NFPA 601: Standard for Security Services in Fire Loss Prevention
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What is NFPA 601?
NFPA 601: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This standard shall apply to the selection, requirements, duties, and training of security personnel who will perform fire loss prevention duties. 1.1.2 It shall cover the following three categories of security services: (1) Protection of the property, including times when management is not present (2) Access and egress control into and within the confines of the protected property (3) Carrying out procedures for the orderly conduct of various operations at the property.
This standard helps ensure that security personnel who perform fire loss prevention duties are qualified by defining criteria for the selection, requirements, duties, and training of such individuals. Official document scope
What does NFPA 601 address?
NFPA 601 covers three categories of security services: protection of the property, access and egress control, and carrying out procedures for the orderly conduct of various operations at the property. Subject areas include management responsibilities, security functions and duties, selection and conduct of security officers, training and education, and communications.Table Of Contents.
NFPA 601, 2015 Edition: Archived Revision Information
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NFPA 601 did not receive any comments and the committee determined, through ballot, that no further revisions are necessary. Therefore, NFPA 601 shall be forwarded directly to the Standards Council for action in accordance with Section 4.7 (see also Anyone wishing to appeal the issuance of NFPA 601 can do so by January 4, 2014 to the Secretary, Standards Council.
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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.
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Consent document not presented at Association Technical Meeting. Document issuance: 1/14/2014
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