Wildland Fire Technical Committees
NFPA codes and standards are widely adopted because they are developed using an open, consensus-based process. All NFPA codes and standards are developed and periodically reviewed by approximately 7,000 volunteer committee members with a wide range of professional expertise. An NFPA Technical Committee serves as the principal consensus body responsible for the development and revision of an NFPA document or documents emanating from a Technical Committee project. Technical Committee members do not need to be an active NFPA association member.

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Technical Committee on Forest and Rural Fire Protection 
This Committee has the primary responsibility for documents on fire protection for rural, suburban, forest, grass, brush, and tundra areas. The Committee also has primary responsibility for documents on Class A foam and water enhancing gels, and their utilization for all wildland and structural fire fighting. This excludes fixed fire protection systems. The standards related to this committee are:

Technical Committee on Wildfire Suppression Professional Qualifications 
This Committee has the primary responsibility for documents on professional qualifications for personnel engaged in wildland fire management. The standard related to this committee is:

Technical Committee on Fire Department Apparatus
This Committee has the primary responsibility for documents on the design and performance of fire apparatus for use by the fire service. The standard related to this committee is:

Technical Committee on Wildland Fire Fighting Protective Clothing and Equipment
This Committee has the primary responsibility for documents on protective clothing and protective equipment, except respiratory protective equipment, that provides hand, foot, torso, limb and head protection, as well as interface protection for fire fighters or other emergency services responders during incidents involving wildland fire fighting operations. These operations include the activities of fire suppression and property conservation in forest, brush, grass, ground cover, and other such vegetation that is not within structures but that is involved in fire. Additionally, this Committee has primary responsibility for documents on the selection, care, and maintenance of wildland fire fighting protective clothing and protective equipment by fire and emergency services organizations and personnel. The standard related to this committee is:

Technical Committee on Respiratory Protection Equipment
This Committee has the primary responsibility for documents on respiratory equipment, including breathing air, for fire and emergency services personnel during incidents involving hazardous or oxygen deficient atmospheres. This Committee also has primary responsibility for documents on the selection, care, and maintenance of respiratory protection equipment and systems by fire and emergency services organizations and personnel.

Learn more about NFPA’s codes and standards process, how to access fire service standards online,  how to apply to become a member on a committee, and the best way to access private technical committee information, by visiting NFPA’s website.

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