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Requests are forwarded to the NFPA Standards Council for a preliminary review. If deemed appropriate, the Council directs that a notice be published in NFPA News. This notice asks for information or resources on the subject matter, the names of those interested in participating on the Committee (if established), the names of other organizations actively involved with this subject, and whether there is a need for such a project. The Standards Council then reviews the proposed project/document and any public comments generated by the notice. If the Standards Council does determine the need for the proposed project it either assigns the project to an existing Technical Committee or establishes a new committee.

Comment on a new project
Anyone interested in commenting on a new project is invited to do so in writing. Please include information on resources on the subject matter, the names of those interested in participating on the Committee (if established), the names of other organizations actively involved with this subject, and whether there is a need for such a project.

E-mail your comments, or mail to: Codes and Standards Administration, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471

 The NFPA Standards Council considered and reviewed the following new projects and new committees and is seeking public review and comment by June 15, 2015:

The following new committees/documents were approved by the Standards Council at its April 2015 meeting:

  • Facilities for fire training and associated props
    The Council voted to approve the request of the Technical Committee on Fire Service Training to create a new Technical Committee on Facilities for Fire Training and Associated Props and to transfer the responsibility for NFPA 1402, Guide to Building Fire Service Training Centers to this new Technical Committee.  The Council directed that a call for members interested in serving on the proposed new Technical Committee be published.  Staff will return to the Council with a proposed startup roster and recommendation for a Technical Committee Chair.  The Council also approved the Technical Committee title and scope as follows:
APPROVED COMMITTEE TITLE: Facilities for Fire Training and Associated Props
APPROVED COMMITTEE SCOPE:  This committee shall have primary responsibility for the design, construction, and maintenance of facilities for fire training and for fire training props.  Responsibilities of the committee include standards relating to gas-fire props; training structures, props, and simulators used for live fire training, rescue training and related tactical and skill training exercises.

Please select the link below to apply online to the applicable new committee. You will be asked to sign-in or create a free online account with NFPA before using this system: 
  • Fire-based community healthcare provider (FBCHP) program
    The Council approved the request of Lori-Moore Merrell of IAFF that NFPA establish a new document on fire-based community healthcare provider (FBCHP) program.  This new document will be assigned to the Emergency Medical Services Technical Committee.  Once the Technical Committee has developed and balloted a draft document (see Regs 4.3.1.1), the Committees can then make a request to the Council to enter an appropriate revision cycle.
  • Hybrid, gas, and fire water droplet systems
    At the October 2014 Meeting, the Council voted to approve the development of a new committee and new document on Hybrid (Water and Inert Gas) Fire Extinguishing Systems.  The Council directed that a call for members interested in serving on the proposed new Technical Committee be published.  NFPA Staff was directed to return to the Council with a proposed startup roster and a proposed committee scope.   

    At the April 2015 Meeting, the Council voted to approve the proposed scope for the Technical Committee on Hybrid (Water and Inert Gas) Fire Extinguishing Systems as follows:

  • APPROVED COMMITTEE SCOPE:  This committee shall have primary responsibility for documents covering the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of hybrid (water and inert gas) fire extinguishing systems that use a combination of atomized water and inert gas to extinguish fire.  This scope does not include systems that use only inert gas or only atomized water (water mist) to achieve extinguishment.  It also does not include twin fluid water mist systems that use inert gas to propel and/or atomize water mist droplets without generating a significant inert gas concentration in the protected space.
    Once the Technical Committee has developed and balloted a draft document (see Regs 4.3.1.1), the Technical Committee can then make a request to the Council to enter an appropriate revision cycle.
  • Professional practices for facility fire safety planning and fire safety directors
    At the March 2014 Council meeting, the Council considered the request of the Technical Committee on Loss Prevention Procedures and Practices (TC) that NFPA establish a standard for professional practices for facility fire safety planning and fire safety directors.  After review of all the material before it, the Council voted to publish a notice to solicit comments of need for the project, its intended scope and breadth, information on resources on the subject matter, those interested in participating, and other organizations actively involved with the subject.Council received a number of comments of interest in the development of this project.  After review of all of the material before them, the Council voted to establish a task group, which will be chaired by Standards Council Member, Michael Snyder.  This Task Group has been charged with developing a scope, a clear determination as to who should be charged with new project, if developed, and what direction should the project cover: industrial facility safety planning or high rise building safety.

    At the April 2015 Council meeting, the Council heard a report from Task Group Chair Michael Snyder on the development of national standards relating to facility emergency action plans and building fire and life safety Directors.  After a review of all the material before them, the Council voted to approve the development of a new project on the duties, roles, and competencies of building, fire and life safety directors.  The Council directed that a call for members interested in serving on the proposed new Technical Committee be published. NFPA Staff will return to the Council with a proposed start-up roster and a proposed Technical Committee scope.
Please select the link below to apply online to the applicable new committee. You will be asked to sign-in or create a free online account with NFPA before using this system: 
  • Selection, care, and maintenance (SCAM) of rescue tools
    The Council approved the request of Glen Mate, Chair of the Technical Committee on Fire Department Rescue Tools, to establish a new document on the selection, care and maintenance (SCAM) of rescue tools. Once the Technical Committee has developed and balloted a draft document (see Regs 4.3.1.1), the Technical Committee can then make a request to the Council to enter an appropriate revision cycle.
  • Selection, care, and maintenance of tactical operations video equipment
    The Council voted to approve the request of the IAB/HDSSC to develop a new project on the selection, care, and maintenance of tactical operations video equipment.  NFPA and UL have agreed to partner to create standards relating to tactical video cameras and equipment. The Council directed that a call for members interested in serving on the proposed new Technical Committee be published.  Staff will return to the Council with a proposed startup roster and recommendation for a Technical Committee Chair.  The Council also approved the Technical Committee scope as follows:

     

    APPROVED COMMITTEE SCOPE:  This Committee shall have primary responsibility for documents on the selection, care, and maintenance of tactical video equipment and body worn cameras used by emergency services personnel, including law enforcement, military, corrections and homeland security for surveillance, tactical information and operational intelligence. 

    Once the Technical Committee has developed and balloted a draft document (see Regs 4.3.1.1), the Technical Committee can then make a request to the Council to enter an appropriate revision cycle.

    Please select the link below to apply online to the applicable new committee. You will be asked to sign-in or create a free online account with NFPA before using this system: 

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