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NFPA 1700 - Guide for Structural Firefighting Joseph M. Jardin, PE Battalion Chief – FDNY Rescue Operations Battalion Chair – FCO-AAA Richard “Smokey” Dyer Chief, KCFD (Ret)
Briefing OBJECTIVES • Convey Accurate Overview of Project History/Status • Overview Document Scope & Purpose • De-Conflict Rumors and innuendo • Encourage Fire Service Engagement in the Document development Process • Provide guidance for how to impact NFPA 1700 Note – This Presentation is not delivered in an official capacity as a member of the FDNY. These statements represent the opinions of the presenter as the TC Chair and not necessarily those of the FDNY.
Social Media Myths • Firefighter Basic Blog: “Thoughts on NFPA 1700” • Some of you may know this but the NFPA is currently in the works of creating a standard on fire attack. • Furthermore is a consensus tactical guide needed? Will it include information on staffing, equipment, fire conditions, response times, or the make up of our jurisdictions? Will it cover all the variables that go into deciding which fire attack method to pick? • The release of NFPA 1700 may push the fire service farther apart and cause irreparable damage to certain tactics and skills that may hurt the fire service and our citizens in the long
Social Media Myths
NFPA Project Initiation
NFPA Project Initiation
FCO-AAA • Committee Title: Committee on the Fundamentals of Fire Control within a Structure Utilizing Fire Dynamics • Committee Scope: The Committee Shall have Primary Responsibility for Documents Relating to Techniques and Methods used in firefighting based on accepted scientific principles and research in the field of fire dynamics
TC Member Expectations • “We are now a profession” • “Develop Common Language” • “Historic” • “Transformational” • “Research to Application Funnel” • “Major Global Impact” • Replacing “Trades” understanding with science & “Impact Fire Service in a way that NFPA 921 impacted Fire Investigations” (Dyer)
Document Development Scope – This Guide* addresses structural firefighting strategy, tactics, and tasks as supported by science based research. Purpose – The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for the development of policies, procedures and guidelines including strategies, tactics, and tasks for structural firefighting supported by science-based research. Application – The intent of this guide* is to provide guidance on the application of science-based research supporting firefighting practices recognizing that the life safety of the public and the first responder is the highest incident priority.
*GUIDE Guide -an NFPA Standard that is advisory or informative in nature and that contains only nonmandatory provisions. A guide may contain mandatory statements such as when a guide can be used, but the NFPA Standard as a whole is not suitable for adoption into law.
Activity - Draft Development - 4 TC Meetings from Dec ‘ 15 – Feb ’ 17 Multiple Phone Conferences 1 TG Meeting at NFPA, Quincy
Draft Document Organization Chapter 1 Administration Chapter 2 References Chapter 3 Definitions Chapter 4 General Chapter 5 Fundamental of Fire Science Chapter 6 Fire Dynamics in Structures Chapter 7 Building Construction and Structural Considerations
Draft Document Organization Chapter 8 Firefighting Protective Clothing and Equipment Characteristics and Limitations Chapter 9 Strategic Considerations Chapter 10 Tactical Considerations Chapter 11 Exposure and Hygiene Considerations Chapter 12 Fire Specific Tactical Considerations Chapter 13 Implementation Annex – Sample (or Template) S. O. P. / S. O. G.
Engagement Points www. nfpa. org/1700
Questions • Joe Jardin • jardinj@fdny. nyc. gov • Twitter: @joejardin