The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an international nonprofit organization working to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
The world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA has developed, published, and disseminated more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.
NFPA 2113 and its companion document for garment manufacturers, NFPA 2112, are the first Standards developed for industrial flash fire protective garments in the United States.
About NFPA 2113
NFPA 2113: Standard on Selection, Care, Use, and Maintenance of Flame Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire provides minimum requirements for the selection, care, use, and maintenance of Flame Resistant garments compliant with NFPA 2112 for use in areas at risk from flash fires. Follow the provisions in this document to promote correct selection of protective clothing, and reduce the risks caused by incorrect maintenance, contamination, or damage. All UniFirst FR Garment Service programs follow the guidelines set forth in NFPA 2113.
Purchase the 2015 edition of NFPA 2113.
About Flash Fires
A flash fire occurs when concentrated fuels become mixed with enough oxygen to cause combustion, which results in a sudden, unexpected ignition. Flash fires usually last for a relatively short period of time—less than 3 seconds—but may cause severe burns to exposed skin. Industries prone to flash fires include oil and gas refineries, oil and gas extraction and pipeline services, gas utility services, petrochemical plants, mining operations, and metal or glass foundries.
Protect Workers with Armorex FR® Garments
UniFirst manufactures its own line of protective clothing called Armorex FR®, available in the following protective fabrics: UltraSoft®, Tecasafe® Plus, CXP ("Next Generation" Nomex®), and Nomex®. And because we build in only the best features and benefits that our customers demand, Armorex FR® offers maximum protection, superior comfort, and the best value for your investment. In addition to our Armorex FR® line, we also offer FR apparel options from other top brand names like Bulwark®, Workrite®, and Carhartt®.