2020 NFPA 1710 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Help protect citizens and improve the occupational health and safety of fire personnel with the latest requirements provided in NFPA 1710.

    Firefighters and special operations professionals face evolving challenges and hazards in protecting lives and property. NFPA 1710, Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments, defines levels of service, staffing, deployment capabilities, and other critical requirements for career fire departments.

    The standard includes fire suppression operations, emergency medical operations, and special operations for emergencies in all types of buildings. Content covers the total response time for everything from alarm answering, processing, and transfers to turnout time and overall response.

    The 2020 edition has been significantly revised to reflect the most current information and practices.

    NFPA 1710 helps fire chiefs and elected officials advance public safety for a broad range of buildings and occupants. The 2020 edition features revised and new content, including:

    • Updated definition of career fire department and clarification on how to determine if the department would fall under either NFPA 1710 or NFPA 1720, Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Volunteer Fire Departments
    • Addition of several new definitions relating to geographic areas based on population density
    • Inclusion of the number of responders needed based on the type of incident and tasks to accomplish
    • New requirements for mobile water supply tankers/tenders
    • Addition of requirements for deployment and training of incident safety officers
    • Expanded material on wildland fire suppression

    Help make sure your career fire department is up to speed and compliant with industry standards.

    This vital NFPA publication provides broad-based provisions for fire department emergency readiness, resource and system management, and strategic and system issues involving the organization, operation, and deployment of a fire department. Get your copy of NFPA 1710, Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments, today.

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  • Table of Contents (2020 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1710 Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments, 2020 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Equivalency.
    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 Organization
    4.1 Fire Department Organizational Statement.
    4.2 Fire Suppression Services.
    4.3 Emergency Medical Services.
    4.4 Special Operations.
    4.5 Airport Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services.
    4.6 Marine Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services.
    4.7 Wildland Fire Suppression Services.
    4.8 Intercommunity Organization.
    Chapter 5 Fire Department Services
    5.1 Purpose.
    5.2 Fire Suppression Services.
    5.3 Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
    5.4 Special Operations Response.
    5.5 Airport Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) Services.
    5.6 Marine Rescue and Fire-Fighting (MRFF) Services.
    5.7 Wildland Fire Suppression Services.
    Chapter 6 Systems
    6.1 Safety and Health System.
    6.2 Incident Management System.
    6.3 Training Systems.
    6.4 Communications Systems.
    6.5 Pre-Incident Planning.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Community-Wide Risk Assessment Model
    Annex C NFPA 1710 at a Glance
    Annex D Response Objectives
    Annex E Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2016 Edition

    The 2016 NFPA 1710 helps fire chiefs and elected officials advance public safety with new staffing requirements for more types of buildings.

    Updated to address new challenges and hazards faced by today's fire fighters and special operations professionals, the 2016 edition of NFPA 1710 ,Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments governs the organization and deployment of fire suppression operations, emergency medical operations, and special operations to the public by all career fire departments.

    NFPA 1710 provides information about total response time for first responders, including:

    • Alarm answering
    • Alarm processing
    • Alarm transfer
    • Turnout time
    • Response time

    Added fire department staffing levels for three building types gives fire chiefs and elected officials more support.

    NFPA 1710 provisions for staffing levels, deployment of resources, and levels of service are essential to public safety. New staffing levels only in the 2016 edition address garden style apartments, open-air strip malls, and high-rise buildings -- to provide additional coverage beyond the levels for single-family dwellings covered in previous editions. The Standard also has vital requirements for incident management systems, training systems, and communications systems. (Softbound, 27 pp., 2016)

     

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