NFPA 1144: Standard for Reducing Structure Ignition Hazards from Wildland Fire

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  • Description

    Reduce death and destruction from wildfire. Use rules for hazard assessment, building design, and fuel modification in the 2013 NFPA 1144.

    Essential for community preparedness and protection, NFPA 1144: Reducing Structure Ignitions from Wildland Fire provides a methodology for assessing wildland fire ignition hazards around existing structures and provides requirements for new construction to reduce the potential of structure ignition from wildland fires.

    Revised to incorporate the latest industry data from the USDA Forest Service, NIST, and other authorities, the Standard's updated provisions cover design, construction and landscaping elements for structures in the wildland/urban interface.

    Update your knowledge of important changes in the 2013 NFPA 1144, including:

    • Additional clarification for the definitions of combustible, noncombustible, and ignition-resistant material
    • New requirements for the maintenance and use of noncombustible roof gutters, down spouts, and connections
    • Protect the lives of both residents and fire fighters and reduce property damage when wildfires strike.

    NFPA 1144 presents basic criteria for fire agencies, land use planners, architects, developers, and local government for planning development in areas that might be threatened by wildfire. This Standard, when used as part of a cooperative approach among key disciplines, will provide guidance in the design and development of Firewise Communities in or near wildland fire-prone areas. Landscapers, commercial property owners, and home owners can also used this document to reduce the likelihood of structure ignition during a wildfire event. (Softbound, 30 pp., 2013)

  • Standard Table of Contents

    NFPA® 1144 Standard for Reducing Structure Ignition Hazards from Wildland Fire 2013 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 Assessing Wildland Fire Hazards in the Structure Ignition Zone
    4.1 General
    4.2 Structure Assessment Elements and Conditions
    4.3 Development of Wildland Fire Hazard Mitigation Plan
    4.4 Mitigation Implementation and Enforcement
    Chapter 5 Building Design, Location, and Construction
    5.1 Construction in Wildland Areas
    5.2 Construction Design and Materials.
    5.3 Roof Design and Materials
    5.4 Overhanging Projections
    5.5 Overhanging Buildings
    5.6 Exterior Vertical Walls
    5.7 Exterior Openings
    5.8 Chimneys and Flues
    5.9 Accessory Structure(s)
    5.10 Mobile and Manufactured Homes
    5.11 Vehicle Parking Areas
    5.12 Exterior Exposure Hazards
    Chapter 6 Fuel Modification Area
    6.1 General
    6.2 Fuels Modification and Treatment
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Fuel Model Classifications
    Annex C Type IV (2HH) Construction
    Annex D Informational References