NFPA 1142: Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting

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Sufficient, reliable water supplies are essential for fire protection. Safeguard lives and property by following the latest requirements in 2012 NFPA 1142.

NFPA 1142: Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting identifies minimum standards to assist rural and suburban fire departments in developing sufficient water supplies where no in-ground hydrant system (or an inadequate one) exists. It provides methods for determining water supply requirements based on occupancy and construction classifications. This Standard also provides information regarding apparatus construction for water tankers.

Improve community and fire fighter safety by staying on top of important changes in the 2012 edition such as:

  • New material with guidance on bridge access to water sources
  • Clarification of the working space surrounding dry hydrants
  • Additional Annex material on the function, operation, and use of water eductors and ejectors, which can provide a unique and important means for acquiring water from sources that are difficult to utilize with other methods.

Whether you're an AHJ, planner, developer, or code official, this Standard is a must-have on-the-job resource. (Softbound, 63 pp., 2012)

NFPA® 1142 Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting 2012 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Equivalency
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 Calculating Minimum Water Supplies
4.1 General
4.2 Structures Without Exposure Hazards
4.3 Structures with Exposure Hazards
4.4 Structures with Automatic Sprinkler Protection
4.5 Structures with Other Automatic Fire Suppression Systems
4.6 Water Delivery Rate to the Fire Scene
4.7 Other Uses
Chapter 5 Classification of Occupancy Hazard
5.1 General
5.2 Occupancy Hazard Classification Number
Chapter 6 Classification of Construction
6.1 General
6.2 Construction Classification Number
6.3 Classification of Types of Building Construction
Chapter 7 Water Supply
7.1 Approved Water Supply
7.2 Water Use Agreements
7.3 Identifying Water Sources
7.4 Fire Department Connections
7.5 Access to Water Sources
7.6 Mobile Water Supply Training
7.7 Records
Chapter 8 Dry Hydrants
8.1 General
8.2 Planning and Permits
8.3 Dry Hydrant Design and Location
8.4 Dry Hydrant Locations
8.5 Depth of Water Sources
8.6 Installation Procedure for Dry Hydrant System
8.7 Inspection and Maintenance of Dry Hydrants
8.8 Records for Dry Hydrants
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Water Supply
Annex C Mobile Water Supply Apparatus
Annex D Large-Diameter Hose
Annex E Portable Pumps
Annex F Automatic Sprinkler Protection
Annex G Municipal-Type Water System
Annex H Calculating Minimum Water Supplies
Annex I Dry Hydrant Design
Annex J Informational References