The nature of your job requires that your garments, footwear, and gloves provide protection against the hazards you may encounter. The NFPA has developed standards that specify the minimum level of protection and performance that your personal protective equipment should provide.
Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting
Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Operations
Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Firefighting and Proximity Firefighting
Standard on Vapor-Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials Emergencies
Standard on Liquid Splash-Protective Ensembles and Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergencies
Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents
Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations