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What is the NFPA Codes Handbook?

The NFPA codes handbook is a sure-fire way of gaining access to current NFPA standards and will help you achieve outcomes in an inspection. Like any handbook, it contains facts, examples, checklists for you to run through, and sample forms for you and your team, giving you the best understanding possible of all NFPA code requirements and how to comply with them properly.

There are several choices when it comes to choosing a helpful NFPA resource. There are codes and standards, which are a set of rules to follow, and highlight key points to those rules, but do not go in-depth as to why, nor how to apply them. If you get an NFPA code handbook, however, you have access to the full-text version of those rules, making this a great reference book to look back on at any time. The NFPA has published over 300 fire codes, and unless you have an amazing memory, you are going to want a great reference tool, which the NFPA codes handbook gives you.

How To Get Access To the NFPA Codes Handbook

The NFPA is available to anyone and is free to use, just head over to NFPA Handbooks and under Codes & Standards, click on Handbooks. There are handbooks for every type of industry you can service, so you’ll be prepared for any type of inspection. Here’s a list of the handbooks on their site:

  • NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) Handbook
  • NFPA 70E, Handbook for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
  • Fire Protection Handbook, 20th Edition
  • NFPA 101: Life Safety Code Handbook
  • NFPA 13, Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook
  • NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook
  • NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code Handbook
  • NFPA 101: Life Safety Code Handbook, 2012 Edition
  • NFPA 30 and NFPA 30A: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code Handbook
  • NFPA 13D and NFPA 13R: Automatic Sprinkler Systems for Residential Occupancies Handbook
  • Stationary Fire Pumps and Standpipe Systems Handbook
  • NFPA 54: National Fuel Gas Code Handbook
  • NFPA 58, LP-Gas Code Handbook
  • NFPA 25, ITM of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Handbook
  • NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code Handbook, 2012 Edition
  • Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Handbook
  • NFPA 1: Fire Code Handbook
  • NFPA 79, Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery PDF Handbook
  • NFPA 110, Emergency and Standby Power Systems PDF Handbook
  • NFPA 96, Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations PDF Handbook
  • Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Installation Handbook, 2012 Edition
  • NFPA 1600 Handbook, Emergency Management, and Continuity Programs, 2016 Edition
  • NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives PDF Handbook
  • NFPA 780: Installation of Lightning Protection Systems PDF Handbook
  • Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Handbook, 2018 Edition
  • NFPA 45, Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals PDF Handbook, 2015 Edition
  • NFPA 24, Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances PDF Handbook
  • NFPA 3 and NFPA 4: Commissioning and Integrated System Testing Handbook
  • NFPA 92: Standard for Smoke Control Systems PDF Handbook, 2012 Edition
  • NFPA 1911: Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, and Retirement of In-Service Emergency Vehicles PDF Handbook
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