Firefighting personal protective equipment (PPE) is any clothing designed, intended, or marketed to be worn by firefighters for use in fire and rescue activities. Example include:
- Respiratory equipment
Manufacturers and sellers of PFAS-containing firefighting PPE must provide a written notice to the purchaser at the time of sale if they can answer yes to ALL of the following questions:
- Is this product worn on the body?
- Is this product designed or intended for firefighting personnel?
- Is this product designed to protect the wearer against fire or other hazards commonly encountered in fire and rescue activities?
- Was PFAS added to this product or any of the materials used to make it?
Note: “Fire and rescue” refers to firefighting and rescue activities performed by public or private employees whose job description includes fire suppression.
Manufacturers and sellers of PFAS-containing firefighting PPE must provide buyers with a written notice that says:
- The equipment contains PFAS.
- Why the equipment contains PFAS.
The manufacturer, seller, and purchaser must keep the notice on file for at least three years, and provide it to us if requested.