Category Archives: NFPA

NFPA (Fire) 1986

Standard on Respiratory Protection Equipment for Tactical and Technical Operations, 2017 Edition

Published by: 2016-12-01 / 2016-12-01 / 67 pages
Choose, use, and maintain SCBA and SARs to help keep law enforcement and tactical operations response personnel safe with new NFPA 1986: Respiratory Protection Equipment for Tactical and Technical Operations.

Vital for anyone responsible for the safety of personnel engaged in law enforcement, tactical operations, confined space rescue, disaster response, or similar challenges, NFPA 1986: Standard on Respiratory Protection Equipment for Tactical and Technical Operations specifies the minimum requirements for the design, performance, testing, and certification of new compressed breathing air open-circuit self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and compressed breathing air combination open-circuit self-contained breathing apparatus, and supplied air respirators (SCBA/SARs). Requirements also cover the replacement parts, components, and accessories for these respirators.

Detailed chapters address:

  • Certification and recertification, manufacturers’ quality assurance, safety alerts, and recall systems
  • Labeling and information
  • Design requirements, including optional HUD design requirements and optional Rapid Intervention Crew/Company Universal Air Connection (RIC UAC) design requirements
  • Performance requirements; airflow, environmental temperature, vibration resistance, corrosion resistance, etc.
  • Test methods
  • Annexes with explanatory material and a Surrogate Cylinder Preparation Procedure

This first-edition Standard is essential for law enforcement and tactical operations, as well as equipment manufacturers, certifying authorities, purchasers, and AHJs.

Provide respiratory protection of emergency services personnel in law enforcement, tactical operations, confined space rescue, and other emergency response in atmospheres that are immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH) with NFPA 1986.

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NFPA (Fire) 909

Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties – Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship, 2017 Edition

Published by: / 201 pages
Apply the 2017 edition of NFPA 909 to safeguard culturally significant properties from fire and other hazards.

NFPA 909: Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties — Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship describes principles and practices of protection for cultural resource properties (museums, libraries, and places of worship) and their contents and collections from conditions or physical situations with the potential to cause damage or loss. The Code outlines a comprehensive protection program addressing all areas including fire prevention; fire protection management; security; emergency preparedness; and inspection, testing, and maintenance of protection systems.

This important Code also covers ongoing operations and rehabilitation and acknowledges the need to preserve culturally significant and character-defining building features and sensitive, often irreplaceable, collections as well as to provide continuity of operations.

Changes in the 2017 edition of NFPA 909 include:

  • Expanded provisions for outdoor collections and archaeological sites and their protection against wildfire
  • Additional clarification of sprinkler system corrosion protection criteria that builds on changes in the 2013 edition of the Code
  • Mandated integrated system testing per NFPA 4: Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing
  • The addition of numerous events to Annex B, Fire Experience in Cultural Properties

Anyone whose work involves culturally significant properties needs this latest edition of NFPA 909, including owners and operators of cultural resource properties, loss prevention specialists (insurance), AHJs, automatic sprinkler industry, fire alarm industry, fire protection engineers, and code consultants.

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NFPA (Fire) 1122

Code for Model Rocketry, 2018 Edition

Published by: 2016-10-30 / 2016-10-30 / 21 pages
This code shall apply to the design, construction, limitation
of rocket propellant mass and power, and reliability of
model rocket motors and model rocket motor reloading kits
and their components, produced commercially for sale to or
for use by the public for purposes of education, recreation, and
sporting competition.

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NFPA (Fire) 1670

Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, 2017 Edition

Published by: 2016-12-01 / 2016-12-01
This standard shall identify and establish levels of functional
capability for conducting operations at technical search
and rescue incidents while minimizing threats to rescuers.

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NFPA (Fire) 51

Standard for the Design and Installation of Oxygen-Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, 2018 Edition

Published by: 2016-08-11 / 2016-08-11 / 29 pages
Apply the 2018 edition of NFPA 51 to reduce the risk of fire and explosions with requirements governing oxygen-fuel gas systems.

NFPA 51: Standard for the Design and Installation of Oxygen-Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes provides the latest fire safety requirements for gas-fueled systems. This document works hand-in-hand with NFPA 1: Fire Code, NFPA 400: Hazardous Materials Code, NFPA 5000®: Building Construction and Safety Code®, and other NFPA® National Fire Codes.

Industry professionals, design engineers, and code enforcement officials need NFPA 51 for the latest guidance on cylinder storage, system manifolding and piping, and associated protective equipment such as regulators. The Standard also includes provisions for the use of acetylene generators, calcium carbide storage for acetylene generators, and mobile acetylene trailer systems.

Changes in the 2018 edition of NFPA 51 improve consistency with the latest edition of NFPA 55.

Updates to information extracted from and references to the 2016 edition of NFPA 55: Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code help fill the safety gap with the most comprehensive set of industrial gas requirements in the industry.

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NFPA (Fire) 1194

Standard for Recreational Vehicle Parks and Campgrounds, 2018 Edition

Published by: 2016-09-11 / 2016-09-11 / 34 pages
This standard shall provide minimum construction
requirements for safety and health for occupants using facilities
supplied by recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds offering
temporary living sites for use by recreational vehicles, park
model recreational vehicles, and other camping units.

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NFPA (Fire) 1127

Code for High Power Rocketry, 2018 Edition

Published by: 2016-10-30 / 2016-10-30 / 25 pages
NFPA 1127: Code for High Power Rocketry applies to the design, construction, limitation of propellant mass and power, and reliability of high power rocket motors and motor components, for use by a certified user for education, recreation, and sporting competition. The Code also includes a chapter on prohibited activities.

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NFPA (Fire) 36

Solvent Extraction Plants, 2017 Edition

Published by: 2016-12-01 / 2016-12-01 / 39 pages
This standard shall apply to the commercial scale
extraction processing of animal and vegetable oils and fats by
the use of Class I flammable hydrocarbon liquids, hereinafter
referred to as “solvents.”

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NFPA (Fire) 501

Standard on Manufactured Housing, 2017 Edition

Published by: 2016-12-01 / 2016-12-01 / 113 pages
This standard shall cover all the equipment and
installations used in the design, construction, transportation,
fire safety, plumbing, heat-producing, and electrical systems of
manufactured homes that are designed to be used as dwelling
units. This standard shall, to the maximum extent possible,
establish performance requirements. In certain instances,
however, the use of specific requirements is necessary.

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