New standards seeking public input: NFPA 1802 and NFPA 1891

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NFPA 1802, Standard on Two-Way, Portable RF Voice Communications Devices for Use by Emergency Services Personnel in the Hazard Zone, and NFPA 1891, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Hazardous Materials Clothing and Equipment, are seeking public inputs on their preliminary drafts. These preliminary drafts allow the public to review and submit any suggested revisions prior to the publication as First Draft Reports.

NFPA 1802 identifies the operating environment parameters, as well as the minimum requirements for the design, performance, testing, and certification of portable RF voice communications devices (RF devices) and remote speaker microphones (RSMs) for use by emergency services personnel (ESP) within the hazard zone during emergency incident operations without compromising compatibility with field emergency services communications networks.

NFPA 1891 specifies the minimum requirements for the selection, care, and maintenance of hazardous materials, CBRN, and emergency medical operations protective ensembles, ensemble elements, and clothing [i.e., hazardous materials (hazmat) personal protective equipment (PPE)] that are used for protection during hazardous materials emergencies and CBRN terrorism incidents. Also, NFPA 1891 specifies requirements for hazmat PPE manufactured to previous editions of NFPA 1991, NFPA 1992, NFPA 1994, and NFPA 1999.

To view the preliminary drafts and submit pubic inputs for NFPA 1802 and NFPA 1891, go to: or and select the "Submit a Public Input" link to begin the process. You will be asked to sign-in or create a free online account with NFPA before using this system. If you have any questions when using the online submission system, a chat feature is available; you can email us at or call 1-800-344-3555.

The closing date for submission of public inputs for both documents is January 3, 2019.