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Firefighting Standards

Welcome to the Firefighting Standards section on FireRescue1. Look to this section for information on the various standards that affect firefighting, including key NFPA standards. Use the menu below to search and find specific standards, and follow the Buy Now links to purchase the complete standard documents.

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NFPA is a standards writing organization, founded in 1896 and dedicated to the concept of voluntary consensus standards writing. While it is not an enforcing agency, NFPA enjoys a unique reputation; and its standards have been adopted by all levels of government, in many cases giving the standards the force of law. Each NFPA standard undergoes revision every 5 years to ensure that it is kept current with new fire protection knowledge and technologies. The NFPA process is open and anyone can participate.

NFPA 101 Life Safety CodeŽ
NFPA 101A Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety
NFPA 102 Standard for Grandstands, Folding and Telescopic Seating, Tents, and Membrane Structures
NFPA 105 Standard for the Installation of Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives
NFPA 110 Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems
NFPA 111 Standard on Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems
NFPA 115 Standard for Laser Fire Protection
NFPA 120 Standard for Fire Prevention and Control in Coal Mines
NFPA 122 Standard for Fire Prevention and Control in Metal/Nonmetal Mining and Metal Mineral Processing Facilities
NFPA 130 Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems
NFPA 140 Standard on Motion Picture and Television Production Studio Soundstages, Approved Production Facilities, and Production Locations
NFPA 150 Standard on Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities
NFPA 160 Standard for the Use of Flame Effects Before an Audience
NFPA 170 Standard for Fire Safety and Emergency Symbols
NFPA 204 Standard for Smoke and Heat Venting
NFPA 211 Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances
NFPA 214 Standard on Water-Cooling Towers
NFPA 220 Standard on Types of Building Construction
NFPA 221 Standard for High Challenge Fire Walls, Fire Walls, and Fire Barrier Walls
NFPA 225 Model Manufactured Home Installation Standard
NFPA 232 Standard for the Protection of Records
NFPA 241 Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations
NFPA 251 Standard Methods of Tests of Fire Resistance of Building Construction and Materials
NFPA 252 Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies
NFPA 253 Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
NFPA 255 Standard Method of Test of Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
NFPA 257 Standard on Fire Test for Window and Glass Block Assemblies
NFPA 259 Standard Test Method for Potential Heat of Building Materials
NFPA 260 Standard Methods of Tests and Classification System for Cigarette Ignition Resistance of Components of Upholstered Furniture
NFPA 261 Standard Method of Test for Determining Resistance of Mock-Up Upholstered Furniture Material Assemblies to Ignition by Smoldering Cigarettes
NFPA 262 Standard Method of Test for Flame Travel and Smoke of Wires and Cables for Use in Air-Handling Spaces
NFPA 265 Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Room Fire Growth Contribution of Textile Coverings on Full Height Panels and Walls
NFPA 268 Standard Test Method for Determining Ignitibility of Exterior Wall Assemblies Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
NFPA 269 Standard Test Method for Developing Toxic Potency Data for Use in Fire Hazard Modeling
NFPA 270 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Smoke Obscuration Using a Conical Radiant Source in a Single Closed Chamber
NFPA 271 Standard Method of Test for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
NFPA 274 Standard Test Method to Evaluate Fire Performance Characteristics of Pipe Insulation
NFPA 275 Standard Method of Fire Tests for the Evaluation of Thermal Barriers Used Over Foam Plastic Insulation
NFPA 276 Standard Method of Fire Tests for Determining the Heat Release Rate of Roofing Assemblies with Combustible Above-Deck Roofing Components
NFPA 285 Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components
NFPA 286 Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution of Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire Growth
NFPA 287 Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Flammability of Materials in Cleanrooms Using a Fire Propagation Apparatus (FPA)
NFPA 288 Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Floor Fire Door Assemblies Installed Horizontally in Fire Resistance-Rated Floor Systems
NFPA 289 Standard Method of Fire Test for Individual Fuel Packages
NFPA 290 Standard for Fire Testing of Passive Protection Materials for Use on LP-Gas Containers
NFPA 291 Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants
NFPA 301 Code for Safety to Life from Fire on Merchant Vessels
NFPA 302 Fire Protection Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft
NFPA 303 Fire Protection Standard for Marinas and Boatyards
NFPA 306 Standard for the Control of Gas Hazards on Vessels
NFPA 307 Standard for the Construction and Fire Protection of Marine Terminals, Piers, and Wharves
NFPA 312 Standard for Fire Protection of Vessels During Construction, Conversion, Repair, and Lay-Up
NFPA 318 Standard for the Protection of Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities
NFPA 326 Standard for the Safeguarding of Tanks and Containers for Entry, Cleaning, or Repair
NFPA 329 Recommended Practice for Handling Releases of Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Gases
NFPA 385 Standard for Tank Vehicles for Flammable and Combustible Liquids
NFPA 400 Hazardous Materials Code
NFPA 402 Guide for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Operations
NFPA 403 Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services at Airports
NFPA 405 Standard for the Recurring Proficiency of Airport Fire Fighters
NFPA 407 Standard for Aircraft Fuel Servicing
NFPA 408 Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers
NFPA 409 Standard on Aircraft Hangars
NFPA 410 NFPA 410: Standard on Aircraft Maintenance
NFPA 412 Standard for Evaluating Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Foam Equipment
NFPA 414 Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Vehicles
NFPA 415 Standard on Airport Terminal Buildings, Fueling Ramp Drainage, and Loading Walkways
NFPA 418 Standard for Heliports
NFPA 422 Guide for Aircraft Accident/Incident Response Assessment
NFPA 423 Standard for Construction and Protection of Aircraft Engine Test Facilities
NFPA 424 Guide for Airport/Community Emergency Planning
NFPA 430 Code for the Storage of Liquid and Solid Oxidizers
NFPA 432 Code for the Storage of Organic Peroxide Formulations
NFPA 434 Code for the Storage of Pesticides
NFPA 450 Guide for Emergency Medical Services and Systems
NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents
NFPA 473 Standard for Competencies for EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Materials/WMD Incidents
NFPA 484 Standard for Combustible Metals
NFPA 490 Code for the Storage of Ammonium Nitrate
NFPA 495 Explosive Materials Code
NFPA 496 Standard for Purged and Pressurized Enclosures for Electrical Equipment
NFPA 497 Recommended Practice for the Classification of Flammable Liquids, Gases, or Vapors and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas
NFPA 498 Standard for Safe Havens and Interchange Lots for Vehicles Transporting Explosives
NFPA 499 Recommended Practice for the Classification of Combustible Dusts and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas
NFPA 501 Standard on Manufactured Housing
NFPA 501A Standard for Fire Safety Criteria for Manufactured Home Installations, Sites, and Communities
NFPA 502 Standard for Road Tunnels, Bridges, and Other Limited Access Highways
NFPA 505 Fire Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks Including Type Designations, Areas of Use, Conversions, Maintenance, and Operations
NFPA 520 Standard on Subterranean Spaces
NFPA 550 Guide to the Fire Safety Concepts Tree
NFPA 551 Guide for the Evaluation of Fire Risk Assessments
NFPA 555 Guide on Methods for Evaluating Potential for Room Flashover
NFPA 556 Guide on Methods for Evaluating Fire Hazard to Occupants of Passenger Road Vehicles
NFPA 560 Standard for the Storage, Handling, and Use of Ethylene Oxide for Sterilization and Fumigation
NFPA 600 Standard on Industrial Fire Brigades
NFPA 601 Standard for Security Services in Fire Loss Prevention
NFPA 610 Guide for Emergency and Safety Operations at Motorsports Venues
NFPA 654 Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids
NFPA 655 Standard for Prevention of Sulfur Fires and Explosions
NFPA 664 Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities
NFPA 701 Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films
NFPA 703 Standard for Fire-Retardant Treated Wood and Fire-Retardant Coatings for Building Materials
NFPA 704 Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response
NFPA 705 Recommended Practice for a Field Flame Test for Textiles and Films
NFPA 720 Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide(CO) Detection and Warning Equipment
NFPA 730 Guide for Premises Security
NFPA 731 Standard for the Installation of Electronic Premises Security Systems
NFPA 750 Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems
NFPA 780 Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems
NFPA 801 Standard for Fire Protection for Facilities Handling Radioactive Materials
NFPA 804 Standard for Fire Protection for Advanced Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants
NFPA 805 Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants
NFPA 806 Performance Based Standard for Fire Protection for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Electric Generating Plants Change Process
NFPA 820 Standard for Fire Protection in Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities
NFPA 850 Recommended Practice for Fire Protection for Electric Generating Plants and High Voltage Direct Current Converter Stations
NFPA 851 Recommended Practice for Fire Protection for Hydroelectric Generating Plants
NFPA 853 Standard for the Installation of Stationary Fuel Cell Power Systems
NFPA 900 Building Energy Code
NFPA 901 Standard Classifications for Incident Reporting and Fire Protection Data
NFPA 909 Code for the Protection of Cultural Resources Properties - Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship
NFPA 914 Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures
NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations
NFPA 1000 Standard for Fire Service Professional Qualifications Accreditation and Certification Systems
NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1003 Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1005 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Marine Fire Fighting for Land-Based Fire Fighters
NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1026 Standard for Incident Management Personnel Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1031 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner
NFPA 1033 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator
NFPA 1035 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Fire and Life Safety Educator
NFPA 1037 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Marshal
NFPA 1041 Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1051 Standard for Wildland Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1071 Standard for Emergency Vehicle Technician Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1081 Standard for Industrial Fire Brigade Member Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1122 Code for Model Rocketry
NFPA 1123 Code for Fireworks Display
NFPA 1124 Code for the Manufacture, Transportation, Storage, and Retail Sales of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles
NFPA 1125 Code for the Manufacture of Model Rocket and High Power Rocket Motors
NFPA 1126 Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnics Before a Proximate Audience
NFPA 1127 Code for High Power Rocketry
NFPA 1141 Standard for Fire Protection Infrastructure for Land Development in Suburban and Rural Areas
NFPA 1142 Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting
NFPA 1143 Standard for Wildland Fire Management
NFPA 1144 Standard for Reducing Structure Ignition Hazards from Wildland Fire
NFPA 1145 Guide for the Use of Class A Foams in Manual Structural Fire Fighting
NFPA 1150 Standard on Foam Chemicals for Fires in Class A Fuels
NFPA 1192 Standard on Recreational Vehicles
NFPA 1194 Standard for Recreational Vehicle Parks and Campgrounds
NFPA 1201 Standard for Providing Emergency Services to the Public
NFPA 1221 Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems
NFPA 1250 Recommended Practice in Emergency Service Organization Risk Management
NFPA 1401 Recommended Practice for Fire Service Training Reports and Records
NFPA 1402 Guide to Building Fire Service Training Centers
NFPA 1403 Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions
NFPA 1404 Standard for Fire Service Respiratory Protection Training
NFPA 1405 Guide for Land-Based Fire Fighters Who Respond to Marine Vessel Fires
NFPA 1407 Standard for Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews
NFPA 1410 Standard on Training for Initial Emergency Scene Operations
NFPA 1451 Standard for a Fire Service Vehicle Operations Training Program
NFPA 1452 Guide for Training Fire Service Personnel to Conduct Dwelling Fire Safety Surveys
NFPA 1500 Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program
NFPA 1521 Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer
NFPA 1561 Standard on Emergency Services Incident Management System
NFPA 1581 Standard on Fire Department Infection Control Program
NFPA 1582 Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments
NFPA 1583 Standard on Health-Related Fitness Programs for Fire Department Members
NFPA 1584 Standard on the Rehabilitation Process for Members During Emergency Operations and Training Exercises
NFPA 1600 Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs
NFPA 1620 Recommended Practice for Pre-Incident Planning
NFPA 1670 Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents
NFPA 1710 Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments
NFPA 1720 Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations and Special Operations to the Public by Volunteer Fire Departments
NFPA 1801 Standard on Thermal Imagers for the Fire Service
NFPA 1851 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting
NFPA 1852 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
NFPA 1901 Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus
NFPA 1906 Standard for Wildland Fire Apparatus
NFPA 1911 Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, and Retirement of In-Service Automotive Fire Apparatus
NFPA 1912 Standard for Fire Apparatus Refurbishing
NFPA 1925 Standard on Marine Fire-Fighting Vessels
NFPA 1931 Standard for Manufacturer's Design of Fire Department Ground Ladders
NFPA 1932 Standard on Use, Maintenance, and Service Testing of In-Service Fire Department Ground Ladders
NFPA 1936 Standard on Powered Rescue Tools
NFPA 1951 Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents
NFPA 1952 Standard on Surface Water Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment
NFPA 1961 Standard on Fire Hose
NFPA 1962 Standard for the Inspection, Care, and Use of Fire Hose, Couplings, and Nozzles and the Service Testing of Fire Hose
NFPA 1963 Standard for Fire Hose Connections
NFPA 1964 Standard for Spray Nozzles
NFPA 1965 Standard for Fire Hose Appliances
NFPA 1971 Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting
NFPA 1975 Standard on Station/Work Uniforms for Emergency Services
NFPA 1977 Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting
NFPA 1981 Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Emergency Services
NFPA 1982 Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS)
NFPA 1983 Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services
NFPA 1984 Standard on Respirators for Wildland Fire Fighting Operations
NFPA 1989 Standard on Breathing Air Quality for Emergency Services Respiratory Protection
NFPA 1991 Standard on Vapor-Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials Emergencies
NFPA 1992 Standard on Liquid Splash-Protective Ensembles and Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergencies
NFPA 1994 Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents
NFPA 1999 Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations
NFPA 2001 Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems
NFPA 2010 Standard for Fixed Aerosol Fire-Extinguishing Systems
NFPA 2112 Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire
NFPA 2113 Standard on Selection, Care, Use, and Maintenance of Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire
NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety CodeŽ