NFPA 1250: Recommended Practice in Fire and Emergency Services Organization Risk Management

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Apply the latest rules in NFPA 1250 to reduce risks on the job.

This updated edition of NFPA 1250: Recommended Practice in Fire and Emergency Services Organization Risk Management establishes minimum criteria to develop, implement, or evaluate an emergency services organization risk management program for effective risk identification, control, and financing.

Guidance in NFPA 1250:

  • Covers both internal and external risk management
  • May be used in conjunction with a municipality's overall risk management program
  • Meets the intent of Chapter 2 of NFPA 1500:: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program

Changes for the 2015 edition:

  • Presumptive exposure, financial, disability, and medical considerations have been added to the Risk Assessment Plan.
  • New Annex D addresses Risk Management Plan Factors.

This important document offers users and enforcers alike the latest critical information needed to develop a plan to reduce risks to individuals, the emergency services, and the jurisdiction. (Softbound, 25 pp., 2015)

NFPA® 1250 Recommended Practice in Fire and Emergency Service Organization Risk Management 2015 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications. (Reserved)
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Recommendations Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Risk Management as a Function of Management
4.1 Concept of Risk
4.2 Policy
4.3 The Function of Risk Management
4.4 Risk Management Coordinator
4.5 The Risk Management Plan
4.6 Approval and Coordination
4.7 Governance and Administration
4.8 The Risk Management Process
Chapter 5 Identifying and Analyzing Risk Exposures
5.1 Risk Assessment
5.2 Risk Identification
5.3 Risk Analysis
5.4 Establishing Priorities
Chapter 6 Formulating Risk Management Solutions
6.1 Risk Management Solutions
6.2 Risk Control
6.3 Risk Financing
6.4 Managing Risk Through Claim Management
Chapter 7 Selecting Risk Management Solutions
7.1 Risk Management Solutions
7.2 Forecast
Chapter 8 Implementing Risk Management Solutions
8.1 Implementation Plan
8.2 Implementation
Chapter 9 Monitoring the Risk Management Program
9.1 Monitoring Program Effectiveness
9.2 Methods of Monitoring
9.3 Frequency of Monitoring
9.4 Roles and Responsibilities
9.5 Continual Feedback and Action
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Risk Control
Annex C Insurance Checklists
Annex D Risk Management Plan Factors
Annex E Informational References