NFPA 1620: Standard for Pre-Incident Planning
This standard provides criteria for developing pre-incident plans to help responders effectively manage emergencies so as to maximize protection for occupants, responding personnel, property, and the environment.
Please note: This Standard is no longer accepting Public Input due to the Emergency Response and Responder Safety Document Consolidation Plan (consolidation plan) as approved by the NFPA Standards Council. As part of the consolidation plan, this Standard is slipping cycle and being combined into a new consolidated draft, NFPA 1660. To submit a public input on this consolidated draft by the November 13, 2020 deadline, go to NFPA 1660.
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In West's Wake
As federal regulatory agencies try to figure out what went wrong at the West Fertilizer facility last April, resulting in a massive explosion that decimated a small town, Texas State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy is on a mission to spread the word about chemical storage safety.
NFPA Journal - US Firefighter Injuries in 2013, November December 2014
NFPA Journal publishes NFPA’s Fire Analysis and Research Division’s report on U.S. Firefighter Injuries in 2013. It found that about 66,000 firefighters were injured in the line of duty in 2013, the fewest since NFPA began keeping statistics on injuries in 1981
In A Flash - NFPA Journal
The Chemical Safety Board weighs in on the West Fertilizer facility disaster in Texas; the ABCs of Intermediate Bulk Container safety; and NFPA bids farewell to statistics guru John Hall.
NFPA Journal - After the marathon bombing, May June 2017
How Boston adapted its approach to emergency management and planning since the 2013 marathon bombings—and what other communities can learn from it.
The Problem With Big
As storage occupancies get bigger, they create new challenges for the fire service. Now experts are rethinking how to protect those buildings in the event of fire - and how to minimize firefighter risk.
NFPA Journal - In a Flash, Contruction Ablaze, January February 2015
NFPA Journal’s In a Flash section looks at the recent uptick in huge fires at residential complexes under construction and the efforts currently underway to combat the problem, including an effort by the American Wood Council.