Participate in the development of an NFPA Standard by submitting a Public Input

Blog Post created by debbiebaio Employee on Oct 23, 2018

One of the most notable features about NFPA’s standards development process is that it is a full, open, consensus-based process that encourages public participation in the development of its standards. A great way for your voice to be heard is to submit a Public Input (a suggested revision to a new or existing NFPA standard) during a Standard’s revision cycle. It is free, easy, and done through our  submission system.


The following Standards are accepting public input for their next revision cycle:


NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
NFPA, 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes
NFPA, 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies
NFPA 24, Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances
NFPA 30B, Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products 
NFPA 40, Standard for the Storage and Handling of Cellulose Nitrate Film
NFPA 51B, Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work
NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®
NFPA 77, Recommended Practice on Static Electricity
NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives
NFPA 86, Standard for Ovens and Furnaces
NFPA 88A, Standard for Parking Structures
NFPA 101A, Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety
NFPA 105, Standard for Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives
NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems
NFPA 150, Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities Code
NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations
NFPA 260, Standard Methods of Tests and Classification System for Cigarette Ignition Resistance of Components of Upholstered Furniture
NFPA 289, Standard Method of Fire Test for Individual Fuel Packages
NFPA 306, Standard for the Control of Gas Hazards on Vessels
NFPA 400, Hazardous Materials Code
NFPA 484, Standard for Combustible Metals
NFPA 551, Guide for the Evaluation of Fire Risk Assessments
NFPA 610, Guide for Emergency and Safety Operations at Motorsports Venues
NFPA 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust
NFPA 750, Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems
NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications
NFPA 1221, Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems 
NFPA 1730, Standard on Organization and Deployment of Fire Prevention Inspection and Code Enforcement, Plan Review, Investigation, and Public Education Operations
NFPA 1852, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
NFPA 1917, Standard for Automotive Ambulances
NFPA 1981, Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Emergency Services
NFPA 1989, Standard on Breathing Air Quality for Emergency Services Respiratory Protection


To submit a public input using the  submission system, go directly to the specific document information page by selecting the links above or by using the search feature on the List of NFPA codes & standards. Once on the document page, select the link "Submit a Public Input" to begin the process. You will be asked to sign-in or create a free  account with NFPA before using this system.

We are here to assist! If you have any questions when using the system, a chat feature is available or contact us by email or phone at 1-800-344-3555.

Public input is a suggested revision to a proposed new or existing NFPA Standard submitted during the Input stage in accordance with Section 4.3 of the Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards.