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Tuesday Tech Question 7/25/2017

Question:  I had a Technical Inspector tell me that, even though they were dated the same year, my 3.2A/15 fire suit was expired, but my 38.1 head and neck restraint was still legal.  Could you provide me with some more information?

Answer:  A 3.2A/15 and 3.2A/20 suit is considered legal for 5 years.  The date on the suit is included in that 5 year span.  A 38.1 head and neck restraint expires at the end of the month marked, 5 years after being inspected.  For a better clarification, please refer to the chart below.

   

SFI 38.1 Head and Neck Restraints

SFI 3.2A/15 or 20 Fire suit

SFI Sticker Month/Year Expiration Date
   
Month/2004 Expired
Month/2005 Expired
Month/2006 Expired
Month/2007 Expired
Month/2008 Expired
Month/2009 Fire suits: Expired

Head and Neck Restraints: End of Punched Month/2014

Month/2010 Fire suits: End of 2014

Head and Neck Restraints: End of Punched Month/2015

Month/2011 Fire suits: End of 2015

Head and Neck Restraints: End of Punched Month/2016

Month/2012 Fire suits: End of 2016

Head and Neck Restraints: End of Punched Month/2017

Month/2013 Fire suits: End of 2017

Head and Neck Restraints: End of Punched Month/2018

Month/2014 Fire suits: End of 2018

Head and Neck Restraints: End of Punched Month/2019

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