2020 NFPA 1452 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Make sure your department is prepared to protect your community from residential hazards with NFPA 1452.

    Having a locally developed risk reduction program is vital to community-wide fire and life safety. The new edition of NFPA 1452, Guide for Training Fire Service Personnel to Conduct Community Risk Reduction for Residential Occupancies, provides fire department training officers and related professionals with general principles to be applied in instructing personnel in conducting home safety surveys in both rural and urban communities as part of their CRR process.

    This essential guide serves to expand public service and residential CRR to include other major hazards in addition to fire. The scope covers single-family homes as well as multifamily residential occupancies, such as apartments, townhouses, condominiums, and manufactured housing, as applicable to local conditions.

    The 2020 edition offers the latest information on designing and implementing a community risk reduction program for residential occupancies.

    Help ensure you are up-to-date with what’s needed to establish a risk reduction program for your particular community. The completely reorganized 2020 edition offers revised and expanded content to help your department remain current with industry practices and developments.

    Notable changes include:

    • Abridged or consolidated informational points to make chapters more concise
    • Addition of emerging issues and technologies as they relate to common hazards found around a residential occupancy
    • Edited terminology throughout the guide for consistency with related standards and professional field vocabulary including changing the title to Guide for Training Fire Service Personnel to Conduct Community Risk Reduction for Residential Occupancies
    • Expanded Annex language to inform the user that while the title and chapters refer to fire service personnel, the guide can be used and applied by any organization that conducts community risk reduction programs in residential occupancies

    Get the guidance you need to establish programs that address the challenges of hazards specific to your community.

    NFPA 1452, Guide for Training Fire Service Personnel to Conduct Community Risk Reduction intends to help fire departments get familiar with residential properties and increase productivity and community contact while making residents more aware of fire and public safety. Order your copy of the 2020 edition today.

  • Table of Contents (2020 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1452 Guide for Training Fire Service Personnel to Conduct Community Risk Reduction for Residential Occupancies, 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 Advisory Sections.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Program Benefits
    4.1 Education.
    4.2 Organizational Community Image.
    4.3 Identification of Hazardous Conditions.
    4.4 Continuing Community Risk Reduction Programs.
    Chapter 5 Planning the Community Risk Reduction Program
    5.1 General.
    5.2 Training.
    5.3 Community Risk Reduction Considerations.
    5.4 Public Relations.
    5.5 Community Risk Reduction Procedures.
    5.6 Documentation and Evaluation.
    Chapter 6 Common Hazards Found in Residential Occupancies
    6.1 General.
    6.2 Careless Use of Candles, Smoking Materials, Matches, and Other Open-Flame Devices.
    6.3 Additional Items.
    6.4 Notification of the Fire Department.
    6.5 Electrical Installations.
    6.6 Alternative Power Supplies and Storage Generators.
    6.7 Flammable or Combustible Liquids.
    6.8 Heating Systems and Appliances.
    6.9 Housekeeping, Storage, and Rubbish Hazards.
    6.10 Fire Safety Precautions in Earthquake-Prone Areas.
    Chapter 7 Life Safety Considerations
    7.1 Residential Fire Escape Planning.
    7.2 Residential Fire Escape Drill Plan.
    7.3 Close Your Door Program.
    7.4 Residents Requiring Assistance.
    7.5 Smoke Alarms and Other Early Warning Devices.
    7.6 Carbon Monoxide Alarms.
    Chapter 8 Fire-Extinguishing Equipment
    8.1 Fire Extinguishers.
    8.2 Residential Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems.
    Chapter 9 Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Safety
    9.1 General.
    9.2 Precautions.
    9.3 Emergency Evacuation Preparations.
    Chapter 10 All-Hazards Education
    10.1 General.
    10.2 Emergency All-Hazards Evacuation Preparations.
    10.3 All-Hazards Concerns.
    10.4 Preparation.
    10.5 Communications.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2015 Edition

    Train fire service members in community risk reduction with the 2015 NFPA 1452.

    NFPA 1452, Guide for Training Fire Service Personnel to Conduct Community Risk Reduction provides fire department training officers or other fire service personnel with basic guidance on elements to include in a locally developed cGuide for Training Fire Service Personnel to Conduct Community Risk in both rural and urban communities.

    The 2015 NFPA 1452 helps fire departments engage more fully in community risk reduction.

    The Guide encourages a fire department or organization to expand their public service and education program to include other major hazards, both natural and human caused. Changes in the 2015 edition broaden the coverage addressing overall safety of individuals within the dwelling unit, to further the possibilities for an all-hazard community-wide education program that is fully coordinated with other organizations and resources.

    NFPA 1452 is essential for community leaders as well as fire fighters, public educators, fire service training, company officers, inspectors, and wildland fire personnel. (Softbound, 19 pp., 2015)


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