2020 NFPA 601 Standard - Current Edition
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    NFPA 601, Standard for Security Services in Fire Loss Prevention provides requirements to assist management in defining the requirements, duties, and training of security personnel who perform fire loss prevention duties.

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  • Table of Contents (2020 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 601 Standard for Security Services in Fire Loss Prevention, 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 Mandatory Sections.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Management Responsibilities
    4.1 General Responsibilities.
    4.2 Procedures and Instructions.
    4.3 Succession to Supervisory Responsibility.
    4.4 Contract Security Service.
    4.5 Maintenance of Equipment.
    4.6 Identification.
    Chapter 5 Security Functions and Duties
    5.1 General.
    5.2 Other Duties of Security Officers.
    5.3 Patrol Service.
    5.4 Control of Pedestrian and Vehicular Movement.
    5.5 Fire Protection Function of Security.
    5.6 General Duty Requirements.
    5.7 Reports.
    Chapter 6 Selection and Conduct of Security Officers
    6.1 Character Investigation.
    6.2 Skills and Ability.
    6.3 Criminal Convictions.
    6.4 Contract Service.
    6.5 Medical Requirements.
    6.6 General Conduct of Security Officers.
    Chapter 7 Training and Education
    7.1 General.
    7.2 Site-Specific Knowledge.
    Chapter 8 Communications
    8.1 Communication Systems.
    8.2 Protective Signaling Systems.
    8.3 Security Tour Supervision Systems.
    8.4 Directory.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2015 Edition

    Apply NFPA 601 to ensure personnel are qualified for the job.

    NFPA 601, Standard for Security Services in Fire Loss Prevention provides requirements to assist management in defining the requirements, duties, and training of security personnel who perform fire loss prevention duties.

    Three categories of security services are covered:

    • Protection of the property
    • Access and egress control
    • Carrying out procedures for the orderly conduct of various operations at the property

    The Standard incorporates the most up-to-date:

    • Requirements relating to the duties of security officers
    • Requirements for fire protection functions
    • Reporting and communications requirements
    • Security officer selection and conduct requirements
    • Training and site specific knowledge requirements for security officers 

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