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    Default Purchasing NFPA Standards....

    My department has decided it would be a wise idea to re-familiarize ourselves with the NFPA guidelines. However, a trip to the NFPA website left me overwhelmed with the sheer amount of documents and publications available.

    I purchased NFPA 1720, but same doesn't appear to be enough.
    My company doesn't have the $$$ to purchase the $2k full edition, so I was wondering if there is a general consensus as to which standards are 'essential' or where we should start.

    My department is 100% volunteer and we do not run EMT calls.
    Approximately 300 runs per year.
    Population of about 10k with about 40% of our residents in densely populated multi-family dwellings mixed in with a good amount of commercial structures.
    (1 full size Mall, 3 strip malls, Multiplex Cinema)
    The remainder of our response area is quite rural.
    We run 2 Engines and 1 Truck and have MA agreements with all of our neighboring companies.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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    Have you checked your local library? or a college library near by?

    We went to my local library, in a much smaller town than what yours sounds, and talked with them a little bit. They asked what they could get for us and this was one of our requests.
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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    For $695.00 you can order the entire collection on cd-rom or get online access for $645.00.

    If you're just going for a one-time purchase, then I would recommend the cd-rom. It would probably be cheaper in the long run.

    But if you really want to piece together a collection:

    NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code
    NFPA 291 - Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants
    NFPA 471 - Recommended Practice for
    Responding to Hazardous Materials Incidents
    NFPA 472 - Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents
    NFPA 1001 - Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications
    NFPA 1002 - Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications
    NFPA 1006 - Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications
    NFPA 1021 - Fire Officer Professional Qualifications
    NFPA 1250 - Recommended Practice in Emergency Service Organization Risk Management
    NFPA 1401 - Recommended Practice for Fire Service Training Reports and Records
    NFPA 1403 - Live Fire Training Evolutions
    NFPA 1404 - Fire Service Respiratory Protection Training
    NFPA 1410 - Training for Initial Emergency Scene Operations
    NFPA 1451 - Fire Service Vehicle Operations Training Program
    NFPA 1452 - Training Fire Service Personnel to Conduct Dwelling Fire Safety Surveys
    NFPA 1500 - Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program
    NFPA 1521 - Fire Department Safety Officer
    NFPA 1561 - Emergency Services Incident Management System
    NFPA 1584 - Rehabilitation of Members Operating at Incident Scene Operations and Training Exercises
    NFPA 1620 - Pre-Incident Planning
    NFPA 1670 - Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents
    NFPA 1720 - Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Volunteer Fire Departments
    NFPA 1851 - Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Structural Fire Fighting Protective Ensembles
    NFPA 1852 - Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
    NFPA 1901 - Automotive Fire Apparatus
    NFPA 1911 - Service Tests of Fire Pump Systems on Fire Apparatus
    NFPA 1915 - Fire Apparatus Preventive Maintenance Program
    NFPA 1932 - Use, Maintenance, and Service Testing of Fire Department Ground Ladders
    NFPA 1962 - Inspection, Care, and Use of Fire Hose, Couplings, and Nozzles and the Service Testing of Fire Hose
    NFPA 1971 - Protective Ensemble for Structural Fire Fighting
    NFPA 1981 - Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Fire and Emergency Services
    NFPA 1982 - Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS)

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    NFPA 471
    NFPA 472
    NFPA 1403
    Are available for free viewing at the NFPA website. Don't buy them when you can look at them for free.
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