North American Style - NFPA

North American style – NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)

Standard NFPA 1971:2013


As a major global supplier of firefighter clothing, Bristol designs firefighter clothing to suit all major international standards including the NFPA specification which is used in North America and widely in Central and South America. In fact, Bristol was the first company to supply NFPA type firefighter PPE, manufactured from European fabrics in the UK, to users in the USA.

Bristol’s NFPA PPE meets the recognised standard NFPA 1971:2013 and is tested independently by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) who carry out rigorous testing on all materials, components and finished garments.

There are two different designs available in different fabric combinations. Bristol's XFlex design is now available and certified to the NFPA:2013 standard as well as the Ergotech model.

For comprehensive information about NFPA style refer to our Structural Brochure.

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