NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session)

NFPA Regulations

Regulations and agenda

Per the Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards (Section 4.5), only Certified Amending Motions (with valid sign-in) and proper Follow-up Motions will be allowed during the NFPA Technical Meeting for standards processed in the Fall and Annual revision cycles.

The agenda for the Technical Meeting will be those standards with Certified Amending Motions as indicated in the Report of the Motions Committee on Certified Amending Motions.

Voting

Per the NFPA Bylaws, only NFPA Members of record 180 days before the opening of any Annual, Regular, Special, or Technical Meeting of the NFPA Membership who have duly registered and paid any registration fees for the meeting shall be entitled to vote at that meeting. Except as may be required by law or as may be provided in a Regulation or Standing Rule promulgated pursuant to Article 8 of these Bylaws, any action of the NFPA Voting Membership shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast at the meeting.

Voting by proxy shall not be permitted, and the vote of each Voting NFPA Member shall be cast by that member individually.

Other resources

  • Technical Meeting Convention Rules (PDF, 83 KB)

 

Upcoming NFPA Conference & Expo dates

  • June 11-14, 2018, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • June 17-20, 2019, Henry B. Gonzàlez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX
  • June 14-17, 2020, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

The NFPA Technical Meeting, also known as "Tech Session", is an important element in the standards development process.  The Tech Session ensures that consensus is achieved on proposed changes to NFPA Standards prior to Standards Council review. During this meeting, supporters and opponents of certified motions voice their opinions and NFPA members are given an opportunity to vote on proposed changes. NFPA Technical Meetings are held annually at the NFPA Conference & Expo.

 

Las Vegas, NV, Annual 2018

The following is the order of NFPA Standards with Certified Amending Motions to be presented for action:

  • NFPA 51B, Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and other Hot Work
  • NFPA 400, Hazardous Materials Code
  • NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations
  • NFPA 289, Standard Method of Fire Test for Individual Fuel Packages
  • NFPA 101A, Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety
  • NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
  • NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler System in One-and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes
  • NFPA 1981, Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Emergency Services
  • NFPA 1001, Standard on Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications
  • NFPA 1730, Standard on Organization and Deployment of Fire Prevention Inspection and Code Enforcement, Plan Review, Investigation, and Public Education Operations
  • NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems
  • NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code

Boston, MA, Annual 2017

 Las Vegas, NV, Annual 2016  

Chicago, IL, Annual 2015

Las Vegas, NV, Annual 2014

Chicago, IL, Annual 2013

Las Vegas, NV, Annual 2012

Boston, Annual 2011

Las Vegas, Annual 2010