• SCBA Cylinder Size

    We are ordering new SCBAs and I am getting conflicting information of what size cylinders will be compliant with the next NFPA edition. Can someone please define the size/volume/pressure standards that will be complia...
    last modified by damills
  • SCBA Fire Service Lens Inspection

    NFPA 1852 section reads: Facepiece inspection shall include the following:  (3) Lens checked for holes, cracks, scratches, heat-damaged areas, and a proper seal with the facepiece material.  ...
    last modified by bossairman40
  • Wind Sock for Industrial Emergency Response

    Are there guidelines in NFPA on wind sock for use in an industrial emergency response setting? Example: to indicate the wind direction for safe approach or escape during release of toxic gas   How do you select...
    last modified by faizal_sharin
  • Sprinkler system for residential buildings?

    I have a 6 floors new residential building ( about 22 m height and 800 m2 area ), with four aparments per floor. it will be very difficult from the owner side to install sprinkler system. Is there any chance/code ref...
    last modified by maaae88
  • NFPA 704 dimensions

    A few months ago, NFPA told me the following regarding the size of the special hazard ratings in comparison to the number ratings for NFPA 704, “The minimum dimensions of the hazard ratings (which include the sp...
    created by mstromme

    SFT is transitioning from Fire Mechanic series to EVT series for Certification.  Does anyone know where EVT training is, or will be offered in California?  Fire Mechanic series is being retired at the end of...
    created by markandmary1
  • Vehicle Extrication PPE's

    Does NFPA 1670 offer any recommendations on PPE to be worn during a vehicle extrication? Does any NFPA guideline offer recommendations on PPE for vehicle extrication?
    last modified by trifort
  • SCBA in service retirement

    I am wondering about age of Scott 2.2 SCBA in service with a clip on PASS device that still passes functional testing. . The pack has an NFPA sticker that states NFPA 1981, 1996 edition. If i am reading NFPA 1852...
    last modified by chris.kennedy
  • Has or will NFPA 1901 take into account new helmet designs in reference to not wearing helmets in the crew area?

    NFPA 1901 - through instructs firefighters not to wear helmets in the driving and crew areas while the apparatus is in motion. With the advent of new technology and designs of fire helmets, has the...
    last modified by bradfiore
  • Rehab Kit/Box

    For those of you that run rehab/utility apparatus in your jurisdictions, I'm looking for a good inventory list of items that can be kept in a box/kit to ensure rehab is being done on our members before they are recycl...
    last modified by dbader@scottsdaleaz.org
  • CPR Certifications and annual requirements

    I am new here and I have a quick question. I did a search before just asking so I apologize if this has been posted here before.     How often are firefighters required to be re-trained on CPR?  I...
    last modified by tackk5
  • NFPA 1851: Firefighting Ensembles

    I am the Marine Maintenance Officer for Army Prepositioned Stock Set 4 (APS-4) Watercraft in Yokohama, Japan. We have 17 vessels in our inventory that are required to adhere to the NFPA 1851 standards concerning Care,...
    last modified by jason.m.peruccio.mil
  • Fire Service Section – Why Should You Belong?

       We all get asked to join various organizations, sections, etc. and many of us ask why?  What value do we get from our participation?  Well, I will be like everyone else asking you to join t...
    created by clevelandg
  • How do I determine the numerals to place on a diamond placard for emergency response (in pesticide storage)?

    This is for pesticide storage in a State government facility.
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  • Machine Drying Firefighting Gloves

    I saw in our Manufacturers Guidelines that it states in BOLD and UNDERLINE not to machine dry turnout gloves but no reason was given.  I asked them about it and they couldn't give me a solid reason for this as th...
    last modified by aaron.brouwer
  • Service testing new hose

    Hopefully this is an easy question, my search didn't produce an obvious answer.   What is the rule for new hose as far as service test go?  Do you accept the proof test for its first record of testing and t...
    last modified by cellmer
  • Maintenance of Fire-Fighting Equipment Certification

    Our company wants to get training to become certified to clean/decontaminate fire fighter soft goods (we have a large commercial Esporta machine). Upon my many hours of research, it looks like we need to take a c...
    last modified by jessica.miriga
  • PPE Shelf Life

    Does helmets expire after 10 years like all other PPE, if not When?
    last modified by norwayfire27
  • I need a list of U.S. Fire Departments that serve populations of 100,000 - 249,999.

    I am a Ph.D. student and also a Lieutenant on Engine 1 with McAllen Fire Department in McAllen, TX.  This information is needed for a study that I will be conducting.  Thank you for your help in this matter....
    last modified by allamericanag81
  • UNIT ID #s required on roof or Tops of Apparatus ?

    Were in the NFPA does it mention markings or Unit ID's on Fire Apparatus, front, side or top ? We have 5 units that do not have Unit ID's or placards on their roofs and there is a disagreement even if they a...
    last modified by gregoryellis