Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting
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What is NFPA 1142?
This standard identifies a method of determining the minimum water supply necessary for structural fire-fighting purposes in areas where it has been determined that there is no water or inadequate water for fire fighting.
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What does NFPA 1142 address?
Criteria cover how to calculate minimum water supply requirements based on occupancy and construction classifications; water supply issues such as water use agreements, identifying water sources, and fire department connections; and dry hydrant design, location, and installation. Numerous annexes provide additional guidance on mobile water supply apparatus, large-diameter hose, portable pumps, municipal-type water systems, automatic sprinkler systems, and more.
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