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Update to the 2018 edition of NFPA 1500 and give your fire department members the best tools to safely control on-the-job hazards, so they can maximize performance and effectiveness.

    As needs of the fire service continue to change, NFPA 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program responds to incorporate new industry developments and lessons learned. The important 2018 edition of this "umbrella" document provides the latest performance requirements for every aspect of health and safety in career, volunteer, private, and military fire departments. NFPA 1500 provides the protocols required for everything from fire fighter training, vehicles, and tools to emergency operations, medical and physical requirements, incident stress, and the use of protective clothing and equipment.

    This edition includes major updates, such as:
  • A new section that requires the provision of appropriately fitted ballistic protection for any department members who respond to and/or are exposed to risks during civil unrest, active shooter incidents, or similar events
  • A change that rules out approved use of external riding positions in wildland apparatus from Section 14.4 of NFPA 1906: Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents
  • Stronger language that prohibits riding on any external section of an apparatus and requires all occupants to be seatbelted in vehicles
  • Revised and strengthened language that requires unified command for the purpose of managing incidents
  • New requirements for the training, use, and limitations of PPE
  • New requirements addressing not only the ensemble but also ensemble elements, including anything that has been added to the ensemble
  • New or updated requirements governing the cleaning and care of PPE as well as station/work uniforms
  • Revised and rewritten Chapters 11 and 12 concerning fire fighter health and wellness and exposure to atypical stressful events, to address this ever-evolving area
When lives are on the line, give your department members the best protection possible.

Update to the new NFPA 1500 and put the latest occupational safety and health requirements to work for you.

Document History

  1. NFPA (Fire) 1500


    Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program, 2018 Edition

    • Most Recent
  2. NFPA (Fire) 1500

    Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program, 2013 Edition

    • Historical Version
  3. NFPA (Fire) 1500

    Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program, 2007 Edition

    • Historical Version