NFPA 13E: Recommended Practice for Fire Department Operations in Properties Protected by Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems
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What is NFPA 13E?
NFPA 13E: Document Scope
This recommended practice provides basic procedures and information for use in fire department operations concerning properties equipped with certain fixed fire protection systems. The fixed systems covered in this recommended practice are interior automatic sprinkler systems, exterior sprinkler systems, and standpipe systems.
This recommended practice provides information and procedures for fire department operations in properties equipped with fire sprinkler and standpipe systems. Official document scope
What does NFPA 13E address?
Criteria apply to interior automatic sprinkler system, exterior sprinkler systems, and standpipe systems and are designed to help fire department develop training programs and plan effective fire suppression operations. Specific topics include pre-incident planning, ventilation in storage occupancies, water supply for fire fighting, impairments, reliability of systems, buildings under construction, and inspection and testing requirements.Table Of Contents.
NFPA 13E, 2010 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.
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.
Report on Comments(ROC) (PDF, 566 KB)
Motions Committee Report (NITMAM)
Motions Committee Report (NITMAM)
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Consent document not presented at Association Technical Meeting. Document will be issued 12/5/2009.
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