Thermal Protective Properties of Firefighter's Personal Protective Equipment

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Study of Thermal Limits of Structural Firefighting Personal Protective Equipment

An accurate understanding of environmental conditions under which firefighters can safely operate reduces the risk of injury and death. The goal of this USFA and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) research project is to:

  1. Define the thermal limits of the operational fire environment and its impact on structural firefighting personal protective equipment (PPE).
  2. Deliver this information to the appropriate standards groups and the fire service.

During this study, we will:

For more information about this project, please contact USFA's Bill Troup at (301) 447-1231.

Previous USFA and NIST PPE Research Initiatives