8. PROPER OVERLAP AND FIT
Several different styles of NFPA 1971 Compliant Garments (coats and trousers) are available from Lion Apparel and from various other manufacturers. You must make sure that your coat and trousers are compatible. Failure to match the proper styles of coats and pants could result in severe burns, cuts or abrasions to the lower back and torso area. If you are unsure, contact Lion Apparel for more information.Lion公司和其他製造公司均生產許多不同型式的NFPA1971系列的消防衣組（包含上衣與褲子），您必須確認您的上衣與褲子是可搭配的。上衣與褲子的錯誤組合，可能導致嚴重的燒傷、割傷或是下背部或是軀幹的擦傷。如果您無法確認其組合，請聯絡Lion公司。
Fire fighters who are taller than 5’8" (1.73 meters) MUST wear a coat that is 32" (81 cm) or GREATER from the back of the neck at the collar down the back to the bottom of the coat hem. Wearing a coat with improper overlap could result in serious injury. If you have questions about whether your Garments have the proper overlap, contact your nearest Lion Apparel Dealer.身高達5呎8吋( 1.73公尺 )以上的消防人員必須穿著背長(從領口下方到上衣下擺的長度)32吋( 81公分 )或更大的尺寸。上衣下擺若未有足夠的覆蓋可能會造成嚴重的傷勢。如果對您的消防衣是否有適當的組搭有疑問，請與最近的Lion經銷商聯繫。
You must make sure that there is adequate overlap between the coat and the trousers, including the outer shell, the thermal liner and the moisture barrier, before using the Garments. You will need the assistance of a fellow fire fighter to check these key areas.
A Fire Fighter’s Height Affects Overlap
Fire fighters who are taller than 5’8" (1.73 meters) MUST wear a coat that is 32" (81 cm) or GREATER from the back of the neck at the collar down the back to the bottom of the coat hem. Special care should be given to long-bodied fire fighters of any size to ensure that overlap requirements are met.消防人員的身高影響覆蓋程度
身高達5呎8吋( 1.73公尺 )以上的消防人員必須穿著背長(從領口下方到上衣下擺的長度)32吋( 81公分 )或更大的尺寸。要特別注意上半身較長的人員，要確認上衣有必要的覆蓋。
To check overlap, the following tests should be performed while wearing your complete protective ensemble, but without wearing an SCBA:為確認上衣覆蓋是否足夠，請完整著裝（不需要戴SCBA），然後進行下列測試：
A. NFPA 1500 Standard Position A (Fig. 10A). While standing, reach over head as high as possible with your hands together. The inner liner of the coat must overlap the top of the trousers by no less than 2 inches (5 cm).A. NFPA1500標準姿勢A(圖10A，emma說：請自行看PDF檔原圖)。站立，將雙手同時舉高過頭部，盡力往上舉。上衣內襯層必須蓋過褲頭至少2吋(5公分)。
B. NFPA 1500 Standard Position B (Fig. 10B). While standing with your hands together and reaching overhead as far as possible, bend forward to a 90o angle, to the left or right, and backward. The inner liner of the coat must overlap the top of the trousers by no less than 2 inches (5 cm).B. NFPA 1500 標準姿勢B(圖10B，emma說：請自行看PDF檔原圖)。站立，將雙手舉高交叉過頭部，往左往右及往後彎90 o。上衣的內襯層必需蓋過褲頭至少2吋(5公分)。
C. The lower edges of your trousers must overlap the tops of your boots by 4-6 inches (10-15 cm). Gloves and wristlets must overlap each other by 3 inches (7.5 cm) and leave no gaps where wrists might be exposed.C. 您褲管的下緣必須蓋過您的靴子的頂部至少4-6吋(10-15公分)。手套和袖口必須重疊至少3吋(7.5公分)，同時不能有缺口已避免腕部的暴露。
8.2 CHECKING PROPER FIT
All Garments must have adequate looseness in the torso, arms, and legs to ensure that insulated air spaces are maintained. If the Garment bunches at the shoulders or binds in the shoulders, arms, thighs or crotch area, it is probably too small. Garments also should not be too loose, as this could hinder mobility or dexterity and place stress at the wrong places in the Garments. Upon receiving new or replacement Garments, make sure that there is at least a small amount of loose material around the arms and shoulder area. Then test the mobility by climbing stairs and crawling or duck walking.
8.3 CHECKING THE SIZE
Coat. The chest size shown for a coat should NEVER be smaller than the circumference of your own chest, measured under your arms. Coats are designed with an 8-10 inches (20-25 cm) overage for better fit over clothing. For example, a "size 44" coat will be labeled as "size 44" and measure 52-54 inches (132-137 cm) around the chest depending on the coat model. The end of the sleeve should reach beyond your wrist when arms are at rest.=
上衣：上衣所標示的胸圍尺寸，絕對不可以小於您實際的胸圍(量測於手臂下方)。上衣一般設計加寬8-10吋(20 -25公分 )，以利穿著。例如44吋的上衣雖然標示為44吋，實際上為52-54吋(132 -137公分 )，視上衣款式而異。當您的手自然下垂時，袖口應蓋過您的手腕。
Trousers. The waist size shown for a pair of trousers should NEVER be smaller than the circumference of your own waist, measured at your navel. The actual waist dimension of the trousers should be approximately 2-3 inches (5-8 cm) larger than the waist size ordered and labeled on the trousers. Make sure the lower edges of your trousers overlap the tops of your boots by 4-6 inches (10-15 cm)./褲子：褲子所標示的腰圍絕不可小於您的實際腰圍(在您肚臍高度量測)。真正的腰圍會比標示的大約2-3吋(5 -8公分 )。請確認褲腳蓋過您的靴子至少4-6吋(10 -15公分 )。
If the garment does not seem to fit properly, you should check the size in the label to make sure it is your size as measured, and to make sure it is your Garment.word,如果您的消防衣組並不太適穿，您應檢查尺寸標籤以確認您的尺寸是否正確，並確認該防護衣組是否為您所有。
Never wear a Garment that fits improperly. If you have a question, or there is a problem with the fit of the Garment, contact your safety officer for assistance. Wearing a Garment that does not fit properly could reduce protection and result in severe burns, cuts, or abrasions, or dangerously restrict your ability to avoid injuries in an emergency situation.絕對不可穿著不適穿的防護衣執勤。如果有任何問題，或合身度有問題，請接洽您的安全部門。穿著不適穿的消防衣組，可能會降低保護效果並導致嚴重的燒傷、割傷或擦傷或嚴重影響您在緊急狀況時之應變作為。
8.4 PROPER FIT OF THE DRAG RESCUE DEVICE (DRD)
Before using your DRD, check to make sure that it is installed properly and that it does not bind or constrict your arms or torso in any way from the ability to have a full range of motion. If you feel tightness in any way, remove your coat, check for twisting of the webbing between the shell and the inner liner, adjust the DRD, and recheck the fit to assure that the problem has been resolved.