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NFPA 1401: Recommended Practice for Fire Service Training Reports and Records
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What is NFPA 1401?
NFPA 1401: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 It is the intent of this document that fire service organizations be considered an all-inclusive term used to describe those local, municipal, state, federal, military, industrial, and private organizations with fire protection responsibilities and institutions that provide training for such organizations. 1.1.2 Fire service organizations utilizing this document for the establishment, upgrade, or evaluation of their training records and report systems should be able to document clearly the performance and ability of individual and group activities related to the following: (1) Compliance with personnel performance standards (2) Documentation of both internally and externally obtained career development training and education (3) Documentation for the purposes of certification and recertification (4) Cooperation with other agencies with which the organization executes joint specialty operations (e.g., emergency medical services) (5) Training required by regulatory and/or other agencies [e.g., Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), International Standards Organization (ISO)] (6) Training required to provide emergency medical care (e.g., first responder, emergency medical technician, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automatic external defibrillations)
This recommended practice presents a systematic approach to providing essential information for training records and reports and managing the training function of the fire service organization. Official document scope
What does NFPA 1401 address?
Coverage includes the types of records, reports, and forms that can serve as basic information tools for effective training administration. This document also provides recommended practices related to computerization of records and reports and the legal aspects of record keeping. Table of Contents
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