Technical Meeting

As we continue through unprecedented times with many countries worldwide grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, and as previously announced, the Technical Meeting will be held in an electronic format this year. The NFPA Board of Directors has suspended the NFPA Technical Meeting Convention Rules (“Convention Rules”) and approved “Temporary NFPA Technical Meeting Convention Rules for 2020” (also referred to as the “Temporary 2020 Rules”), which will apply only for the 2020 Technical Meeting. The Temporary 2020 Rules are available below for review. For more details and information about the Technical Meeting, click on “Get more details” immediately below.





Annual 2020 Revision Cycle






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The 2020 Report of the Motions Committee and Agenda reflects actions taken by the Committee on April 30 and addresses two Fall 2019 and eight Annual 2020 Standards with Certified Amending Motions:

  • NFPA 1, Fire Code
  • NFPA 4, Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing
  • NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code
  • NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code
  • NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®
  • NFPA 790, Standard for Competency of Third-Party Field Evaluation Bodies
  • NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications
  • NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health and Wellness Program
  • NFPA 1700, Guide for Structural Fire Fighting
  • NFPA 5000®, Building Construction and Safety Code®






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Of the NITMAMs received on the Annual 2020 Revision Cycle Standards, 23 NITMAMs were approved on April 30th as withdrawn by the Motions Committee (related to nine Standards) and will be balloted by the Standards Council as Consent Standards:

  • NFPA 17, Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems
  • NFPA 30A, Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages
  • NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®
  • NFPA 90A, Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems
  • NFPA 220, Standard on Types of Building Construction
  • NFPA 1194, Standard for Recreational Vehicle Parks and Campgrounds

Note: NFPA 99, NFPA 101®, and NFPA 5000® had Certified Amending Motions for consideration during the 2020 Technical Meeting as of the Motions Committee’s actions on April 30. However, on May 18, the Motions Committee approved the subsequent request for withdrawal of the only CAM for NFPA 5000® (namely, CAM 5000-8); therefore NFPA 5000® will be balloted by the Standards Council as a Consent Standard.

The following Annual 2020 Standards did not receive NITMAMs and have been issued as Consent Standards:

  • NFPA 3, Standard for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
  • NFPA 17A, Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems
  • NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code
  • NFPA 59, Utility LP-Gas Plant Code
  • NFPA 90B, Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems
  • NFPA 96, Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations
  • NFPA 99B, Standard for Hypobaric Facilities
  • NFPA 160, Standard for the Use of Flame Effects Before an Audience
  • NFPA 221, Standard for High Challenge Fire Walls, Fire Walls, and Fire Barrier Walls
  • NFPA 303, Fire Protection Standard for Marinas and Boatyards
  • NFPA 312, Standard for Fire Protection of Vessels During Construction, Conversion, Repair, and Lay-Up
  • NFPA 496, Standard for Purged and Pressurized Enclosures for Electrical Equipment
  • NFPA 497, Recommended Practice for the Classification of Flammable Liquids, Gases, or Vapors and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas
  • NFPA 499, Recommended Practice for the Classification of Combustible Dusts and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas
  • NFPA 703, Standard for Fire Retardant—Treated Wood and Fire–Retardant Coatings for Building Materials
  • NFPA 770, Standard on Hybrid (Water and Inert Gas) Fire Extinguishing Systems
  • NFPA 791, Recommended Practice and Procedures for Unlabeled Electrical Equipment Evaluation
  • NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations
  • NFPA 1192, Standard on Recreational Vehicles
  • NFPA 1801, Standard on Thermal Imagers for the Fire Service
  • NFPA 1952, Standard on Surface Water Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment
  • NFPA 1953, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Contaminated Water Diving
  • NFPA 3000™ (PS), Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program


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