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Fire Fighting Codes & Regulations

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is charged with setting standards for fire prevention and other life-saving emergency endeavors. Its guidelines cover a wide array of hazard-related recommendations and regulations, with some 300   codes and standards   designed to minimize the risk and effects of fire by establishing criteria for building, processing, design, and other activities in the United States, as well as many other countries, according to the NFPA.

Some of the other fire-safety related codes include:


NFPA 10:
Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, The provisions of this standard apply to the     

selection, installation, inspection, maintenance, recharging, and testing of portable fire extinguishers and Class D extinguishing agents.

NFPA 13:
Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. This standard shall provide the minimum requirements for the design and installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems and exposure protection sprinkler systems covered within this standard.

NFPA 14: Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems. This standard covers the minimum requirements for the installation of standpipes and hose systems. This standard does not cover requirements for periodic inspection, testing, and maintenance of these systems.

NFPA 20:
Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection. This standard deals with the selection and installation of pumps supplying liquid for private fire protection.


NFPA 25:
Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water Based Fire Protection Systems: Baseline for inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems

Fire Protection Engineering of Facilities with Change 4. UFC - Unified Facilities Criteria (Department of US Defense)

Operation and Maintenance : Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Fire Protection System

UFC documents provide planning, design, construction, sustainment, restoration, and modernization criteria, and apply to the Military Departments, the Defense Agencies, and the DoD Field Activities in accordance with DoD Directive 4270.5 (Military Construction).

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