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NFPA 1500 Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program 2018

Product Code/ISBN: NFPA 1500-18

Work safety in fire service is incredibly important for the safety of those you help and also those who you work with. Do your firefighters know what to do in an emergency situation? Do they know where to go? Do they know the protocol for a terrorist attack? Civil Unrest? All of these questions and more are answered in the NFPA 1500 Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program 2018 Edition.

Table of Contents

  1. Administration
    1. Scope
    2. Purpose
    3. Application
    4. Equivalency
    5. Adoption Requirements
  2. Referenced Publications
    1. General
    2. NFPA Publications
    3. Other Publications
    4. References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
  3. Definitions
    1. General
    2. Official NFPA Definitions
    3. General Definitions
  4. Fire Department Administration
    1. Fire Department Organizational Statement
    2. Risk Management Plan
    3. Safety and Health Policy
    4. Roles and Responsibilities
    5. Occupational Safety and Health Committee
    6. Records
    7. Appointment of the Health and Safety Officer
  5. Training, Education, and Professional Development
    1. General Requirements
    2. Member Qualifications
    3. Training Requirements
    4. Special Operations Training
    5. Member Proficiency
    6. Training Activities
  6. Fire Apparatus, Equipment, and Drivers/Operators
    1. Fire Department Apparatus
    2. Drivers/Operators of Fire Department Apparatus
    3. Riding in Fire Apparatus
    4. Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair of Fire Apparatus
    5. Tools and Equipment
  7. Protective Clothing and Protective Equipment
    1. General
    2. Protective Clothing for Structural Fire Fighting
    3. Protective Clothing for Proximity Fire-Fighting Operations
    4. Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations
    5. Chemical-Protective Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergency Operations
    6. Inspection, Maintenance, and Disposal of Chemical-Protective Clothing
    7. Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting
    8. Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Operations
    9. Protective Clothing and Equipment for Surface Water Operations
    10. Respiratory Protection Program
    11. Breathing Air
    12. Respiratory Protection Equipment
    13. Fit Testing
    14. Using Respiratory Protection
    15. SCBA Cylinders
    16. Personal Alert Safety System (PASS)
    17. Life Safety Rope and System Components
    18. Face and Eye Protection
    19. Hearing Protection
    20. New and Existing Protective Clothing and Protective Equipment
  8. Emergency Operations
    1. Incident Management
    2. Communications
    3. Crew Resource Management (CRM) During Emergency Operations
    4. Risk Management During Emergency Operations
    5. Personnel Accountability During Emergency Operations
    6. Members of Operating at Emergency Incidents
    7. Hazard Control Zones
    8. Rapid Intervention for Rescue of Members
    9. Rehabilitation During Emergency Operations
    10. Scenes of Violence, Civil Unrest, or Terrorism
    11. Post-Incident Analysis
  9. Traffic Incident Management
    1. Reserved
    2. Emergency Operations at Traffic Incidents
    3. Placement of Apparatus and Warning Devices
    4. Use of Apparatus as a Blocking Device
  10. Facility Safety
    1. Safety Standards
    2. Inspections
    3. Maintenance and Repairs
  11. Medical and Physical Requirements
    1. Medical Requirements
    2. Physical Performance Requirements
    3. Health and Fitness
    4. Confidential Health Data Base
    5. Infection Control
    6. Fire Department Physician
    7. Fitness for Duty Evaluations
  12. Behavioral Health and Wellness Programs
    1. Behavioral Health Program
    2. Wellness Program
  13. Occupational Exposure to Atypically Stressful Events
    1. General
  14. Exposure to Fireground Toxic Contaminants
    1. Training Prevention
    2. Prevention and Mitigation
    3. Cleaning and Maintenance
    4. Mitigation of Fireground Toxic Containment Exposure
    5. Post-Incident Fireground Toxic Containment Exposure
    6. Exposure Reporting Requirements

Annex A Explanatory Material

Annex B Monitoring Compliance

Annex C Building Hazard Assessment

Annex D Risk Management Plan Factors

Annex E Hazardous Materials PPE Information

Annex F Sample Facility Inspector Checklists

Annex G Informational References