Are there any NFPA standards for maximum recommended workload of a company of fire fighters? I look through NFPA 1710 (2016 Edition) and did not see it. I hear that it is 10% but want to find documentation.
This link does a fairly decent job of describing how you might select and defend your choice if you are a combination FD: http://www.mtas.tennessee.edu/download/file/fid/46657 It doesn't appear there is any "official" NFPA definition of "Substantially" in the standard, thus select and defend seems to be a logical approach. For example, our FD…
I am looking for statistics on compliance to NFPA 1221 7.4.2. i.e. alarm processing time is the time it takes to initiate dispatch of FIRE apparatus and personnel or the time it takes to transfer a fire alarm to another PSAP and, with the exception of the call types identified in 22.214.171.124 (listed below), 90 percent of [fire] alarm processing shall…(Show moreShow less)
Earlier this week, NFPA was contacted by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS/ASPR) Division, as the agency has made a change in the system platform they use to monitor the location of electricity dependent DME (ventilators, oxygen concentrators, powered suction pumps) populations…(Show moreShow less)
Hi, I am designing the ventilation system for a college of medicine and there are many laboratories, two of them are Radioisotope labs. I am providing an exhaust system for each lab, consisting of two induced draft dilution fans (1 working + 1 stand-by). Each exhaust system is serving 4 hoods inside one laboratory via a manifold, and provided…(Show moreShow less)
Is a HAZMAT Team required to respond to a car/vehicle accident involving ANY Electric Vehicle(EV)? Is this a nationwide requirement? A state requirement (which state(s)? OR - just a suggestion determined by Local Authority?
To tag onto @MatthewPaiss comment, I'd like to make everyone aware of free training and information on stranded energy, re-ignition and alternative solutions to safely approaching and extinguishing alternative fuel fires. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) works with vehicle manufacturers and has developed free safety training for…
Hi, we need to have a temporary fire protection in underground parking arena (08 nos. of basement) for a time travel of 15 days, as the building (shopping mall) is under construction. Current condition of building (parking area) are as follows. 1. Exit staircases are not constructed (Ramps are accessible). 2. Sprinkler system is under…(Show moreShow less)
All Retail Shops are recommended to be provided with Quick Response Sprinklers. Fire Size used in the calculations is 2.5 MW considering Quick Response Sprinklers in compliance with BS 7346 Part 4 Table 3. NFPA – 13, 126.96.36.199.3.1 where listed quick-response sprinklers, including extended coverage quick-response sprinklers, are used…(Show moreShow less)