NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
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What is NFPA 25?
NFPA 25: Document Scope
1.1* Scope. This document establishes the minimum requirements for the periodic inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems, including land-based and marine applications.

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.

Official document scope
What does NFPA 25 address?

The Standard governs the periodic inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems including land-based and marine applications. Requirements are provided for standpipe systems including hose outlets, fire pumps, sprinklers, fire service piping, and valves, along with system impairment handling and reporting.

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NFPA 25, 2014 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.
Errata on Report on Proposals (ROP) (issued 8/28/2012) (PDF, 10 KB)
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.
ROP Meeting Agenda
ROP Meeting Minutes
ROP Ballot
ROP Ballot
The ballots posted on this page are for public information only. Voting on ballots is permitted by committee members only. See NFPA Regulations Governing Committee Projects, Section 3.3.4.
Ballot (PDF, 3 MB)
Ballot Form (PDF, 1 MB)
Ballot Circulation (PDF, 186 KB)
Ballot Final (PDF, 223 KB)
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.
ROC Meeting Notice
ROC 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.
ROC Meeting Agenda
ROC Ballot
ROC Ballot
The ballots posted on this page are for public information only. Voting on ballots is permitted by committee members only. See NFPA Regulations Governing Committee Projects, Section 3.3.4.
Ballot (PDF, 2 MB)
Ballot Form (PDF, 594 KB)
Ballot Circulation (PDF, 223 KB)
Ballot Final (PDF, 528 KB)
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.
Motions Committee Report (PDF, 209 KB)
Amendment Ballot
Ballot, Amendment 25-4 (PDF, 485 KB)
Ballot, Amendment 25-5 (PDF, 482 KB)
Other Ballots
TIA Ballot
Ballot, TIA No. 1026 (PDF, 217 KB)
Association Technical Meeting
Transcript (PDF, 455 KB)
Final Results (PDF, 164 KB)
Standards Council Decisions
Archived revision information
NFPA 25, 2014 Edition: Archived Revision Information
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