Technical Meeting

The NFPA Technical Meeting, also known as "Tech Session," is an important element in the standards development process, ensuring 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 qualified NFPA members vote on proposed changes.

This year’s Technical Meeting is tentatively scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, with breaks as required. We look forward to seeing you there.

Under the NFPA rules, only Certified Amending Motions (with valid sign-in) and proper follow-up motions will be allowed for NFPA Standards processed in the Fall 2018 and Annual 2019 revision cycles. The Agenda for the meeting will be those Standards with Certified Amending Motions as indicated in the Reports of the Motions Committee on Certified Amending Motions listed below:


- The Report of the Motions Committee (PDF) on Certified Amending Motions for the Fall 2018 revision cycle (posted October 12, 2018).

- The Report of the Motions Committee (PDF) on Certified Amending Motions for the Annual 2019 revision cycle (posted March 27, 2019).

- A third Report of the Motions Committee will be posted on May 17, 2019 for the following documents with separate NITMAM closing dates: NFPA 2, NFPA 25, NFPA 70, NFPA 78, NFPA 451, NFPA 855, NFPA 1078, NFPA 1851, and NFPA 1936.

Please note: The Technical Meeting agenda which incorporates the Fall 2018 and the two Annual 2019 Motions Committee Reports will be posted at a later date. The agenda will include the order in which the Standards will be presented.

Fall 2018 revision cycle

The following standard was processed in the Fall 2018 revision cycle and has certified amending motions eligible for presentation and action at the 2019 NFPA Technical Meeting:

  • NFPA 801, Standard for Fire Protection for Facilities Handling Radioactive Materials

Annual 2019 revision cycle

The following six standards were processed in the Annual 2019 revision cycle and have Certified Amending Motions eligible for presentation and action at the 2019 NFPA Technical Meeting:

  • NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code
  • NFPA 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems
  • NFPA 302, Fire Protection Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft
  • NFPA 502, Standard for Road Tunnels, Bridges, and Other Limited Access Highways
  • NFPA 654, Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids
  • NFPA 1961, Standard on Fire Hose

The following additional 15 Standards in the Annual 2019 revision cycle have been determined by the Motions Committee to be Consent Standards and shall be forwarded to the Standards Council for balloting. The final date to file an appeal on these Consent Standards is April 18.

  • NFPA 55, Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code
  • NFPA 405, Standard for the Recurring Proficiency of Airport Fire Fighters
  • NFPA 412, Standard for Evaluating Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Foam Equipment
  • NFPA 414, Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Vehicles
  • NFPA 556, Guide on Methods for Evaluating Fire Hazard to Occupants of Passenger Road Vehicles
  • NFPA 557, Standard for Determination of Fire Loads for Use in Structural Fire Protection Design
  • NFPA 780, Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems
  • NFPA 820, Standard for Fire Protection in Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities
  • NFPA 1082, Standard for Facilities Safety Director Professional Qualifications
  • NFPA 1300, Standard on Community Risk Assessment and Community Risk Reduction Plan Development
  • NFPA 1452, Guide for Training Fire Service Personnel to Conduct Community Risk Reduction
  • NFPA 1710, Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments
  • NFPA 1720, Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations and Special Operations to the Public by Volunteer Fire Departments
  • NFPA 1936, Standard on Powered Rescue Tools
  • NFPA 1961, Standard on Fire Hose
  • NFPA 2113, Standard on Selection, Care, Use, and Maintenance of Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire

The following documents have modified/custom schedules and therefore, have later NITMAM closing dates. The posting of the Report of the Motions Committee for any of these documents with Certified Amending Motions will be May 17:

  • NFPA 2, Hydrogen Technologies Code
  • NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
  • NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®
  • NFPA 78, Guide on Electrical Inspections
  • NFPA 451, Guide for Community Health Care Programs
  • NFPA 855, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems
  • NFPA 1078, Standard for Electrical Inspector Professional Qualifications
  • NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting
  • NFPA 1936, Standard on Powered Rescue Tools

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.