The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) was asked to come up with a standard on wildland firefighting clothing and protective equipment worn during wildland firefighting and wildland firefighting operations. The goal of the NFPA 1977 standard was to provide thermal protection for the wildland firefighter against external heat sources with flame-resistant clothing and equipment, while not inducing an extraordinary internal heat stress load. Research by the NFPA showed that the majority of injuries to wildland firefighters were due to heat stress caused when fighting brush fires and forest fires. This NFPA 1977 standard encompasses the clothing and protective apparel worn during normal exposure limits.
The NFPA 1977 standard states the minimum requirements for protective clothing, footwear, helmets, gloves, protective face/neck shroud, cold weather outerwear, chainsaw protectors, load carrying equipment and goggles that are designed to protect wildland fire fighters during a wildland firefighting operation. The NFPA 1977 - 2005 edition also includes the optional high visibility standards for hi-vis wildland firefighting (WFF) clothing.
All products intended for use for wildland firefighting must be labeled as such and contain all pertinent information regarding that product.
Wildfire suppression is an important part of firefighting, and wildfire-trained crews require uniforms and equipment specialized for their tasks, whether it's extinguishing forest fires, forming firebreaks, or suppressing flames in specific wild areas to protect natural resources and prevent uncontrolled forest fires and brush fires from getting out of hand. Whether you are part of a twenty-man handcrew, a smokejumper team, a helitack squad, or a rappeller crew, you'll find our wildland and brush gear essential for protecting yourself as you protect others.
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