2018 NFPA 1144 Standard - Current Edition

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    Reduce the likelihood of structure ignition during a wildfire event. Apply rules for hazard assessment, building design, and fuel modification in the 2018 edition of 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.

    The 2018 edition of NFPA 1144:

    • Clarifies numerous important definitions, including defensible space, ignition-resistant material, wildland/urban interface, and intermix
    • Adds hydrants, cisterns, and water sources to the map elements
    • Incorporates an evaluation of the site for conflagration hazards into the structural assessment
    • Revises requirements for construction design and materials of the structure and components supported by ASTM testing standards and specific compliance elements found in Chapter 5. These include roof design and materials; vents for attics, subfloors, and walls; all projections including balconies, carports, decks, patio covers; enclosed roofs and floors; exterior vertical walls; and exterior openings

    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. When used as part of a cooperative approach among key disciplines, the Standard provides guidance in the design and development of Firewise Communities in or near wildland fire-prone areas. Landscapers, commercial property owners, and homeowners can also use this document to reduce the likelihood of structure ignition during a wildfire event. (Softbound, 40 pp., 2018)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2018 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1144 Standard for Reducing Structure Ignition Hazards from Wildland Fire, 2018 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
  • Prior Editions

    2013 Edition

    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)

     

    Interested in other editions of NFPA 1144? Use the drop down menu above to select the edition year you need.

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