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NFPA Training in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jpolito Employee Oct 14, 2016

Jubail Industrial College (JIC) signed a Training Agreement with National Fire Protection Association Inc. (NFPA), a Massachusetts Not-for-Profit Corporation with offices at 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA, USA 02169-7471 to deliver 5 day NFPA Code Seminars, and 5 day NFPA Certification Seminars.


NFPA is responsible for 380 fire codes and standards that are designed to minimize the risk and effects of fire by establishing criteria for building, processing, design, service, and installation in the United States, as well as many other countries. Its more than 200 technical code- and standard- development committees have over 6,000 volunteer seats.


The training agreement includes offering NFPA codes and standards such as:

  • NFPA 1 – National Fire Code Seminar Program & Exam
  • NFPA 13 – National Standard Installation of Sprinkler System Seminar Program & Exam
  • NFPA 20 – National Standard for the installation of stationary pump for fire protection & NFPA 25 – National standard for the inspection, testing and maintenance of water-based fire protection system
  • NFPA 72 – National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Seminar Program& Exam
  • NFPA 101 – National Life Safety Codes


NFPA Certification programs include:

  • NFPA CFI I – Certified Fire Inspector 1 Program & Examination
  • NFPA CF II – Certified Fire Inspector 2 Program and Examination
  • NFPA CFPS – Certified Fire Protection Specialist Program and Examination
  • NFPA CFPE – Certified Fire Plan Examiner


These Seminars will increase the understanding, application and proper use of NFPA codes and certification programs.  Training will be interactive and results-oriented, providing the knowledge necessary to ensure safety based upon the provisions of the code.  Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be awarded for successful completion each day of the workshop. Each seminar for NFPA codes and standards will include a Certificate of Educational Achievement. For NFPA certification programs, professional certifications will be issued to candidates who will successfully pass certification exam.

The Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) is the ultimate enforcing body and has full responsibility of determining if the Code is being applied correctly.  The Code is administered and enforce by the AHJ designated by the governing authority.  NFPA 1 might be enforced by different agencies in different jurisdictions. Depending on how the Code is adopted, enforcement responsibilities might be divided between state and local agencies or between different agencies at either the state or local level. If the enforcement responsibility is divided, each agency must be aware of the specific portions of NFPA 1 for

which it has enforcement responsibility and must understand the source from which it obtains its authority to enforce those portions.




Chapter 1 of NFPA 1 addresses the administrative and enforcement requirements of the Code. It covers the scope, purpose, and application of the Code. The authority and enforcement power given to the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) are also covered. Included in the responsibilities of the AHJ are to determine violations of the Code and serve notice of the violations as well as determine the required penalty.


So what happens when a facility violates the applicable requirements from NFPA 1? Whenever the Authority Having Jurisdiction determines violations of this Code, a written notice must be issued to confirm the violations. Any order or notice of violation issued is required to be served upon the owner, operator, occupant, registered agent, or other person responsible for the condition or violation by one of the following means:

(1) Personal service

(2) Mail to last known address of the owner, operator, or registered agent


The mutilation, destruction, or removal of a posted order or violation notice without authorization by the AHJ is considered a separate violation of this Code and punishable by the penalties established by the AHJ.


Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of this Code, fails to carry out an order made as stated in the Code, or violates any condition attached to a permit, approval, or certificate is subject to the penalties established by the AHJ.  Per NFPA 1, 2015 edition, where the AHJ establishes a separate penalty schedule, violations of this Code are subject to a $250.00 penalty.


**New for the 2018 edition of NFPA 1 violations of this Code will be subject to a $100.00 penalty per day for each violation.**


Failure to comply with the time limits of an order or notice of violation issued by the AHJ will result in each day that the violation continues being regarded as a separate offense and will be subject to a separate penalty.

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