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Seeking Members for NEW Committees on NFPA 1, Fire Code Project Starting Next Edition

Blog Post created by debbiebaio Employee on May 13, 2020

At its April 1, 2020 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council approved the committee restructuring for the NFPA 1Fire Code project. The Fire Code has a very broad scope which addresses a variety of hazards. Following issuance of the 2021 edition of NFPA 1, the project will be developed by three technical committees (Technical Committee on Fundamentals; Technical Committee on Building Systems and Special Occupancies; and Technical Committee on Special Equipment, Processes and Hazardous Materials) and a correlating committee (Fire Code Correlating Committee). The new, multiple committee structure allows for more focused engagement by industry experts.

NFPA is currently accepting online committee membership applications for these new committees. The deadline for submission of applications to be reviewed at the December 2020 Standards Council meeting is August 28, 2020. Anyone wishing to apply should first review the approved scopes and responsibilities below before submitting application:

  • Technical Committee on Fundamentals (FCC-FUN): Submit online application
    Committee scope: This committee shall have primary responsibility for documents on the basic goals, objectives, performance requirements, classification of occupancy, general safety requirements, building services, fire department access, and definitions for the purpose of providing safety to life and property from fire and explosion.
    Responsibility: 
    NFPA 1, Fire Code, Chapters 1-11, 15 and 18
    NFPA 1, Fire Code, Annexes A-D and Annex
  • Technical Committee on Building Systems and Special Occupancies (FCC-OCP): Submit online application
    Committee scope: This committee shall have primary responsibility for documents on building fire protection and life safety systems, construction operations, occupancy fire safety and definitions for the purpose of providing safety to life and property from fire and explosion.
    Responsibility:
    NFPA 1, Fire Code, Chapters 3, 12-14, 16-17, and 19-39
    NFPA 1, Fire Code, Annexes A and E
  • Technical Committee on Special Equipment, Processes, and Hazardous Materials (FCC-HAZ): Submit online application
    Committee scope: This committee shall have primary responsibility for documents on special equipment and processes in buildings, the storage, use and handling of hazardous materials indoors and outdoors, and definitions for the purpose of providing safety to life and property from fire and explosion.
    Responsibility:
    NFPA 1, Fire Code, Chapters 3 and 40-75
    NFPA 1, Fire Code, Annex A
  • Fire Code Correlating Committee (FCC-AAC): Submit online application*
    Committee scope: This committee shall have primary responsibility for documents on a Fire Prevention Code that includes appropriate administrative provisions, to be used with the National Fire Codes for the installation, operation, and maintenance of buildings, structures, and premises for the purpose of providing safety to life and property from fire and explosion.  This includes development of requirements for, and maintenance of, systems and equipment for fire control and extinguishment.  Safety to life of occupants of buildings and structures is under the primary jurisdiction of the Committee on Safety to Life.
    Responsibility:
    NFPA 1, Fire Code
    NOTE*:  Typically, correlating committee membership is limited to people with technical committee experience. If you are interested in serving on the correlating committee but have never served on an NFPA technical committee we encourage you to first apply to a technical committee.

 

The Council notes that the current committee responsible for the development of NFPA 1 is to complete its work through the issuance and effective date of the current processing cycle.  Council anticipates the disbanding of the current NFPA 1 committee and appointing the initial roster of the new committees at the December 2020 Council meeting.

 

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