About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
A group of insurance firms originally created the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) in the late 1800’s for the purpose of creating building standards in the emerging fire sprinkler industry.
The goal in creating these standards and codes was to aid fire sprinkler installers with specific guidelines created from the study of fire departments, fire sprinkler companies and manufacturers. These standards and codes have been adopted by many local governments and around the World for the installation, maintenance and service of installed fire sprinkler systems.
NFPA 14 : The NFPA standard and codes for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems
NFPA 15 : The NFPA standard and codes for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection
NFPA 16 : The NFPA standard and codes for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems
NFPA 20 : The NFPA standard and codes for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection
NFPA 25 : The NFPA standard and codes for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems