Free public access to the current edition of one of the parent documents of the entire 300-odd National Fire Protection Association consensus products is linked below
This product competes with the International Fire Code; covered in related posts. Recognizing that both the NFPA and the ICC have well developed product promulgation enterprises, we generally concern ourselves with the next edition of any consensus product. Note that both ICC and NFPA parent fire safety documents are developed on coincident 3-year cycles.
As tracked in previous posts public input for the 2021 revision of NFPA 1 has been received and is now posted for public comment, You may access a compilation document of the public input at the link below:
You will need to set up a (free) NFPA document access account to key in your own comment. A sampling of a few of the issues in play are located in the links below:
Our primary focus lies in a few of the 70-odd chapters of NFPA 1 which assert fire safety specifics for enterprises that are common the US education industry:
Chapter 25: Grandstands and Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, Tents and Membrane Structures
Chapter 26: Laboratories Using Chemicals
Chapter 29: Parking Garages
Chapter 32: Motion Picture and Television Production Studio Soundstages and Approved Production Facilities
Chapter 35: Animal Housing Facilities
Chapter 36: Telecommunication Facilities and Information Technology Equipment
Chapter 50: Commercial Cooking
Chapter 52: Energy Storage Systems
All of the foregoing chapters set the standard of care for fire safety for economic activity that is present in education and university-affiliated healthcare facilities. Some of the chapters have breakout documents — such as NFPA 45 Standard of Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals — which that are developed with more technical detail. It is noteworthy that in the 2021 revision cycle of NFPA 1 there are relatively few new concepts regarding education facilities that have been proposed.
When the Second Draft Report is released on or before February 12, 2020 we will have until March 11, 2020 to respond to the technical committee decisions according to the NFPA NITMAM process.
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