Our sale has come to an end, thanks to everyone who participated.
CMC has completed our sale of overstocked products marked to NFPA 1983 (2017 ED). We are now transitioning to NFPA 2500. We’ve been getting questions about this new standard, which is a combination of three standards formerly known as NFPA 1670, NFPA 1858, and NFPA 1983. Here are a few details about what it means for your equipment.
There is no NFPA requirement to stop using certain products. CMC Dealers and Customers may continue buying, selling, and using equipment marked to older versions of the standard. The 1983 portion of NFPA 2500 is not an end user standard, it applies to manufacturers and the testing of new gear.
Manufacturers must transition to selling equipment tested and marked to NFPA 2500 (1983) 2022 ED after March 15th. You can expect to start seeing CMC products marked to NFPA 2500 as they phase-in. These are the same products you are familiar with, they are just tested and marked to the new standard.
Updates to the 1983 portion of NFPA 2500 include changes to melting requirements for fire escape rope, fire escape webbing, fire escape harnesses, and fire escape belts; testing for fire escape anchors; and slippage measuring procedures during static testing of belts, life safety harnesses, and victim extrication devices.