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Standards Development Organizational Support to NFPA FY12

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


  • Provide PPT expertise and committee participation in updating existing NFPA protective clothing and equipment standards and the development of new standards
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Applicable Standards

  • Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment TCC (FAE-ACC)
  • Electronic Safety Equipment TC (FAE-ELS)
  • Emergency Medical Services Protective Clothing and Equipment TC (FAE-EMS)
  • Hazardous Materials Protective Clothing and Equipment TC (FAE-HAZ)
  • Respiratory Protection Equipment TC (FAE-RPE)
  • Special Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment TC (FAE-SCE)
  • Structural and Proximity Fire Fighting Protective Clothing and Equipment TC FAE-SPF)
  • Wildland Fire Fighting Protective Clothing and Equipment TC (FAE-WFF)
  • Hazardous Materials Response Personnel TC (HCZ-AAA)

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


  • Q1-2 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
  • Q2 NFPA 1983 Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services, 2012 Edition
  • Q2 NFPA 1992 Standard on Liquid Splash-Protective Ensembles and Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergencies, 2012 Edition
  • Q2 NFPA 1994 Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents
  • Q1-2 Continued revision process for NFPA 1851, 1852, 1855, 1981, 1989, 1999 Standards and NFPA 475 Recommended Practice document
  • Q1-2 Implemented new NFPA Re-Engineered Standards Development process on NFPA 1975 Standard


  • Development and release of three (3) revised or new NFPA standard documents
  • Release of numerous existing standards for public review and comments during the revision cycle process


  • Development, certification, procurement, and deployment of NFPA compliant clothing, ensembles and respiratory protective equipment that will reduce inhalation and dermal hazard exposures enhancing responder health and safety
Page last updated: April 17, 2012
Page last reviewed: April 17, 2012
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory