Clothing that is treated with chemicals and/or made of material that resists igniting if the responder is exposed to fire or heat.
NOTE 1 Flame-resistant clothing helps to protect responders, for instance, such as those responders in the igniter boat during ISB.
NOTE 2 The clothing should be cleaned, maintained, and regularly inspected in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
NOTE 3 Some flame-resistant clothing may lose its protective qualities after repeated or improper cleanings. Wearing any flammable clothing over flame-resistant clothing negates the flame-resistant protection.
NOTE 4 Flame-resistant clothing should be selected in accordance with 29 CFR Subpart I (Personal Protective Equipment), Section 1910.132 (General Requirements).
Source: API RP 98, Personal Protective Equipment Selection for Oil Spill Responders, First Edition, August 2013. Global Standards