NFPA Codes

Complying with NFPA Codes – Fire Protection in Ohio

Based on our diverse customers and experiences, we are experienced with many NFPA codes and standards. We are proud members of NFPA and have access to their codes and standards.

But what is the NFPA anyway?

Established in 1896, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) is an international nonprofit. The NFPA is the leading global advocate for the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The organization’s stated mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. The NFPA provides and advocates codes and standards. The NFPA also coordinates research, ongoing training, and education throughout the world.
 The NFPA is an absolute authority on public safety. The membership role of the NFPA is more than 70,000 from nearly 100 nations.

NFPA Codes and Standards

The NFPA develops codes, standards, and criteria intending to minimize the effects and risk of fire. These codes are sited in Ohio, across the United States and around the world. The NFPA manages over 200 standard development volunteer committees. These volunteers vote on proposals and revisions to existing codes in a fully accredited and open process.

Find a complete list of NFPA codes here.

Ohio Jurisdictions and Adoption of NFPA Standards

Various Jurisdictions in Ohio, whether it be State, County, Local, or even Corporate requirements, often lean on and borrow the complete list of NFPA standards and codes, or, occasionally, a subset of the codes.  Compliance with such standards is often mandatory, and, occasionally, can catch a business owner by surprise. At KLR, an Ohio-based Fire Safety Compliance Company, we help companies in Northeast Ohio with compliance.  We are familiar with many NFPA codes, including, but not limited to, the list below:

NFPA 1 Fire Code
NFPA 3 Recommended Practice on Commissioning and Integrated Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
NFPA 4 Standard for Integrated Testing of fire Protection Systems
NFPA 10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers
NFPA 11 Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam
NFPA 11A Standard for Medium- and High-Expansion Foam Systems
NFPA 11C Standard for Mobile Foam Apparatus
NFPA 12 Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems
NFPA 12A Standard on Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems
NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
NFPA 13D Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes
NFPA 13E Recommended Practice for Fire Department Operations in Properties Protected by Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems
NFPA 13R Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height
NFPA 14 Standard for the Installation of Standpipes and Hose Systems
NFPA 15 Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection
NFPA 16 Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems
NFPA 17 Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems
NFPA 17A Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems
NFPA 18 Standard on Wetting Agents
NFPA 18A Standard on Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation
NFPA 20 Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection
NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
NFPA 70 National Electrical Code®
NFPA 70A National Electrical Code® Requirements for One- and Two-Family Dwellings
NFPA 70B Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance
NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®
NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
NFPA 76 Standard for the Fire Protection of Telecommunications Facilities
NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives
NFPA 80A Recommended Practice for Protection of Buildings from Exterior Fire Exposures
NFPA 92 Standard for Smoke Control Systems
NFPA 92A Standard for Smoke-Control Systems Utilizing Barriers and Pressure Differences
NFPA 92B Standard for Smoke Management Systems in Malls, Atria, and Large Spaces
NFPA 96 Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations
NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code
NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®
NFPA 101A Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety
NFPA 101B Code for Means of Egress for Buildings and Structures
NFPA 230 Standard for the Fire Protection of Storage
NFPA 231 Standard for General Storage
NFPA 231C Standard for Rack Storage of Materials
NFPA 291 Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants
NFPA 297 Guide on Principles and Practices for Communications Systems