NFPA Committees want members

Published:  07 September, 2009

The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) September newsletter is now out and several committees are looking for members.

Anyone interested in serving on one of these committees or on any NFPA technical committee can download a technical committee application from NFPA’s web site here; or by a written request to: Codes and Standards Administration, NFPA, One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471.

The Committee on Aerosol Extinguishing Technology is seeking members in all interest categories except special experts. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 2010, Standard for Fixed Aerosol Fire Extinguishing Systems.

The Committee on Aerosol Products is seeking members in the enforcing authority category only. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 30B, Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products.

The Committee on Agricultural Dusts is seeking members in all interest categories except special experts. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 61, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities.

The Committee on Aircraft Maintenance Operations is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 410, Standard on Aircraft Maintenance.

The Committee on Ambulances is seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturers and users.

The Committee on Animal Housing Facilities is seeking members in all interest categories except users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 150, Standard on Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities.

The Committee on Boiler Combustion System Hazards—Fluidized Bed Boilers is seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturers. This Committee is responsible for chapters in NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code.

The Committee on Boiler Combustion System Hazards— Fundamentals is seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturers. This Committee is responsible for chapters in NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code.

The Committee on Boiler Combustion System Hazards—Pulverized Fuel Systems is seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturers and users. This Committee is responsible for chapters in NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code.

The Committee on Boiler Combustion System Hazards—Single Burner Boilers is seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturers, special experts, and users. This Committee is responsible for chapters in NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code.

The Committee on Boiler Combustion System Hazards— Stoker Operations is seeking members in all interest categories except special experts and users. This Committee is responsible for stoker material in NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code.

The Committee on Building Code—Board and Care Facilities is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is responsible for Chapter 26 in NFPA 5000¨, Building Construction and Safety Code¨.

The Committee on Building Code—Furnishings and Contents is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is response for Chapter 10 in NFPA 5000¨, Building Construction and Safety Code¨

The Committee on Combustible Metals and Metal Dusts is seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturers and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 484, Standard for Combustible Metals.

The Committee on Confined Space Safe Work Practices is seeking members in all interest categories, especially manufacturers.

The Committee on Data Exchange for the Fire Service is seeking members in the following interest categories: manufacturers, research, and insurance.

The Committee on Electrical Equipment in Chemical Atmospheres is seeking members in all interest categories except special experts and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 496, Standard for Purged and Pressurized Enclosures for Electrical Equipment; NFPA 497, Recommended Practice for the Classification of Flammable Liquids, Gases, or Vapors and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in ChemicalProcess Areas; and NFPA 499, Recommended Practice for the Classification of Combustible Dusts and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas.

The Committee on Electrical Equipment Evaluation is seeking members in all interest categories.

The Committee on Electrical Equipment of Industrial Machinery is seeking members in all interest categories except users or manufacturers. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 79, Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery.

The Committee on Electrical Equipment Maintenance is seeking members in all interest categories except users. This committee is responsible for NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance.

The Committee on Electrical Systems Maintenance is seeking members in all interest categories except special experts. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 73, Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Dwellings.

The Committee on Emergency Medical Services is seeking individuals in the following interest categories: special experts, labor, insurance, and manufacturers. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 450, Guide for Emergency Medical Services and Systems.

The Committee on Emergency Services Organization Risk Management is seeking individuals in all categories except enforcers and special experts. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1201, Standard for Providing Emergency Services to the Public and NFPA 1250, Recommended Practice in Emergency Service Organization Risk Management.

The Committee on Explosives is seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturers. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 495, Explosive Materials Code and NFPA 498, Standard for Safe Havens and Interchange Lots for Vehicles Transporting Explosives.

The Committee on Exposure Fire Protection is seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturers and special experts. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 80A, Recommended Practice for Protection of Buildings from Exterior Fire Exposures.

The Committee on Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment—Electronic Safety Equipment is seeking members in the following interest categories: enforcers, labor, users and consumers. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1800, Standard on Electronic Safety Equipment for Emergency Services (Proposed); NFPA 1801, Standard on Thermal Imagers for the Fire Service (Proposed); and NFPA 1982, Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS).

The Committee on Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment—Emergency Medical Services Protective Clothing and Equipment is seeking members in the following interest categories: enforcers, labor and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations.

The Committee on Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment—Hazardous Materials Protective Clothing and Equipment is seeking members in the following interest categories: consumers, enforcers, labor, and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1991, Standard on Vapor- Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials Emergencies; NFPA 1992, Standard on Liquid Splash-Protective Ensembles and Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergencies; and NFPA 1994, Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents.

The Committee on Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment—Special Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment is seeking members in the following interest categories: enforcers, labor, users, and consumers. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1951, Standard on Protective Ensemble for Technical Rescue Incidents; NFPA 1952, Standard on Surface Water Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment (Proposed); NFPA 1975, Station/Work Uniforms for Fire and Emergency Services; and NFPA 1983, Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services.

The Committee on Fire and Emergency Service Organization and Deployment—Volunteer is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is responsible for 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.

The Committee on Fire Department Rescue Tools is seeking members in all categories except manufacturers and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1936, Standard on Powered Rescue Tools.

The Committee on Fire Hose is seeking members from all interest categories except manufacturers and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1961, Standard on Fire Hose; NFPA 1962, Standard for the Inspection, Care, and Use of Fire Hose, Couplings, and Nozzles and the Service Testing of Fire Hose; NFPA 1963, Standard for Fire Hose Connections; NFPA 1964, Standard for Spray Nozzles; NFPA 1965, Standard for Fire Hose Appliances.

The Committee on Fire Risk Assessment Methods is seeking members in all interest categories except special experts. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 550, Guide to the Fire Safety Concepts Tree and NFPA 551, Guide for the Evaluation of Fire Risk Assessments.

The Committee on Garages and Parking Structures is seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturers, special experts, and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 88A, Standard for Parking Structures.

The Committee on Handling and Conveying of Dusts, Vapors, and Gases is seeking members in all interest categories except special experts. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 91, Standard for Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors, Gases, Mists, and Noncombustible Particulate Solids; NFPA 654, Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids; and NFPA 655, Standard for Prevention of Sulfur Fires and Explosions.

The Committee on Hazard and Risk of Contents and Furnishings is seeking members in the following interest categories: 4 September 2009 enforcers, consumers, insurance, fire service, education, and manufacturers. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 555, Guide on Methods for Evaluating Potential for Room Flashover; proposed NFPA 556, Guide for Identification and Development of Mitigation Strategies for Fire Hazard to Occupants of Passenger Road Vehicles; and proposed NFPA 557, Standard Fire Loads for Engineering Design of Structural Fire Resistance in Buildings.


The Committee on Helicopter Facilities is seeking members in all interest categories except special expert. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 418, Standard for Heliports.

The Committee on Hot Works Operations is seeking members in all interest categories except special experts. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 51B, Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work.

The Committee on Incinerators and Waste Handling Systems is seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturers and special experts. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 82, Standard on Incinerators and Waste and Linen Handling Systems and Equipment.

The Committee on Industrial and Medical Gases is seeking members in the interest category of enforcers. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 51, Standard for the Design and Installation of Oxygen–Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes; NFPA 51A, Standard for Acetylene Cylinder Charging Plants; NFPA 55, Standard for the Storage, Use, and Handling of Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids in Portable and Stationary Containers, Cylinders, and Tanks; and NFPA 560, Standard for the Storage, Handling, and Use of Ethylene Oxide for Sterilization and Fumigation.

The Committee on Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Systems is seeking members in the enforcer category. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.

The Committee on Internal Combustion Engines is seeking members in the following interest categories: enforcers and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 37, Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines.

The Committee on Laser Fire Protection is seeking members in all interest categories except special expert and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 115, Standard for Laser Fire Protection.

The Committee on Liquid Fuel Burning Equipment is seeking members in the following interest categories: enforcers, insurance, and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 31, Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment.

The Committee on Loss Prevention Procedures and Practices is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 600, Standard on Industrial Fire Brigades; and NFPA 601, Standard for Security Services in Fire Loss Prevention.

The Committee on Manufacture of Organic Coatings is seeking members in all interest categories except special expert. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 35, Standard for the Manufacture of Organic Coatings.

The Committee on Manufactured Housing is seeking members in all interest categories except enforcers. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 501, Standard on Manufactured Housing; NFPA 501A, Standard for Fire Safety Criteria for Manufactured Home Installations, Sites, and Communities; and NFPA 225, Model Manufactured Home Installation Standard.

The Committee on Marine Fire-Fighting Vessels is seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturers. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1925, Standard on Marine Fire Fighting Vessels.

The Committee on Marine Terminals is seeking members in all interest categories except special interest. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 307, Standard for the Construction and Fire Protection of Marine Terminals, Piers, and Wharves.

The Committee on Merchant Vessels is seeking members from the commercial fishing industry and towing vessel industry. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 301, Code for Safety to Life from Fire on Merchant Vessels.

The Committee on Mining Facilities is seeking members in the following interest categories: special expert and manufacturing, specifically the manufacturers of mining equipment. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 120, Standard for Fire Prevention and Control in Coal Mines; and NFPA 122, Standard for Fire Prevention and Control in Metal/Nonmetal Mining and Metal Mineral Processing Facilities.

The Committee on Oxygen Enriched Atmospheres is seeking members in all interest categories except for special expert and research and testing. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 53, Recommended Practice on Materials, Equipment and Systems Used in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres.

The Committee on Pre-Incident Planning is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1620, Recommended Practice for Pre-Incident Planning.

The Committee on Professional Qualifications—Emergency Vehicle Mechanic Technicians Professional Qualifications is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1071, Standard for Emergency Vehicle Technician Professional Qualifications.

The Committee on Professional Qualifications—Fire Department Safety Technician Professional Qualifications is seeking members in all interest categories.

The Committee on Professional Qualifications—Fire Investigator Qualifications is seeking members in all interest categories except users and special expert. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator.

The Committee on Professional Qualifications—Fire Marshal Professional Qualifications is seeking members in all interest cat5 September 2009 egories except users and special expert. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1037, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Marshal.

The Committee on Professional Qualifications—Fire Officer Professional Qualifications is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.

The Committee on Professional Qualifications—Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications is seeking members in all interest categories except users and special experts. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications.

The Committee on Professional Qualifications—Industrial Fire Brigades Professional Qualifications is seeking members in all interest categories except users and special expert. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1081, Standard for Industrial Fire Brigade Member Professional Qualifications.

The Committee on Professional Qualifications—Public Fire Educator Professional Qualifications is seeking members in all interest categories except labor and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1035, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Fire and Life Safety Educator.

The Committee on Professional Qualifications—Public Safety Telecommunicator Professional Qualifications is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1061, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Safety Telecommunicator.

The Committee on Professional Qualifications—Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications is seeking members in all categories except labor, special expert, and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescue Professional Qualifications.

The Committee on Professional Qualifications—Wildfire Suppression Professional Qualifications is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1051, Standard for Wildland Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications.

The Committee on Public Emergency Service Communication is seeking members in the following categories: manufacturers, installer/maintainer, and special expert. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1221, Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems.

The Committee on Record Protection is seeking members in the all interest categories. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 232, Standard for the Protection of Records.

The Committee on Risk Management is looking for members in all interest categories. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 1201, Standard for Providing Emergency Services to the Public; and NFPA 1240, Recommended Practice in Emergency Service Organization Risk Management.

The Committee on Road Tunnel and Highway Fire Protection is seeking members in the following categories: enforcers, researchers, and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 502, Standard for Road Tunnels, Bridges, and Other Limited Access Highways.

The Committee on Safety to Life—Board and Care Facilities is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is responsible for Chapters 32 and 33 in NFPA 101¨, Life Safety Code¨.

The Committee on Safety to Life—Furnishings and Contents is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is response for Chapter 10 in the NFPA 101¨, Life Safety Code¨.

The Committee on Shipbuilding, Repair, and Lay-Up is seeking members in all interest categories. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 312, Standard for Fire Protection of Vessels During Construction, Conversion, Repair, and Lay-Up.

The Committee on Signaling Systems—Public Fire Reporting Systems is seeking members in all categories except manufacturers and special experts. This Committee is responsible for chapters in NFPA 72¨, National Fire Alarm Code¨.

The Committee on Solvent Extraction Plants is seeking members in all interest categories except special expert. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 36, Standard for Solvent Extraction Plants.

The Committee on Static Electricity is seeking members in the categories of enforcers, insurance, and research/testing. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 77, Recommended Practice on Static Electricity.

The Committee on Tank Leakage and Repair Safeguards is seeking members in the interest categories of equipment manufacturers and insurance. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 326, Standard for the Safeguarding of Tanks and Containers for Entry, Cleaning, or Repair; and NFPA 329, Recommended Practice for Handling Releases of Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Gases.

The Committee on Telecommunications is seeking members in the users category, specifically from the cable industry. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 76, Standard for the Fire Protection of Telecommunications Facilities.

The Committee on Textile and Garment Care Processes is seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturers and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 32, Standard for Drycleaning Plants.

The Committee on Transportation of Flammable Liquids is seeking members in the following interest categories: enforcers, insurance, and manufacturers. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 385, Standard for Tank Vehicles for Flammable and Combustible Liquids.

The Committee on Vehicular Alternative Fuel Systems is seeking members in the interest category of enforcers. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 52, Vehicular Fuel Systems Code.

The Committee on Wastewater Treatment Plants is seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturers and special 6 September 2009 experts. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 820, Standard for Fire Protection in Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities.

The Committee on Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation is seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturers and special expert. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 18, Standard on Wetting Agents; and NFPA 18A, Standard on Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation.

The Committee on Water-Cooling Towers is seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturers and installer/maintainer. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 214, Standard on Water-Cooling Towers.

The Committee on Water Spray Fixed Systems is seeking members in the interest category of enforcers. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 15, Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection.

The Committee on Water Tanks is seeking members in all interest categories except manufacturers. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 22, Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection.

The Committee on Wood and Cellulosic Materials Processing is seeking members in the following interest categories: enforcers and users. This Committee is responsible for NFPA 664, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities.

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