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Proposed Committee Title: Technical Committee on Fundamentals of Fire Control Within a Structure Utilizing Fire Dynamics

 

Proposed Committee Scope: This Committee shall have primary responsibility for documents relating to techniques and methods used in firefighting based on accepted scientific principles and research in the field of fire dynamics.

 

Applications are being accepted until July 22, 2015 for documenting applicant interest in participation. Go to the new project website to learn more: http://www.nfpa.org/structurefirecontrol

Members of the NFPA team traveled to Hannover, Germany recently for Interschutz 2015, the largest international exhibition for fire prevention, rescue, disaster relief, and safety and security.  Check out the full blog at NFPA team travels to Germany for Interschutz expo for fire prevention, rescue, disaster relief, and safety and security …

 

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From Left: Bill Mello, Ryan Depew, Sultan Javeri, Interschutz-Throwback Engineer, Don Bliss, Russ Sanders.

Did you know that a new Technical Committee is working on a product standard that specifies design, manufacture, performance, testing and certification requirements for SCBA to be used by law enforcement, confined space, hazmat and tactical operations? While the TC is incorporating the safety features of the fire service SCBA, it has noted that additional features might not be helpful to some responder groups, especially during tactical operations. Read the draft and submit comments at www.nfpa.org/1986.

ericnette

NFPA 2112 and NFPA 1975

Posted by ericnette Employee Jun 17, 2015

Do NFPA 2112 garments adhere to more strict performance requirements than NFPA 1975 garments?

 

NFPA 2112 and NFPA 1975 are standalone documents. NFPA 1975 was developed to apply to nonprimary protective work apparel and NFPA 2112 was developed to apply to garments used in areas that can be exposed to flash fires. The requirements of the standards should not be compared to one another as they were developed for completely different applications. Before the application of either standard, a careful assessment should be performed regarding which standard should be applied, what the hazard is, and the regulatory requirements.

 

-Eric Nette, P.E.

Amended:  At its August meeting, the Council reviewed all material presented and voted to establish the Technical Committee (TC) on Fundamentals of Fire Control within a Structure Utilizing Fire Dynamics and approved a Committee scope.  Once this Technical Committee develops and ballots a draft document (see Regulations 4.3.2.1), the Technical Committee may then make a request to the Council to enter an appropriate revision cycle. Kerry M. Bell, Chair, recused himself from the deliberations and vote on this issue.  Read more on the proposed new draft document at www.nfpa.org/1700.

  • APPROVED COMMITTEE TITLE:  Committee on Fundamentals of Fire Control within a Structure Utilizing Fire Dynamics
  • APPROVED COMMITTEE SCOPE:  This Committee shall have primary responsibility for documents relating to techniques and methods used in firefighting based on accepted scientific principles and research in the field of fire dynamics.

 

Previous Post: At its April 2015 meeting, the Standards Council reviewed the request of Richard Dyer, Kansas City, Missouri, that NFPA establish a new project to develop an NFPA Standard on fire control of structures based upon fire dynamics.  After review of all the material before it, the Council voted to solicit public comments of need for the project, information on resources on the subject matter, those interested in participating, if established, and other organizations actively involved with the subject. The proposed Technical Committee scope and title is as follows:

 

PROPOSED COMMITTEE TITLE: Technical Committee on Fundamentals of Fire Control Within a Structure Utilizing Fire Dynamics

 

PROPOSED COMMITTEE SCOPE: This Committee shall have primary responsibility for documents relating to techniques and methods used in firefighting based on accepted scientific principles and research in the field of fire dynamics.

See Next Edition Tab of the Document Information Page for NFPA 1072 (www.nfpa.org/1072next) for the First Draft Report.

Look for NFPA 1037 and 1051 2016 editions. (www.nfpa.org/1037) and (www.nfpa.org/1051).