Navigating the 2012 edition of NFPA 1, Fire Code, was the theme of a special two-day post-conference seminar at NFPA’s Fire & Life Safety Conference in Orlando. NFPA Regional Manager Jim Dolan led this all-new session, leading participants through identifying the purpose and scope of the code and how to easily find information the document, and apply its provisions correctly. Over the course of this two-day event, attendees are gaining a more thorough understanding of life safety and property protection issues, including automatic sprinklers, standpipes, operating features, occupancies, exits, and fire lanes.
Adopted in jurisdictions throughout North America, NFPA 1 contains extracts from and references to more than 130 NFPA codes and standards to address the full range of fire protection and life safety issues.
The 2012 edition of NFPA 1 includes new requirements for:
- sprinklers in all new buildings three or more stories in height
- carbon monoxide detection in new residential occupancies
- floor fire protection for new non-sprinklered one- and two-family dwellings
- and other changes that benefit building occupant safety