Fire Prevention & Protection, Firefighter Training

NFPA Announces Upgrade to National Fire Codes Subscription Service

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has made significant upgrades to its National Fire Codes Subscription Service (NFCSS) to make it easier for professionals to get up-to-code and stay up-to-code.

“Code users who depend on access to up-to-date code information to do their jobs were the motivation behind improvements to NFCSS,” said Kim Fontes, NFPA’s division manager of product development. “Based on user feedback, we took the extra steps to fast track the enhancements and put these valuable tools at our customers’ fingertips.”

Added features include:

  • The addition of downloadable PDFs makes information available when internet access is not available.
  • Access to the most up-to-date information because as a code change is issued, an update is made online.
  • The ability to bookmark and store user notes for future reference.
  • Easy collaboration with colleagues by enabling code content to be emailed with specific requirements highlighted. Even if colleagues are not NFCSS subscribers, they will have 48-hour access to the emailed content.
  • Print options that allow printing of a chapter or section with tables, figures and graphics included.

The National Fire Codes Subscription Service offers access to NFPA’s 300 codes and standards. Several of the most widely-used documents include NFPA 101, Life Safety Code; NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm & Signaling Code; NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems; NFPA 70, National Electrical Code; and NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. All NFPA safety codes and standards are developed through a process accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).