2022 NFPA 1145 Guide - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Use NFPA 1145 for up-to-date information on the safer and more effective use of Class A foam for fire fighting and protection.

    NFPA 1145, Guide for the Use of Class A Foams in Fire Fighting, provides the fundamental information agencies can rely on for using Class A foams for firefighting and protection.

    Changes for the 2020 edition include updates to references and extracted material as well as a new table in Chapter 4 to help users determine the correct amount of foam concentrate to add to a given quantity of water to achieve the desired foam–mix ratio.

    Fire chiefs and firefighters need this guide for specific knowledge about:

    • Foam properties and characteristics of foam solutions and finished foam
    • Proportioning foam generation, discharge, and check valves
    • Operational safety, including general guidance and working conditions

    Additionally, NFPA 1145 outlines complete operational considerations for foam selection and application, operator information, system maintenance, and post-incident documentation. (Print, Approx.18 pp., 2022)

    Stay up to date with the most current recommendations by placing your order for NFPA 1145, Guide for the Use of Class A Foams in Fire Fighting, today.

  • Table of Contents (2022 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1145 Guide for the Use of Class A Foams in Fire Fighting, 2022 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Foreword.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Advisory Sections.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Properties and Characteristics of Foam Concentrate, Foam Solution, and Finished Foam
    4.1 Foam Concentrate.
    4.2 Foam Solution.
    4.3 Foam.
    Chapter 5 Hardware
    5.1 General.
    5.2 Proportioning.
    5.3 Foam Generation and Discharge.
    5.4 Check Valves.
    Chapter 6 Operational Considerations
    6.1 General.
    6.2 Selection of Foam Characteristics and Application Techniques.
    6.3 Operator Information.
    6.4 Routine and Post-Incident System Maintenance.
    6.5 Post-Incident Documentation.
    Chapter 7 Operational Safety
    7.1 General.
    7.2 Working Conditions.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
  • 2017 Edition Description

    Renamed and revised to provide generalized guidance for the safe and effective selection and use of Class A Foams, the 2017 edition of NFPA 1145, Guide for the Use of Class A Foams in Fire Fighting presents fundamental information for agencies planning to use Class A foams for fire fighting and protection.

    Look to this Guide for the knowledge fire chiefs and firefighters need about:

    • Foam properties and characteristics of foam concentrate, foam solutions, and finished foam
    • Hardware, including proportioning, foam generation and discharge, and check valves
    • Operational considerations: foam selection and application, operator information, system maintenance, and post-incident documentation
    • Operational safety, including general guidance and working conditions

    Annex A: Explanatory Material and Annex B: Informational References clarify requirements and facilitate cross-referencing with associated NFPA® codes and standards. (Print, 24 pp., 2017)

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