NFPA 1405: Guide for Land-Based Fire Departments that Respond to Marine Vessel Fires
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What is NFPA 1405?
NFPA 1405: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This guide identifies the elements of a comprehensive marine fire-fighting response program including, but not limited to, vessel familiarization, training considerations, pre-fire planning, and special hazards that enable land-based fire fighters to extinguish vessel fires safely and efficiently. In general, the practices recommended in this publication apply to vessels that call at United States ports or that are signatory to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) agreement. 1.1.2 This document does not consider offshore terminals or vessels on the high sea.

Developed at the request of and in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard, this guide identifies the elements of a comprehensive marine fire-fighting response program for land based fire fighters responding to the unique challenges of fighting fires on vessels and enable land-based fire fighters to extinguish such fires safely and efficiently.

Official document scope
What does NFPA 1405 address?

Comprehensive provisions start with descriptions of the elements of the physical marine environment vessel familiarization, and vessel stability. Coverage continues for organizational resources, fire control plans, training, communications, and strategy and tactics. Separate chapters explain the National Incident Management System and the role of the U.S. Coast Guard in marine vessel fires; problems associated with marine fire fighting, including media relations, hazmat, pollution, and language barriers; and post-incident activities.

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NFPA 1405, 2011 Edition: Archived Revision Information
Report on Proposals (ROP)
Report on Proposals (ROP)
Proposals can be submitted for text to be amended or included in NFPA Codes and Standards. Following the Call for Proposals period, the responsible Technical Committee or Panel holds a meeting to consider and act on all submitted proposals. The committee or panel may also develop its own proposals. A document known as the Report on Proposals (ROP) is prepared containing all the Public Proposals, Technical Committees' action on each Proposal, as well as all Committee-generated proposals. The ROP for the document in question is submitted for the approval of the responsible TC or Panel by a formal written ballot. If the ROP does not receive approval via written ballot in accordance with NFPA rules, the Report is returned to the committee for further consideration and is not published. If the necessary approval is received, the ROP is published in a compilation of Reports on Proposals issued by NFPA twice yearly for public review and comment, and the process continues to the next step. The ROP is published and widely distributed and anyone may download or request a copy.
ROP Meeting Notice
ROP Meeting Notice
Note: Please contact the appropriate staff liaison (listed on the Technical Committee tab) for information on attending an NFPA Technical Committee meeting as a guest. Read NFPA"s Regulations Governing Committee Projects (Section 3.3.3.3) for further information.
August 11 - 12, 2009, Telephone / Web Conference
ROP Meeting Agenda
ROP Meeting Minutes
ROP Ballot
ROP Ballot
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Report on Comments (ROC)
Report on Comments (ROC)
Once the ROP becomes available, there is a 60-day comment period during which time anyone may submit a public comment on the proposed changes documented in the ROP. The committee or panel reconvenes at the end of the comment period and acts on all public comments. This committee or panel may also develop its own comments. As before, approval obtained via written ballot in accordance with NFPA's Regulations is required on all committee and panel actions. All of this information is compiled into a second Report, called the Report on Comments (ROC), which like the ROP, is published and made available for public review for a seven-week period.
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ROC Meeting Notice
ROC Meeting Notice
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ROC Meeting Agenda
ROC Meeting Minutes
Motions Committee Report (NITMAM)
Motions Committee Report (NITMAM)
Proposed NFPA documents will be presented for action at the applicable Annual (June) Association Technical Meeting only when proper Amending Motions (Notice of Intent to Make a Motion - NITMAM) have been certified by the Motions Committee of the Standards Council as a proper amending motion. Documents that receive no motions will not be presented at the meeting and instead will be forwarded directly to the NFPA Standards Council for action on issuance. More about the codes and standards making process including NITMAM.
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Consent document not presented at Association Technical Meeting. Document issuance: 12/14/2010
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