2017 NFPA 1124 Code - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Renamed and approved as an American National Standard, NFPA 1124: Code for the Manufacture, Transportation, and Storage of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles has vital requirements for fireworks manufacturing and transportation safety.

    The 2017 edition of NFPA 1124 establishes fire and life safety requirements for the manufacture, transportation, and storage of fireworks, pyrotechnic articles, and any components containing pyrotechnic or explosive compositions.

    Major changes to the Code's scope are based on a landmark decision by the NFPA® Standards Council.

    This edition of NFPA 1124 does not apply to the retail sales, associated storage, or the use of consumer fireworks by the general public. Related requirements have been removed, and the consumer fireworks storage requirements in manufacturing facilities have been relocated to Chapter 5: Storage.

    NFPA 1124 offers critical requirements for fireworks manufacturing operations including:

    • Record keeping
    • Site security
    • Construction
    • Fire and explosion prevention
    • Emergency plans
    • Testing

    The Code is essential for architects, manufacturers, transportation authorities, AHJs, and anyone responsible for fire and explosion safety around fireworks and pyrotechnics. (Print, 52 pp., 2017)


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  • Table of Contents (2017 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1124 Code for the Manufacture, Transportation, and Storage of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles, 2017 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Retroactivity.
    1.5 Equivalency.
    1.6 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 Manufacturing Operations
    4.1 Applicability.
    4.2 Permit Requirements.
    4.3 Recordkeeping and Reporting.
    4.4 Site Security.
    4.5 Construction.
    4.6 Separation Distances and Quantity Tables.
    4.7 Maximum Quantity Limitations.
    4.8 Operations.
    4.9 Fire and Explosion Prevention.
    4.10 Fire Protection and Emergency Plans.
    4.11 Testing of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles.
    4.12 Occupant Load.
    4.13 Training.
    4.14 Item Construction.
    Chapter 5 Storage of Consumer and Display Fireworks, Pyrotechnic Articles, Salute Powder, Pyrotechnic and Explosive Compositions, and Black Powder
    5.1 Applicability.
    5.2 General Requirements.
    5.3 Magazine Construction — General.
    5.4 Magazine Construction — Requirements for Specific Types.
    5.5 Storage Within Magazines.
    5.6 Miscellaneous Safety Precautions.
    5.7 Requirements for Shipping Buildings for Display Fireworks.
    5.8 Shipping Buildings.
    5.9 Storage of Consumer Fireworks.
    Chapter 6 Reserved
    Chapter 7 Reserved
    Chapter 8 Transportation on Public Highways of Fireworks, Pyrotechnic Articles, and Any Component(s) Containing Pyrotechnic or Explosive Materials
    8.1 General Requirements.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Magazine Construction
    Annex C Extract from American Pyrotechnics Association 87-1, Standard for Construction and Approval for Transportation of Fireworks, Novelties, and Theatrical Pyrotechnics
    Annex D Glossary
    Annex E DOT Explosive Materials Transport Regulations
    Annex F Sample Ordinance Adopting NFPA 1124
    Annex G Informational References
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