacturer for later attachment even though they are not necessary for the respirator to meet the requirements of this standard, shall be tested with the wildland fire fighting respirator and with those accessories and enhancements installed or attached, as specified in 4.3.12, 4.3.12.1, and 4.3.12.2, to assure that the performance and functions of the respirator are not reduced or otherwise negatively affected. 1.1.4 This standard shall not specify requirements for any other wildland fire fighting protective clothing and protective equipment. 1.1.5 This standard shall not specify requirements for any respirators for any other fire fighting operations, 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.

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