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NFPA 1 | Fire Code


NFPA 1 | Fire Code

May 29, 2018
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The Evergreen State College

The 2021 revision of NFPA 1 Fire Code — one of two dominant fire codes in the United States* — is open for public input.  The scope of NFPA 1 includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(1) Inspection of permanent and temporary buildings, processes, equipment, systems, and other fire and related life safety situations

(2) Investigation of fires, explosions, hazardous materials incidents, and other related emergency incidents

(3) Review of construction plans, drawings, and specifications for life safety systems, fire protection systems, access, water supplies, processes, hazardous materials, and other fire and life safety issues

(4) Fire and life safety education of fire brigades, employees, responsible parties, and the general public

(5) Existing occupancies and conditions, the design and construction of new buildings, remodeling of existing buildings, and additions to existing buildings

(6) Design, installation, alteration, modification, construction, maintenance, repairs, servicing, and testing of fire protection systems and equipment

(7) Installation, use, storage, and handling of medical gas systems

(8) Access requirements for fire department operations

(9) Hazards from outside fires in vegetation, trash, building debris, and other materials

(10) Regulation and control of special events including, but not limited to, assemblage of people, exhibits, trade shows, amusement parks, haunted houses, outdoor events, and other similar special temporary and permanent occupancies

(11) Interior finish, decorations, furnishings, and other combustibles that contribute to fire spread, fire load, and smoke production

(12) Storage, use, processing, handling, and on-site transportation of flammable and combustible gases, liquids, and solids

(13) Storage, use, processing, handling, and on-site transportation of hazardous materials

(14) Control of emergency operations and scenes

(15) Conditions affecting fire fighter safety

(16) Arrangement, design, construction, and alteration of new and existing means of egress

Public input is due June 27, 2018.  We reach out to facility managers, subject matter experts and trade associations — collaborating where possible – but at least reporting on the progress made on behalf of the user/owner/final fiduciary in the education industry.

This document is a standing item on our weekly (Wednesday 11 AM Eastern) Open Door teleconference to which everyone is welcomed.   Click here to log in.

Issue: [18-90]

Category: Fire Safety, Public Safety

Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Josh Elvove, Joe DeRosier

Link to legacy workspace: Fire Protection for the Education Facilities Industry

Coahoma Community College

*The other dominant US fire code is an International Code Council regulatory product: International Fire Code.  The 2021 IFC is now the ICC Group A revision process as described in the link below:  

International Building Code




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