Firefighter Standards

  1. What is OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134
    Standard establishing minimum medical, training, and equipment levels for respiratory protection programs
  2. What is NFPA 72
    • National Fire Alarm Code
    • Covers the application, installation, location, performance, inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems, supervising station alarm system, public emergency alarm reporting systems, fire warning equipment and emergency communications systems(ECS), and their components.
  3. What is NFPA 1001
    • Outlines the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities Firefighters must have at 2 different level, Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2.
    • This includes JPR's (Job Performance Requirements).
  4. What is NFPA 1404
    The Standard created by the fire service training committee detailing the requirements for fire service SCBA programs, including training and maintenance procedures.
  5. What is NFPA 1500
    Fire Dept. Occupational Safety and Health Program.
  6. What is NFPA 1521
    Firefighter Safety Officer
  7. What is NFPA 1561
    Emergency Services Incident Management System.
  8. What is NFPA 1581
    Fire Dept. Infection Control Program
  9. What is NFPA 1582
    Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Dept.'s
  10. What is NFPA 1583
    Health-Related Fitness Programs for Firefighters.
  11. What is NFPA 1584
    Rehabilitation Process for Members During Emergency Operation and Training Exercises.
  12. What is NFPA 1931
    Standard for manufactures design of Fire Dept. ground ladders.
  13. What is NFPA 1932
    Standard on use, maintenance, and service testing of in-service Fire Dept. ground ladders.
  14. What is NFPA 1981
    Standard specific to open-circuit SCBA for fire service use, that contains additional requirements above the NIOSH certification.
  15. What is NFPA 1982
    Standard specific to Personal Alert Safety Systems(P.A.S.S)
  16. What is a Class A Fire
    Fires involving ordinary combustibles such as wood, paper, cloth, plastics, and rubber.

    Extinguishment: water,water-based agents or foam, and multipurpose dry chemicals.

    • Remember P.A.S.S.(pull. aim. squeeze. sweep.)
    • extinguisher types: A,ABC
  17. What is a Class B fire
    Fires involving flammable and combustible liquids, gases, and greases, common products are gasoline, oils, alcohol, propane, and cooking oils.

    Extinguishment: carbon dioxide(CO2), regular and multipurpose dry chemical, and foam

    Remember P.A.S.S.(pull. aim. squeeze. sweep.)

    extinguisher types: BC,ABC,K,CO2
  18. What is a Class C fire
    Fires involving energized electrical equipment

    Extinguishment: carbon dioxide(CO2), and regular and multipurpose dry chemicals.

    • Remember P.A.S.S.(pull. aim. squeeze. sweep.)
    • Note; only non-conducting extinguishers should be used due to the risk of shock
    • extinguisher types: BC,ABC,CO2
  19. What is a Class D fire
    Fires involving combustible metals and alloys, such as magnesium, sodium, lithium, and potassium.

    Extinguishment: dry powders, dry sand, phosphate salts, or silica, as well as Lith-X, Met-Ex.

    • Notes; fires involving these materials react violently to water or moisture.
    • Remember P.A.S.S.(pull. aim. squeeze. sweep.)

    extinguisher types: D, sand, Met-Ex
  20. What is a Class K fire
    fires involving combustible cooking fuels such as vegetable or animal oils and fats.

    Extinguishment: wet chemicals, water-based solutions of potassium carbonate-based chemical, potassium acetate-based chemical, potassium citrate-based chemical, or a combination.

    • Notes; usually found in fixed systems , but some portable extinguishers are available.
    • Remember P.A.S.S.(pull. aim. squeeze. sweep.)

    extinguisher types: BC,ABC,K
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