A future outlook for NFPA 1851. Redefining the levels of cleaning; routine, advanced, and specialized.

Firefighter PPE Cleaning Rules Are Changing

NFPA 1851 safety standards are changing, shining a new light on what it means clean Turnouts.

“Routine cleaning is what takes place at the incident scene, although it also prescribes machine cleaning and cleaning turnout in a utility sink. “

“Advanced cleaning is prescribed as machine cleaning, and there are some parameters specified for how this cleaning has to be performed.”

“Specialized cleaning is relegated to any unusual contamination that takes place.”

– Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull

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