NFPA 1720: Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations and Special Operations to the Public by Volunteer Fire Departments
Current Edition: 2014 Next Edition: 2020

Alerts: Receive e-mail updates on this document Manage my alerts

Alert Me
Please confirm you would like to be alerted the next time we post new information about document .
Alerts will be sent to the e-mail address on your user profile:

Thank you for signing up for alerts.

Committee members: Sign-in to view your documents.
Buy This Edition
NFPA 1720:
2014 Edition
Item #: 172014
List: from $36.50
Member: from $32.85

Edition to display:
What is NFPA 1720?
NFPA 1720: Document Scope
1.1* Scope. This standard contains minimum requirements relating to the organization and deployment of fire suppression operations, emergency medical operations, and special operations to the public by volunteer and combination fire departments. 1.1.1* The requirements address functions and outcomes of fire department emergency service delivery, response capabilities, and resources. 1.1.2 This standard also contains minimum requirements for managing resources and systems, such as health and safety, incident management, training, communications, and pre-incident planning. 1.1.3 This standard addresses the strategic and system issues involving the organization, operation, and deployment of a fire department and does not address tactical operations at a specific emergency incident. 1.1.4 This standard does not address fire prevention, community education, fire investigations, support services, personnel management, and budgeting.
This standard specifies requirements for effective and efficient organization and deployment of fire suppression operations, emergency medical operations, and special operations to the public by volunteer and combination fire departments to protect citizens and the occupational safety and health of fire department employees. Official document scope
What does NFPA 1720 address?
Provisions cover functions and objectives of fire department emergency service delivery, response capabilities, and resources, including staffing levels, response times, and levels of service. General criteria for managing resources and systems, such as health and safety, incident management, training, communications, and pre-incident planning are also provided.Table Of Contents.
NFPA 1720, 2014 Edition: Archived Revision Information
First Draft (previously Report on Proposals (ROP))
First Draft Meeting Notices (previously ROP Meeting Notices)
First Draft Meeting Agendas (previously ROP Meeting Agendas)
First Draft Meeting Minutes (previously ROP Meeting Minutes)
First Draft Ballot (previously ROP Ballot)
First Revisions (PDF, 30 KB)
Ballot Circulation (PDF, 115 KB)
Final Results (PDF, 276 KB)
Second Draft (previously Report on Comments (ROC))
Consent Document Notice (PDF, 127 KB)
NFPA 1720 did not receive any comments and the committee determined, through ballot, that no further revisions are necessary. Therefore, NFPA 1720 shall be forwarded directly to the Standards Council for action in accordance with Section 4.7 (see also 4.5.2.5 and 4.4.8.4). Anyone wishing to appeal the issuance of NFPA 1720 can do so by June 14, 2013 to the Secretary, Standards Council.
Motions Committee Report (NITMAM)
Motions Committee Report (NITMAM)
Proposed NFPA documents will be presented for action at the applicable Annual (June) Association Technical Meeting only when proper Amending Motions (Notice of Intent to Make a Motion - NITMAM) have been certified by the Motions Committee of the Standards Council as a proper amending motion. Documents that receive no motions will not be presented at the meeting and instead will be forwarded directly to the NFPA Standards Council for action on issuance. More about the codes and standards making process including NITMAM.
No NITMAMs
Association Technical Meeting
Consent document not presented at Association Technical Meeting. Document issuance: 6/28/2013
Archived revision information
NFPA 1720, 2014 Edition: Archived Revision Information
View archived proposals, comments and other records related to the development of this edition.
Read the archived revision information
View the document online (read only)
Articles and Reports

Find a code or standard

Bottom blue line

Free access     NEC      Sparky the Fire Dog        NFPA Conference & Expo         NFPA Journal         Sprinklers       Wildland fires