Standards — NFPA 1971 and 1992
These standards specify the minimum requirements that relate to construction of your footwear.
NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting
This standard specifies the minimum design, testing, performance, and certification requirements for both structural and proximity firefighting ensembles and ensemble elements. Ensemble elements refer to coats, pants, coveralls, helmets, hoods, gloves, footwear, and interface components.
NFPA 1992, Standard on Liquid Splash-Protective Ensembles and Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergencies
This standard specifies liquid splash-protective ensembles that protect emergency response personnel during hazardous material emergencies from specific chemicals in a liquid-splash environment. This standard also provides optional criteria for liquid splash-protective ensembles for escape protection only from chemical flash fires.