National Fire Protection Association Courses (NFPA)

NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguisher

Criteria cover installations for Class A, B, C, D, and K hazards as well as the selection, inspection, maintenance, recharging, and testing of portable fire extinguishing equipment. It includes a list of obsolete fire extinguishers that should be removed from service.

NFPA 12: Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing System

This standard contains minimum requirements for carbon dioxide fire-extinguishing systems. 1.1.2 This standard includes only the necessary essentials to make it workable in the hands of those skilled in this field. A.1.1 Portable carbon dioxide equipment is covered in NFPA 10.

NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems

Comprehensive requirements include sprinkler system design, installation, and acceptance testing; hanging and bracing systems; underground piping; and seismic protection in line with SEI/ASCE 7. NFPA 13 also includes provisions for special storage arrangements.

NFPA 14: Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems

Provisions cover all system components and hardware, including piping, fittings, valves, and pressure-regulation devices, as well as system requirements; installation requirements; design; plans and calculations; water supply; and system acceptance.

NFPA 20: Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection

Criteria address the full range of issues and apply to all types of pumps including those for high-rise buildings, centrifugal, vertical shaft turbine-type, and positive displacement.

NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

NFPA 25 is the baseline for inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems. Compliance helps maximize system integrity to avoid failure and ensure fast, effective response in a fire emergency.

NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signalling Code

Rules cover the application, installation, location, performance, inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems, supervising station alarm systems, public emergency alarm reporting systems, fire warning equipment and emergency communications systems (ECS), and their components.

NFPA 96: Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations

Provisions cover the design; installation; operation; and inspection, testing, and maintenance of the full spectrum of cooking equipment, hoods, grease removal devices, exhaust duct systems, fans, fire suppression systems, and clearance to combustibles.

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code®

Provisions are included for all types of occupancies, with requirements for egress, features of fire protection, sprinkler systems, alarms, emergency lighting, smoke barriers, and special hazard protection.

NFPA 2001: Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS)

This standard contains minimum requirements for total flooding and local application clean agent fire extinguishing systems. It does not cover fire extinguishing systems that use carbon dioxide or water as the primary extinguishing media, which are addressed by other NFPA documents.