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NFPA 701 - Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films
1.1.1 Test Method 1. 188.8.131.52 Test Method 1 shall apply to fabrics or other materials used in curtains, draperies, or other window treatments. Vinyl-coated fabric blackout linings shall be tested according to Test Method 2. 184.108.40.206 Test Method 1 shall apply to single-layer fabrics and to multilayer...
NFPA 703 - Standard for Fire-Retardant Treated Wood and Fire-Retardant Coatings for Building Materials
1.1* Scope. This standard provides criteria for defining and identifying fire retardant–treated wood and fire retardant–coated building materials.
NFPA 704 - Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response
1.1 Scope. This standard shall address the health, flammability, instability, and related hazards that are presented by short-term, acute exposure to a material under conditions of fire, spill, or similar emergencies.
NFPA 705 - Recommended Practice for a Field Flame Test for Textiles and Films
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This recommended practice provides guidance to enforcement officials for the field application of an open flame to textiles and films that have been in use in the field or for which reliable laboratory data are not available. 1.1.2 There is no known correlation between this...
NFPA 720 - Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide(CO) Detection and Warning Equipment
1.1* Scope. 1.1.1 This standard is primarily concerned with life safety, not with protection of property. 1.1.2* This standard covers the selection, design, application, installation, location, performance, inspection, testing, and maintenance of carbon monoxide detection and warning equipment in...
NFPA 730 - Guide for Premises Security
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This guide describes construction, protection, occupancy features, and practices intended to reduce security vulnerabilities to life and property. 1.1.2 This guide is not intended to supersede government statutes or regulations.
NFPA 731 - Standard for the Installation of Electronic Premises Security Systems
1.1 Scope. This standard covers the application, location, installation, performance, testing, and maintenance of electronic premises security systems and their components.
NFPA 750 - Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems
1.1* Scope. This standard contains the minimum requirements for the design, installation, maintenance, and testing of water mist fire protection systems. This standard does not provide definitive fire performance criteria, nor does it offer specific guidance on how to design a system to control,...
NFPA 780 - Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This document shall cover traditional lightning protection system installation requirements for the following: (1) Ordinary structures (2) Miscellaneous structures and special occupancies (3) Heavy-duty stacks (4) Watercraft (5) Structures containing flammable vapors, flammable...