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Standards Development Organizational Support to NFPA FY09

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.

Current Information can be found at: Standards Development Organizational Committee Support NFPA - FY10


  • Provide PPT expertise and research necessary to update existing NFPA standards and the development of new standards
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Applicable Standards

  • NFPA 1999 Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operation (including medical first receivers), 2008 Edition
  • NFPA 1989 Standard on Breathing Air Quality for Fire and Emergency Services Respiratory Protection, 2008 Edition
  • NFPA 1851 Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), 2008 Edition
  • NFPA 472 Standard on Competence of Responders in Hazmat/WMD Incidents
  • NFPA 1975 Standard on Station/Work Uniforms for Fire and Emergency Services
  • NFPA 1801 Standard on Thermal Imagers for the Fire Service (Proposed)
  • NFPA 1952 Surface Water Operations PPE Standard (Proposed) and NFPA 1953 Contaminated Water Diving Ensemble Standard (Proposed)

Key Partners

  • None



  • Local, State & Federal Emergency Responders

Project Scope

  • NIOSH membership and participation on NFPA standards committees in support of NFPA-NIOSH Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) to continue improvement to fire and emergency services protective clothing and equipment performance criteria, product standards, competency standards, and selection, care & maintenance standards.


  • Q1-4 Participation at NFPA Technical Correlating Committee (TCC), Technical Committees (TC), and Task Groups meetings and conference calls addressing PPE performance standards revisions and development of new standards.
  • Q1-4 Continued development and action on public comments for proposed new NFPA standards; NFPA 1801 Standard on Thermal Imagers for the Fire Service, 2010 Edition, and NFPA 1952 Standard on Surface Water Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment, 2010 Edition
  • Q1-4 Review and update of the NFPA Protective Clothing and Equipment Project Definitions List - Continual Process
  • Q1-4 Review and update of NFPA Protective Clothing & Equipment Project Definitions List - Continual Process (PSDB - NFPA TCC Task Group).
  • Q1-4 Revision cycle process for existing NFPA standards including NFPA 1975, 1991, 1992, and 1994.


  • Development and release of three (3) revised NFPA standards
  • Release of three (3) proposed new standards for public review and comments
  • Interim Guidance Document on Emergency Responder PPE for Response to CBRN Terrorism Incidents


  • Reduction in dermal hazards
Page last updated: April 05, 2010
Page last reviewed: April 14, 2009
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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