2015 NFPA 13E Recommended Practice - Current Edition
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  • Description

    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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  • Table of Contents (2015 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 13E Recommended Practice for Fire Department Operations in Properties Protected by Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems, 2015 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 Properties Protected by Automatic Sprinkler Systems
    4.1 General
    4.2 Inspection and Pre-Incident Planning
    4.3 Fireground Operations in Sprinklered Properties
    4.4 Post-Fire Operations
    4.5 Reports
    4.6 Ventilation in Storage Occupancies
    Chapter 5 Properties Protected by Exterior Sprinklers for Protection Against Exposure Fires
    5.1 General
    5.2 Pre-Incident Planning
    5.3 Water Supply for Fire Fighting
    5.4 Fireground Operations Involving Exterior Sprinklers
    Chapter 6 Properties Protected by Standpipe Systems
    6.1 Inspection and Pre-Incident Planning
    6.2 Water Supply for Fire Fighting
    6.3 Fireground Operations Involving Properties Protected by Manual Dry or Manual Wet Standpipe Systems
    6.4 Fireground Operations Involving Properties Protected by Automatic Standpipe Systems with Fire Pumps
    6.5 Automatic Standpipe Water Supply Considerations
    6.6 Pressure-Regulating Devices Used in Automatic Standpipe Systems
    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
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