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.

Final results


- Floor action on Certified Amending Motions on standards (PDF)

- Read the final floor action results from the Tech Session

The NFPA Technical Meeting took place on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Following are the NFPA Standards that were presented in San Antonio and the action taken:

  • NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
  • NFPA 302, Fire Protection Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft
  • NFPA 654, Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids
  • NFPA 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems
  • NFPA 502, Standard for Road Tunnels, Bridges, and Other Limited Access Highways
  • NFPA 1961, Standard on Fire Hose
  • NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensemble for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity FIr Fighting
  • NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code
  • NFPA 801, Standard for Fire Protection for Facilities Handling Radioactive Materials
  • NFPA 855, Standard for Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems
  • NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®

Consent documents

Where a standard receives no NITMAMs, or received NITMAMs which are not certified as amending motions by the Motions Committee, it is considered a Consent Standard. A Consent Standard is not presented to the NFPA Technical Meeting and is, forwarded directly to the Standards Council for issuance.

The following 16 Consent Standards in the Annual 2019 revision cycle were forwarded to the Standards Council for balloting and were issued on April 28, 2019:

  • 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

Additionally, five other Standards in the Annual 2019 revision cycle were determined to be Consent Standards and were issued on June 10, 2019:

  • NFPA 2, Hydrogen Technologies Code
  • NFPA 78, Guide on Electrical Inspections
  • NFPA 451, Guide for Community Health Care Programs
  • NFPA 1078, Standard for Electrical Inspector Professional Qualifications
  • NFPA 1936, Standard on Powered Rescue Tools