2020 NFPA 13E Recommended Practice - Current Edition
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    More information to come regarding NFPA 13E, Recommended Practice for Fire Department Operations in Properties Protected by Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems.

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  • Table of Contents (2020 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 13E Recommended Practice for Fire Department Operations in Properties Protected by Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems, 2020 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Recommendations Sections.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 General
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Inspection and Pre-Incident Planning.
    4.3 Water Supply for Fire Fighting.
    Chapter 5 Properties Protected by Sprinkler Systems
    5.1 Fireground Operations in Sprinklered Properties.
    5.2 Post-Fire Operations.
    5.3 Reports.
    5.4 General Exterior Sprinkler Systems.
    5.5 Fireground Operations Involving Exterior Sprinklers.
    Chapter 6 Properties Protected by Standpipe Systems
    6.1 Inspection and Pre-Incident Planning.
    6.2 Fireground Operations Involving Properties Protected by Manual Dry or Manual Wet Standpipe Systems.
    6.3 Fireground Operations Involving Properties Protected by Automatic Standpipe Systems with Fire Pumps.
    Chapter 7 Impairments
    7.1 Impairment Procedures.
    Chapter 8 Reliability of Systems
    8.1 System Status.
    Chapter 9 Buildings Under Construction
    9.1 Site Visits.
    Chapter 10 Inspection and Testing Requirements
    10.1 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance for Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Recommendations for Fighting Rubber Tire Fires in Sprinklered Buildings
    Annex C Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2015 Edition

    Conduct fire service training with up-to-date NFPA 13E for safe and effective response in sprinklered buildings.

    Make sure department personnel are trained in proper fire fighting techniques for buildings with activated sprinkler systems. Success depends on multiple factors, such as the type of system and the reason for activation. Prepare your crew with the 2015 NFPA 13E, Recommended Practice for Fire Department Operations in Properties Protected by Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems for the most up-to-date information and procedures in these types of properties.

    NFPA 13E addresses:

    • Interior automatic sprinkler systems
    • Exterior sprinkler systems
    • Standpipe systems

    New in the 2015 edition:

    • Clarified standpipe and fire pump operations guidance for the fire service operations personnel

    Don't fall behind. For departments and fire fighter training programs, staying current with NFPA 13E is essential to effectively sizing-up and responding to various situations. This edition also includes illustrations of primary sprinkler/standpipe system valves and a typical sprinkler system layout to assist with training efforts. Annexes offer specialized information, such as Annex B with recommendations for fighting rubber tire fires in sprinklered buildings.

    Fire department officers, fire fighters, company officers, fire department instructors will benefit from procedures that are designed to assist in developing training programs and planning effective operations. Recommended practices are given for the adequate support and use of sprinkler and standpipe systems. (Print, 17 pp., 2015)

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