Changes to NFPA 101 and NFPA 99

NFPA's Jonathan Hart provides an overview of the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99. This preview video is excerpted from an NFPA webinar that was presented on May 18, 2016. Watch the full, hour-long video on NFPA Xchange.

Issues covered in this presentation include:

  • NFPA 101® (2012 Edition): Suite Provisions, Corridor Clutter, Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Dispensers, Chapter 43 – Building Rehabilitation, Sprinklers in existing high-rise buildings, Sprinkler System Impairments/Shutdown and Cooking Facilities
  • NFPA 99 (2012 Edition):  Complete re-write and re-organization, Risk Based Approach, Wet Procedure Locations, Smoke venting from Operating Rooms, Cylinder Storage Requirements and Power strips

Changes to the codes

As part of the final rule for CMS adoption of the 2012 editions of NFPA 99 and 101, it was specified that all Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) issued from August 11, 2011 and prior to April 16, 2014, were being incorporated as part of the rule. These TIAs change the language of the code originally accepted and published in-between cycles. Users should make sure that they are aware of these changes to the code that may not be in their printed copies. The following lists include those specific TIAs listed in the final rule.

NFPA 101
(i) TIA 12-1 (Table
(ii) TIA 12-2 ( – (12), – (13), related 18.3.4 and 19.3.4)
(iii) TIA 12-3 (Table
(iv) TIA 12-4 (


(i) TIA 12-2 (Chapter 9)
(ii) TIA 12-3 ( through
(iii) TIA 12-4 (,, and
(iv) TIA 12-5 (
(v) TIA 12-6 (