NFPA 1620: Standard for Pre-Incident Planning

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What is NFPA 1620?
NFPA 1620: Document Scope

1.1 Scope. This document provides criteria for developing pre-incident plans for use by personnel responding to emergencies. Not every portion of this standard is applicable to the development of all pre-incident plans. 1.1.1 This document is not intended for pre-incident planning related to construction, alteration, and demolition. (See NFPA 241). 1.1.2 Annex A, Explanatory Material; Annex B, Case Histories; Annex C, Special or Unique Characteristics of Occupancy Classifications; and Annex D, Sample Pre-Incident Plan Field Collection Card and Facility Data Record forms provide information to the users of this document.

This standard provides criteria for developing pre-incident plans to help responders effectively manage emergencies so as to maximize protection for occupants, responding personnel, property, and the environment.

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What does NFPA 1620 address?

Comprehensive guidance covers the pre-incident planning process, physical and site considerations, occupant considerations, water supplies and fire protection systems, special hazards, emergency operations, and pre-incident plan testing and maintenance. Annexes contain case histories and information addressing special or unique characteristics of specific occupancy classifications, as well as sample forms for pre-incident planning.

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