Specifications include, but are not limited to: LABELING REQUIREMENTS
Labels should be permanently and integrally printed onto materials that meet all the
requirements for labels of NFPA 1971. Garment labels should meet all requirements of NFPA
1971 Flame Resistance Test One (for vertical flame resistance of cloth). The garment should
be clearly labeled to fully identify the material content of all three layers: outer shell, moisture
barrier and thermal liner.
In addition, each separable outer shell component shall be labeled in an obvious location
including the size, date of manufacturer and an individualized serial number and bar code that
matches the corresponding garment liner.
The Contractor should provide a user information guide for the garments, which complies with
user information requirements of NFPA 1971. Topics should include, but not necessarily be
limited to: pre-use information, preparation for use, inspection frequency and details, don/doff,
use consistent with NFPA 1500, maintenance and cleaning, and retirement and disposal
criteria and considerations.