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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) Documentation for the purposes of accreditation through such agencies as the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) and other such organizations (5) Cooperation with other agencies with which the organization executes joint specialty operations (e.g., emergency medical services) (6) Training required by regulatory and/or other agencies [e.g., Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), International Standards Organization (ISO) and Insurance Services Office] (7) Training required to provide emergency medical care (e.g., first responder, emergency medical technician, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automatic external defibrillations) (8) Training and certifications for participations in regional, state, and national response teams (e.g., urban search and rescue teams, disaster medical assistance teams, disaster mortuary operational teams, incident management teams, and National Wildfire Coordination Group teams) (9) Equivalent training or experiential learning used to provide an alternative credit for department, local, state, or national training requirements, specifically comparing the experiences being accepted to the training requirements being set aside

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.
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