Law and Rules

NFPA Codes and Standards

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Contractors and technicians should be familiar with standards maintained by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Those Codes and Standards Include:



         NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code,

         NPFA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code

         NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code

         NFPA 90A - Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems

         NFPA 13 - Sprinkler Systems

         NFPA 2001 - Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Agent Systems

The following Codes are applicable in Florida:


         Florida Statute 489, Part II

         Florida Statute 633

         State Fire Marshals Rule 69A - 48, The Administrative Code

         Adopted NFPA Standards, Such as NFPA 70, 72, and 101

         Adopted Local Fire / Building Code Referenced Laboratory Standards, such as UL 681