Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: NFPA web site

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Northern Panhandle of WV
    Posts
    68

    Default NFPA web site

    I've never tried looking up a code on the internet. I went to NFPA's site and it says you have to subscribe. It doesn't tell you how much though. Does anyone know how much they charge you to have access to their fire codes? Thanks.


  2. #2
    Forum Member CaptOldTimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 1999
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    7,222

    Exclamation

    You have to become a member of NFPA. It should tell you somewhere was the fee is. I am a member and I think it is like $100 a year to be a member.

  3. #3
    MembersZone Subscriber mtnfireguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Location
    Wyoming
    Posts
    633

    Default

    Here is the link to the ones you can access for free:

    http://www.nfpa.org/Codes/CodesandSt...responders.asp


    To access the remainder, the cost is $580.50 per year for a NFPA member and $645.00 for a non-member
    Buckle Up, Slow Down, Arrive Alive
    "Everybody Goes Home"

    IACOJ 2003

  4. #4
    Forum Member backdraft663's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Cincinnati Ohio Area
    Posts
    865

    Default

    Whats the whole point in being a NFPA member anyways? Is it just to look up regulations and codes, or is there more?

    Thanks
    R. Malott
    Ryan

    I.A.C.O.J. Probie

    You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. -Eleanor Roosevelt

    Lets not forget those lost on 9-11-01

  5. #5
    Forum Member SafetyPro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Posts
    486

    Default

    As a member, you get discount prices on all NFPA products (standards, books, videos, seminars, etc.). You also get to vote on new and updated standards. Many standards committees have certain spots on them available only to members (while some have public members as well).

    You also get a subscription to NFPA Journal and various newsletters, as well as free technical advice from the NFPA staff.

    There's a list of member benefits at Join NFPA.

    As Mtnfireguy said, standards access is above and beyond your membership, and is somewhat expensive. You can either subscribe to online access, get a CD, or get a print version (which takes up about 3-4 feet of bookshelf space). I know in our department, our Fire Marshal has access to all the codes should we need them.

    FYI, I've been a member of NFPA since 1996 and belong to the Fire Service, Industrial Fire Protection , and Building Fire Safety Systems sections and am a Certified Fire Protection Specialist. Aside from the knowledge, my membership's probably paid for itself each year just in discounts on books and such.
    Chris Gaylord
    Emergency Planner / Fire Captain, UC Santa Cruz FD

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Northern Panhandle of WV
    Posts
    68

    Default

    Originally posted by mtnfireguy
    To access the remainder, the cost is $580.50 per year for a NFPA member and $645.00 for a non-member
    $645 a year for a firefighter to be able to look up some codes. That's absurd.

  7. #7
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Flanders, NJ
    Posts
    13,537

    Default

    Originally posted by Jeff16

    $645 a year for a firefighter to be able to look up some codes. That's absurd.
    Pray tell, why is that absurd?

    The NFPA is a private corporation. They are in the business of fire protection the same way you are in the business doing whatever it is that you do. They are not government and they are not a philanthropic organization.

    Among other things, they are a publishing company. They publish books, codes, documents and audio/visual materials on a wide variety of subjects. It is NFPA capital that is invested to complete these projects. They then invest NFPA capital in marketing and selling these products. It is the good ol' free enterprise system at work. And that is the way it should be.

    They are also the single most important, non-governmental, fire protection organization in this country. They have done more to promote fire safety and advance the cause of fire safe buildings, safe fire fighting procedure and fire protection practices than any other corporation bar none.

    BTW, it doesn't cost a FF $645.00 per year to "look up some codes". It costs you nothing. Just go to a local library or a college library or another FD with either a subscription or a purchased set. You can look all you want to your heart's content. BTW, in the past year, how many times have you had the need to "look up some codes"?

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    10

    Unhappy NFPA FACTS INFO

    I am looking for figures on back injuries in 2003 for firefighters nationwide. Do I have to subscribe to find that out if indeed they would have that information?
    [EMAIL=info@rollnrack.com] info@rollnrack.com

  9. #9
    Forum Member DeputyChiefGonzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Somewhere between genius and insanity!
    Posts
    13,582

    Exclamation

    Originally posted by Jeff16

    $645 a year for a firefighter to be able to look up some codes. That's absurd.
    Look at it from a different perspective...

    Ever hear of Lairdsville, New York?

    They did a live fire training exercise using LIVE victims....against the NFPA 1403 standard.

    Two people were maimed for life from burns, and Bradley Golden, a probie with less than 3 weeks on the Lairdsville FD died.


    Now look at the cost of joining NFPA (which the Department should already be a member of) and tell me... was Brad's life worth just a tad more than $645?
    Last edited by CaptainGonzo; 03-25-2004 at 02:36 PM.
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

  10. #10
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    1,954

    Default

    Gotta agree with Mr Wendt, its funny how we pony up and spend big bucks on stuff like a Q for the engine, then buck when we have to pay for the less glamorous stuff like prevention. Notice I said We, im as guilty as most, but im trying.

  11. #11
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Essex Junction, Vt.
    Posts
    148

    Default

    You don't have to subscribe to the whole service. If you know what standard you want, you can just buy that one- might cost you $20-$30, depending on which one it is.
    TW
    Essex Junction Fire Dept.
    Vermont

  12. #12
    Forum Member SafetyPro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Posts
    486

    Default Re: NFPA FACTS INFO

    Originally posted by rollnrack
    I am looking for figures on back injuries in 2003 for firefighters nationwide. Do I have to subscribe to find that out if indeed they would have that information?
    [EMAIL=info@rollnrack.com] info@rollnrack.com
    There's a number of free injury and fatality reports under the "Research and Reports" section of the NFPA website. The direct link is NFPA´s One-Stop Data Shop - Firefighter Fatalities and Injuries

    Not sure if they have the data you're looking for, but its a good place to start. Hope this helps.
    Chris Gaylord
    Emergency Planner / Fire Captain, UC Santa Cruz FD

  13. #13
    Forum Member SafetyPro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Posts
    486

    Default

    Originally posted by TWEJFD
    You don't have to subscribe to the whole service. If you know what standard you want, you can just buy that one- might cost you $20-$30, depending on which one it is.
    I've done that several times when I've needed a specific standard. In some ways, I prefer having an individual standard if it's something I use a lot...easier to find what you're looking for.
    Chris Gaylord
    Emergency Planner / Fire Captain, UC Santa Cruz FD

  14. #14
    Keepin it real Fyrechicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Erial, New Jersey
    Posts
    287

    Default Re: NFPA web site

    Originally posted by Jeff16
    I've never tried looking up a code on the internet. I went to NFPA's site and it says you have to subscribe. It doesn't tell you how much though. Does anyone know how much they charge you to have access to their fire codes? Thanks.

    Go to your town hall,head for the construction office they should have the NFPA Cobe books there. Or maybe ask at your station, I know we have a set here at our station.
    Peace to our fallen brothers...

    9/11/01 NYC WTC

    7/4/02 Gloucester City, NJ

    -=IACOJ=- The proof is in the crust

    ......Work hard, play hard, and always have fun along the way......

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts