NFPA Fire Department Standards Available for Review

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has published proposed revisions to its 1710 Standard governing career department staffing and response times and a new draft 1730 Standard on fire prevention inspection and code enforcement, plan review, investigation and public education operations.

The documents are available for review on the NFPA website at www.nfpa.org/1710 and www.nfpa.org/1730 under the Next Edition tab.

The documents are in the final stages of development. This summer any amending motions that have been filed and certified by NFPA will be presented at the 2014 NFPA Technical Meeting, which is held at the NFPA Annual Conference & Expo, June 22-25, in Chicago, IL. NFPA rules cover the types of motions that can be made and who can make them. The deadline for filing a Notice of Intent to Make a Motion is March 6, 2015. The two standards are scheduled to be issued by the NFPA Standards Council in August 2015.

In addition to these developments, the committee working on the fire prevention standard was recently asked to develop a new standard that helps fire departments follow the process steps for a Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Plan. The CRR Plan is the identification and prioritization of risks followed by the coordinated application of resources to minimize the probability or occurrence and the impact of unfortunate events.