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A new project proposal for Aircraft Rescue Firefighting response to Air Shows was submitted earlier this year. Heard at the April Standards Council Meeting and opened for public comment, this proposal received several. The proposed new document would outline how emergency services pre-stage and respond to incidents at public air shows. Stay tuned for further Standards Council action on this proposal at the August meeting.

In a combined effort, both the technical committees for NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications and NFPA 1670 Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents are working to align the documents
so that they better relate to each other making it easier for the end user to utilize. A joint task group met in January 2015 to begin the process. The NFPA 1006 Technical Committee met in February for their First Draft and the 1670 Technical Committee met for their First Draft in April of this year with several changes in both documents comprising of almost a complete rewrite to both. The next joint 1006/1670 task group will meet again in early November to continue its work. You can follow the process by visiting either or



Posted by econlin Employee Jun 16, 2015

Are you Pro Board Certified?  Would you like to become Pro Board certified?  Do you know what it takes to achieve Pro Board Certification?  NFPA 1000 series documents as well as NFPA 472 and 1521, identify the minimum job performance requirements (JPRs) that all members of the fire service must master to become Pro Board certified in a particular area.  Many states allow members of the fire service to become certified through Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications.  You can find information about the Pro Board Certification process at and view a video on this process at

NFPA's proposed standard, NFPA 1858, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services, is seeking public input on its preliminary draft.


The preliminary draft allows the public to review and submit any suggested revisions prior to the publication as a First Draft Report.  The
deadline for submitting public input for this new standard is January 7, 2016.


To submit a public input using the online submission system, select NFPA 1858 from the list of NFPA codes and standards. Once on the NFPA 1858 document information page, select the link "The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Input" to begin the process.  You will be asked to sign-in or create a free online account with NFPA before using this system.  Review further instructions on how to use the online submission system. If you have any questions when using the online submission system, feel free to contact us.


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.

Well, you guys and girls are all smart, but in this technology driven age, what does it mean to be a SMART Fire Fighter today, tomorrow or even in ten years’ time? Check out the amazing YouTube video  ( with Fire Fighter Patrick Jackson and see what he is doing to be a SMART Fire Fighter.

The First Draft meeting for the 2017 edition of NFPA 921 recently took place in San Antonio, TX. As the committee’s work is prepared for ballot, check out the meeting minutes posted on the next edition tab of the document information page ( Watch closely for the First Draft Report and all proposed revisions for the 2017 edition of NFPA 921 (posted on or around September 7th, 2015).