2018 NFPA 1925 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Apply the latest edition of NFPA 1925 to build, convert, test, and maintain marine fire-fighting vessels with confidence.

    Help ensure effective operation of fire-fighting vessels through compliance with NFPA 1925, Standard on Marine Fire-Fighting Vessels. This updated Standard details requirements for the construction of new marine fire-fighting vessels and the conversion of existing vessels for fire-fighting purposes. It also details the minimum testing and maintenance requirements for marine fire-fighting vessels.

    The Standard defines five classes of fire-fighting vessels and specifies:

    • Design considerations
    • Classifications
    • Fire-fighting system capabilities
    • Foam systems
    • Owner responsibilities
    • Fire protection equipment for the vessel
    • Fire-fighting and emergency equipment for the vessel
    • Subdivision and stability criteria
    • Main propulsion and auxiliary systems
    • Auxiliary machinery and systems
    • Electrical systems
    • Outfitting
    • Communications and equipment
    • Navigation systems and equipment
    • Protective coatings and corrosion protection
    • Tests and trials
    • Vessel maintenance

    Changes in the 2018 edition of NFPA 1925 are in keeping with its scope.

    This edition removes specific basic medical and first-aid supplies listed in Paragraph 10.6, leaving it to the AHJ to determine what the vessel is required to carry based on its intended use and mission. NFPA 1925 is not a detailed manufacturing purchase specification, but rather a reference for the minimum requirements that should be included within a purchase specification. (Print, 56 pp., 2018)

  • Table of Contents (2018 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1925 Standard on Marine Fire-Fighting Vessels, 2018 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Retroactivity.
    1.5 Equivalency.
    1.6 Units.
    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 Design Considerations
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Vessel Performance.
    4.3 Command and Control Spaces.
    4.4 Construction.
    4.5 Human Factors Engineering.
    4.6 Third-Party Certification of Test Results.
    Chapter 5 Classifications
    5.1 Classifications.
    5.2 Requirements for Vessel Classification.
    Chapter 6 Fire-Fighting System Capabilities
    6.1 General.
    6.2 System Design.
    6.3 Components and Materials.
    Chapter 7 Foam Systems
    7.1 General.
    7.2 Design and Performance Requirements.
    7.3 Controls.
    7.4 Gauges, Flowmeters, and Indicators.
    7.5 Nameplates and Instruction Plates.
    7.6 Atmospheric Foam Concentrate Tank.
    7.7 Foam Concentrate Pump.
    Chapter 8 Manufacturer/Purchaser Responsibilities
    8.1 Personnel Training.
    8.2 Compliance with Regulations.
    8.3 Training and Instruction.
    Chapter 9 Fire Protection Equipment for the Vessel
    9.1 General.
    9.2 Fire Detection and Alarm Systems.
    9.3 Fire Protection Water Piping and Pumps.
    9.4 Hose Stations.
    9.5 Fixed Inert Gas Extinguishing Systems.
    9.6 Hand Portable/Semiportable Fire Extinguishers.
    Chapter 10 Fire-Fighting and Emergency Equipment for the Vessel
    10.1 General.
    10.2 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).
    10.3 Fire Hose and Appliances.
    10.4 Rescue/Work Boat.
    10.5 Required Safety Equipment.
    10.6 Medical and First Aid Equipment.
    Chapter 11 Marine Fire-Fighting Vessel Stability and Subdivision
    11.1 Subdivision.
    11.2 Intact Stability.
    11.3 Flotation.
    11.4 Loading Conditions.
    Chapter 12 Main Propulsion and Auxiliary Engines
    12.1 General.
    12.2 Outboard Engines.
    12.3 Inboard Engines.
    12.4 Power Trains Using Inboard Engines.
    12.5 Engine Systems.
    12.6 Auxiliary Engine Systems.
    Chapter 13 Auxiliary Machinery and Systems
    13.1 General.
    13.2 Alarm and Monitoring Systems.
    13.3 Compressed Air Systems.
    13.4 Steering Systems.
    13.5 Bilge and Ballast Systems.
    13.6 Sanitary Systems.
    13.7 Hydraulic Systems.
    13.8 Wiper Systems.
    13.9 Thruster Systems Not Involving the Fire Main System.
    13.10 Piping and Systems Insulation.
    Chapter 14 Electrical Systems
    14.1 General.
    14.2 Battery Systems.
    14.3 Navigation Lights.
    14.4 Searchlights.
    Chapter 15 Outfitting
    15.1 General.
    15.2 Toilet Facilities.
    15.3 Storage Compartments.
    15.4 Insulation.
    15.5 Deck Surfaces.
    15.6 Ground Tackle.
    15.7 Anchor Storage.
    15.8 Mooring Lines.
    15.9 Emergency Towing.
    15.10 Lifesaving and Rescue Equipment.
    15.11 Personal Flotation Devices.
    15.12 Emergency Signaling Devices.
    15.13 Medical Equipment.
    15.14 Recovery of Persons from the Water.
    Chapter 16 Communications Equipment and Systems
    16.1 General.
    16.2 Communications.
    16.3 Helicopter Operations.
    16.4 Installation.
    16.5 Optical Warning Devices.
    Chapter 17 Navigation Equipment and Systems
    17.1 General.
    17.2 Vessel Type–Specific Requirements.
    17.3 Depth Sounding Apparatus.
    17.4 Installation.
    Chapter 18 Protective Coatings and Corrosion Protection
    18.1 General.
    18.2 Sacrificial Anodes.
    18.3 Impressed Current System.
    18.4 Coating System.
    18.5 Bonding.
    Chapter 19 Tests and Trials
    19.1 General.
    19.2 Testing During Construction.
    19.3 Builder's Trials.
    19.4 Delivery Documentation.
    Chapter 20 Vessel Maintenance
    20.1 Haul-Out for Maintenance and Inspection.
    20.2 Maintenance Schedules.
    20.3 Docking and Access.
    20.4 Trailers.
    20.5 Maintenance Tests.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Marine Fire-Fighting Vessel Design Considerations
    Annex C Informational References
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