Safeguard vehicle occupants in the event of a fire scenario, using the hazard-based investigating methods in NFPA 556.
NFPA 556: Guide on Methods for Evaluating Fire Hazard to Occupants of Passenger Road Vehicles provides guidance on methods and tools to decrease the fire hazard or fire risk in passenger road vehicles, and to increase the likelihood that occupants will have time to exit or be rescued in case of fire.
Now in its second edition, NFPA 556 gives designers, engineers, first responders, and safety professionals:
- Guidance for a hazard-based assessment for the development of hazardous conditions from fire involving passenger road vehicles
- Tools for determining the appropriate materials and design of components and systems to achieve a desired level of fire safety
- Statistical information on vehicle fires
- Background information on passenger road vehicle fire performance
- Performance-based approaches to evaluating passenger road vehicle fire hazards
- A substantial chapter dedicated to fire scenarios and mitigation strategies
Work with the 2016 edition for the latest definitions and up-to-date references. Chapter 5 adds criteria for a material to be considered noncombustible, which is consistent with language in NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code® and NFPA 5000®: Building Construction and Safety Code®. NFPA 556 benefits everyone with a goal of decreasing the fire hazards on the road, and is essential for everyone concerned with vehicle occupant safety. (Softbound, 45 pp., 2016)