The NFPA 1851 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting, 2014 Ed., states that an advanced inspection be conducted by a verified ISP on all protective ensemble elements at a minimum of every 12 months. Our manufacturer-trained personnel have over 20 years of combined experience in the advanced inspection of gear, including complete liner assessments, and are experts on the inspection criteria set forth in NFPA 1851. Among the things we inspect for are rips, tears, cuts, abrasions, damaged or missing hardware, thermal damage, loss of seam integrity, missing stitches, UV damage, reflective trim reflectivity and Velcro functionality. In addition, the moisture barrier is inspected for loose or missing seam tape and delamination. Hydrostatic testing to evaluate water penetration of the moisture barrier is performed as necessary. The findings of the advanced inspection are documented in a work report summary (see Reporting).