NFPA 1999 (2013 Edition)
The National Fire Protection Association established the NFPA 1999 standards for protective clothing and ensembles for Emergency Medical Operation. NFPA 1999-2013 specifies the minimum design, performance, testing, documentation, and certification for emergency protective clothing and ensembles for protection from airborne and liquid-borne pathogens. The standard sets a minimum level of whole body protection for emergency services personnel and first responders from these pathogens. NFPA 1999 addresses emergency medical garments, multiple forms of emergency medical equipment, emergency medical footwear and footwear covers, medical care facility footwear, and single-use and multiple-use emergency protective ensembles.
NFPA 1999 certified products are considered Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by the federal government and are fully reimbursable by many grants available to public safety agencies.
Blauer manufactures a broad range of NFPA 1999 certified outerwear and rainwear. Look for the CROSSTECH® logo to quickly identify which of our products are NFPA 1999 certified and eligible for grant funding.
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