NFPA 1977

About this Specification

NFPA 1977 covers the design, labeling, testing and performance requirements, and user instructions for protective clothing and equipment used in wildland firefighting applications.

Compliance with NFPA 1977 requires third-party certification. ArcWear and SEI partner to quickly and accurately perform garment testing and issue third-party certifications utilizing our FlashCert services.

Get Started: Contact Stacy at flashcert@arcwear.com if you are interested in certifying your fabric or garments to NFPA 1977. You will receive an introductory packet with instructions.


Testing for garments includes

  • Radiant Protective Performance
  • Flame Resistance
  • Heat and Thermal Shrinkage
  • Total Heat Loss
  • Tear Resistance
  • Cleaning Shrinkage
  • Seam Strength
  • Burst Strength
  • Conductive Heat Resistance
  • Thermal Protective Performance