Brighton Area Fire Authority is issuing a RFQ for Firefighter Hood with Barrier Protection.
Quote shall include,
-Delivery to Fire Headquarters 615 W. Grand River, Brighton MI 48116 additional delivery costs shall be indicated on the quote or considered to be included with the costs of the ood
-Provide price structure for 100 units, 200 Units and if a single unit is purchased.
-Quote should be good for one year
-Organization is tax exempt.
-Quote shall include a manufacture sheet as describing the product
-Prior to purchase, one sample hood will be required to be submitted for approval prior to purchase.
Hoods shall meet the following:
Firefighter Hood with Barrier Protection
CERTIFICATION: The manufacturer must certify that the elements proposed in its bid meet or exceed all requirements of NFPA 1971. The manufacturer must also list and label this product with a third party certification organization as prescribed in NFPA 1971.
PRODUCT COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: The element must be manufactured in the United States of America.
LABELING REQUIREMENTS: Labels shall be permanently and integrally printed on materials that meet all the requirements for labels of NFPA 1971. The element shall be clearly labeled to fully identify the material content. The labeling on each element shall contain manufacturing information, which shall include, at a minimum, a lot number and manufacturing date.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: The manufacturer shall provide a user information guide which complies with user information requirements of NFPA 1971, and shall reference that standard. Topics shall include, but not necessarily be limited to: pre-use information, preparation for use, inspection frequency and details, donning/doffing, use consistent with NFPA 1500, maintenance and cleaning, retirement and disposal criteria considerations.
DESIGN, CONCEPT (STYLING) AND CONSTRUCTION
The hood and materials shall meet or exceed both the design and performance requirements as outlined in NFPA 1971, Edition 2018.
The hood pattern shall consist of a circular crown piece, a head/neck piece, and front/rear bibs/drapes.
The hood shall be available in a minimum of two (2) different/distinct colors if possible.
The hood shall provide full head and neck coverage (excluding the face) and partial shoulder to shoulder coverage with chest and back drape of at least 12 inches (35 cm) wide and extend at least 4 inches (15.3 cm) below the neck seam at both the front and rear.
Hood shall feature an over-sized head section with a face opening to provide extra generous dimensions that easily stretch to provide superior donning and fit characteristics for any size firefighter's head.
The face opening shall be of sufficient size and style so that it is adaptive to the widest portion of the firefighter’s air mask to minimize obstruction of the firefighter’s peripheral vision while maintaining an effective protective overlap with the edges of the air mask and air mask lens.
The particulate blocking material specifically designed for barrier protection shall provide protection, at a minimum, to the required area of the hood as outlined in NFPA 1971, 2018 Edition. Hood composite materials that incorporate a particulate blocking layer shall have a particulate filtration efficiency of 90% or greater for each particle size 0.1 µm to 1.0 µm. Hood composites including a particulate blocking layer shall have a Total Heat Loss (THL) of not less than 325 W/m2.