What you should know about NFPA 1851?
Under the NFPA 1851, fire departments must develop written standard operations procedures that describe the components of the program and define the roles and responsibilities of the organization and its members. Specifically, NFPA 1851 establishes the criteria you need to follow when setting up a program to reduce potential safety and health risks related to poorly maintained, contaminated or damaged protective ensembles and ensemble elements. Check out what North Carolina State University discovered about the different washing techniques used in the fire service.
Program components covered by the standard are:
- Cleaning and decontamination
- Record Keeping