There are more than a dozen NFPA standards to help fire-service buyers make smart choices. The standards recommend practices for the design, testing and certification of personal protective equipment (PPE) and electronic safety equipment (ESE). The standards also recommend that each piece of compliant equipment “have a permanent label affixed that explicitly states it meets the requirements of the relevant standard,” Willette writes.
“When evaluating PPE or ESE, look for the label—it’s your confirmation that the equipment is NFPA-compliant and can serve as a benchmark as you evaluate comparable, labeled products,” Willette writes.
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