Technical questions


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We've created a more efficient way for members and Public Sector Officials/AHJs to submit questions about codes and standards to NFPA staff. Our Technical Questions Service provides a convenient way to receive timely and consistent technical assistance when you need to know more about NFPA codes and standards relevant to your work. Responses are provided by NFPA staff on an informal basis.

To submit a question by phone:

  • Call +1 800 344-3555, option 3, between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm (EST) Monday through Friday. Please have your NFPA membership number on-hand.

To submit a question online:

  • Visit the relevant document information page by selecting your document from the complete list of NFPA codes and standards. You may also go directly to a document information page by typing "" (ie. in your browser address bar.
  • Select the "Technical Questions" tab on the document information page.

Not an NFPA member? Join NFPA today to get access to technical support and information to help you make the right choices in your on-the-job decisions.

Important Notice:  NFPA’s Technical Questions Service is meant to provide information on and assistance in accessing and understanding NFPA codes and standards. Any opinion expressed, therefore, is the personal opinion of the responder and does not necessarily represent the official position of the NFPA or its Technical Committees. In addition, responses provided are not intended, nor should they be relied upon, to provide professional consultation or services.

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