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2021 NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program

Product Code/ISBN: NFPA 1500-21

Help ensure your department or emergency response organization has the knowledge it needs to mitigate the risks of on-the-job hazards.

The challenges of keeping fire fighting and emergency service personnel safe and healthy are always changing. NFPA 1500™, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program, 2021 Edition is revised to account for the latest industry trends, developments, and best practices.

The standard offers comprehensive criteria and performance requirements for career, volunteer, private, and military fire departments and organizations that provide rescue, fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials mitigation, special operations, and other emergency services. You get the information to help safely control on-the-job hazards, reduce accidents and injuries, and improve performance and effectiveness.

Content covers:

  • Firefighter training
  • Use of protective clothing and equipment
  • Vehicles, tools, and equipment
  • Emergency operations
  • Medical and physical requirements
  • Exposure to fireground toxic contaminants
  • Incident stress

NFPA 1500 features updated requirements for developing, implementing, and maintaining an occupational safety, health, and wellness program.

For the 2021 edition, the most current research and information about cleaning equipment and personnel were utilized to enhance those sections of the standard. In Chapter 14, the term preliminary exposure reduction provides requirements that include science-based techniques for fire departments and their members to clean equipment and themselves after exposure to a routine fire incident. Initial exposure reduction is separate from decontamination from a hazardous materials incident, and more exposure reporting and tracking requirements for members and departments are included. It is intended these requirements will create detailed records for members of when and how long they were exposed to contaminants—records that could assist in future research, medical needs, diagnoses, and more.

Prioritize safety in your department by complying with the latest edition of the standard.

NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program, is a vital document for helping to protect personnel from work-related dangers. Order your copy of the 2021 Edition today.