Factors that Drive Firefighter Boot Choices – What Does Research Say?

Firefighters today have a multitude of choices for footwear that conforms to NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting.

Footwear must not only help protect against different fireground hazards, it must also permit firefighters to perform their jobs with optimum levels of agility and comfort.

We’ve put together a guide to help you choose structural firefighting boots that balance performance with protection. The following information is included:

  • Research findings on the effects different boot constructions have on firefighter movement and energy expenditure
  • Tips to identify needs and evaluate which boot attributes are most important to you
  • NFPA 1971 design and performance requirements for structural firefighter footwear

Download our guide below to learn more!


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