Guidance Document for Incorporating Resiliency Concepts into NFPA Codes and Standards

Fire Protection Research Foundation report: "Guidance Document for Incorporating Resiliency Concepts into NFPA Codes and Standards(PDF, 2 MB)
Author: Performance Design Technologies, Inc.
Date of issue: December 2015


NFPA’s codes and standards address the full spectrum of preparedness, from built-in resiliency in structures and systems, to emergency planning and response. In an effort to assess and further define NFPA’s position in the realm of resiliency, the Foundation published a report entitled Disaster Resiliency and NFPA Codes and Standards with the purpose to identify those provisions in NFPA codes and standards that embody the concepts of resiliency. Additionally, the project developed an NFPA-centric definition of resiliency and compiled available information to serve as a technical reference for the codes and standards, identifying key gaps in knowledge. Included in the recommendations of the report for future work on resiliency was the development of a guidance document on the incorporation of resiliency concepts into NFPA codes and standards. The guide’s scope addresses the contextual definition of resilience, explains the existing resiliency frameworks developed by Federal Agencies, and emphasizes the risk informed approach to applying resiliency concepts to NFPA documents.