NFPA 914: Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures

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2010 NFPA 914
Prior Years Prior Editions of NFPA 914

Maximize fire protection, fire safety, and security in historic buildings with the 2010 NFPA 914.

Protect historic buildings and historic sites--along with everyone who operates, uses, and visits them -- with the latest requirements for fire protection and fire prevention in NFPA 914: Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures. Provisions of this essential document acknowledge the need to preserve the historic character of these unique occupancies while providing the necessary level of life safety and fire protection.

Additions and technical changes provide more comprehensive support.

Apply the 2010 edition to improve or upgrade the fire protection features in a wide range of historic buildings, and address ongoing operations as well as renovation, and restoration projects. Make sure you're up-to-date on important technical changes, including:

  • Survey forms for conducting arson vulnerability assessments
  • Guidance on the implementation of operational controls
  • Provisions for the use of arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) to protect electrical circuits
  • Wildfire protection criteria
  • Criteria for determining contractor qualifications
  • Inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for premises security systems
  • Criteria for special event protection and security
  • New annex containing historic building fire case studies
  • New annex addressing protection of historic districts
  • New annex containing security system provisions

Order your copy of the 2010 NFPA 914 today and equip yourself with the knowledge to confidently evaluate the fire and life safety features of historic buildings, and to develop and implement an effective plan of action. (Softbound, 251 pp., 2010)

NFPA® 914 Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures 2010 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Equivalency
1.5 Enforcement
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Goals and Objectives
4.1 General
4.2 Goals
4.3 Objectives
4.4 Compliance Options
Chapter 5 Reserved
Chapter 6 Security
6.1 General
6.2 Electronic Premises Security Systems
6.3 Construction Areas
6.4 Access Control
Chapter 7 Process
7.1 General
7.2 Process Team
7.3 Assessment
7.4 Options
7.5 Option Appraisal and Selection
7.6 Design Review
7.7 Initial Compliance Audit
7.8 Approval
7.9 Periodic Compliance Audit
Chapter 8 Prescriptive-Based Option
8.1 General
8.2 Compensatory Features
Chapter 9 Performance-Based Option
9.1 General
9.2 Performance Criteria
9.3 Retained Prescriptive Requirements
9.4 Design Specifications and Other Conditions
9.5 Design Fire Scenarios
9.6 Evaluation of Proposed Design
9.7 Safety Factors
9.8 Documentation Requirements
9.9 Records
Chapter 10 Management Operational Systems
10.1 General
10.2 Responsibility/Authority
10.3 Management Plan
10.4 Operational Requirements
10.5 Fire Emergency Response Plan
10.6 Training
10.7 Drills
10.8 Record Keeping
10.9 Periodic Compliance Audit
10.10 Enforcement
10.11 Modification of Plan
10.12 Procedures for Opening and Closing
Chapter 11 Fire Prevention
11.1 General
11.2 Decorations
11.3 Fire Spread Control.
11.4 Housekeeping
11.5 Smoking
11.6 Open Flame Use
11.7 Electrical Systems
11.8 Cabling.
11.9 Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
11.10 Commercial Cooking and Food Service Operations
11.11 Access
11.12 Fire Proofing
11.13 Lightning Protection
11.14 Protection from Wildland Fires
11.15 Water Control
Chapter 12 Additions, Alterations, and Rehabilitation
12.1 General
12.2 Construction Oversight
12.3 Fire Spread Control
12.4 Fire Protection Systems
12.5 Roof Coverings
12.6 Electrical Systems
12.7 Hazardous Areas
12.8 Interior Finishes
12.9 Lightning Protection
12.10 Protection from Wildland Fires
12.11 Water Control
Chapter 13 Fire Precautions During Construction, Repair, and Alterations
13.1 General
13.2 Fire Protection Systems
13.3 Precautions
13.4 Temporary Construction and Equipment
13.5 Construction Processes and Hazards
13.6 Fire Resistive Construction
13.7 Fire Suppression
13.8 Water Supply
13.9 Standpipe Systems
13.10 Automatic Fire Suppression Systems
13.11 Portable Fire Extinguishers
13.12 Emergency Communication
Chapter 14 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
14.1 General
14.2 Responsibility
14.3 Fire Protection Systems
14.4 Impairments to Fire Protection Systems
14.5 Electronic Premises Security Systems.
14.6 Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Cooking Equipment
14.7 Chimneys
14.8 Electrical Systems
14.9 Fire Walls and Fire Barrier Walls
14.10 Fire-Retardant-Treated Materials
14.11 Fire Extinguishers
Chapter 15 Special Events
15.1 General
15.2 Occupant Loading
15.3 Means of Egress.
15.4 Commercial Cooking and Food Service Operations
15.5 Smoking
15.6 Fireworks
15.7 Combustibles
15.8 Electrical Equipment
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Planning and Design Appraisal
Annex C Survey Criteria for an Historic Structure
Annex D Basics of Fire and Fire Protection Systems
Annex E Resources for Protection of Cultural Resource Property Projects
Annex F Examples of Compliance Alternatives
Annex G Performance-Based Fire Safety Code Compliance
Annex H Methods to Determine Untenable Conditions
Annex I Assessment Methods
Annex J Fire Safety Inspection Forms
Annex K Fire System Maintenance Checklists
Annex L Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis and Safety Factors
Annex M Sample Ordinance Adopting NFPA 914
Annex N Secretary of the Interior's Standards
Annex O Guideline on Fire Ratings of Archaic Materials and Assemblies
Annex P BSI Timber Panel Door Standard
Annex Q Protection of Iconic Structures (Reserved)
Annex R NFPA 914 Case Studies
Annex S Protection of Historic Districts.
Annex T Example Code Exceptions for Historic Buildings
Annex U Security Systems
Annex V Informational References