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NFPA members and public sector officials may submit a question on an NFPA code or standard

NFPA's Technical Questions Service provides NFPA members and public sector officials/AHJs with one-on-one help with their technical standards questions.* Responses are provided by NFPA staff on an informal basis. The Technical Questions Service supports questions related to: clarification of intent of codes and standards requirements, the technical basis of requirements, application of requirements, and general interpretations. 

Questions can be submitted online, or you can call NFPA at +1 800 344-3555 between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST). Members: Please have your membership number on-hand.

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* 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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