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This standard states the minimum requirements for performance of fireline workwear worn for protection against the adverse effects to the firefighter's body during forest firefighting.
This standard establishes performance requirements and test methods for evaluation of components used to construct workwear.
Workwear meeting this standard is intended to provide a degree of protection against the adverse effects of fire to the firefighter's body during forest firefighting. For the purposes of this standard, "protective" does not mean that a wearer will suffer no burns if exposed to fire while wearing workwear meeting this standard.
This standard refers to workwear that will be worn as the outermost garment.
This standard refers to single-layer protective workwear that covers the body from the neck to the wrists and feet, that may or may not cover the neck. It does not refer to add-on accessories, such as, but not limited to a belt, backpack and external harness.
This standard does not apply to specialized protective clothing such as proximity suits, structural firefighters' protective clothing, workwear for protection against hydrocarbon flash fire and fire-entry clothing. It is not intended to establish requirements for protection from chemical, radiological, electrical or biological hazards.
The testing and evaluation of a product against this standard may require the use of materials and/or equipment that could be hazardous. This document does not purport to address all the safety aspects associated with its use. Anyone using this standard has the responsibility to consult the appropriate authorities and to establish appropriate health and safety practices in conjunction with any applicable regulatory requirements prior to its use.