NFPA now selling codes and standards editions prior to 1997 online

Published on April 23, 2009
April 23, 2009 — As of April 9, 2009, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has made nearly 3,000 codes and standards, with editions for years prior to 1997, available for purchase though the NFPA online catalog

The documents are available in PDF format and date back as early as the 1800s. By making these codes and standards available through NFPA’s online catalog, customers have one central location to purchase any code or standard.

For a complete list of pre-1997 codes and standards, customers can visit

For additional information or other questions regarding purchasing or downloading the documents, NFPA Customer Service is available at 1-800-344-3555 or

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