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NFPA Codes and Standards can be found on the NFPA website.

Some freely available documents from NFPA can be found below.

Commissioning Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems (NFPA 3)

NFPA 3 Chapter 1 - Automatic Sprinklers.pdf
This chapter provides excerpts from NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, that directly relate to the commissioning of sprinkler systems. The chapter begins with a discussion of plans and calculations and concludes with testing requirements and project closeout documentation.

NFPA 3 Chapter 2 - Fire Alarm Systems.pdf
Included here are preliminary design requirements in the basis of a design document, information on the submission of plans and calculations during the permitting process, and a description of the inspections and tests required to verify system performance.

NFPA 3 Chapter 3 - Standpipes and Hose Systems.pdf
Included here is information needed for the submission of plans and calculations during the permitting process and for inspections and tests required to verify system performance.

NFPA 3 Chapter 4 - Fire Pumps.pdf
Commissioning of fire pumps is much more involved than commissioning of most other systems and must be completed correctly to verify operation of this critical equipment.

NFPA 3 Chapter 5 - Smoke-Control Systems.pdf
Provided in this chapter is information intended to assist the registered design professional (RDP), the commissioning agent, the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ), and the installing contractor in the proper commissioning of smoke-control systems.

Life Safety Code (NFPA 101)

NFPA 101 Supplement 1 - Case Histories.pdf
This supplement illustrates how historically significant fires have led to improvements in the Life Safety Code.

NFPA 101 Supplement 2 - Extracts from ASME Elevator Code and Handbook.pdf
This supplement provides the reader with detailed information on elevator emergency operation and signaling devices. It consists of extracted material from ASME A17.1, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, 2007, and its accompanying handbook.

NFPA 101 Supplement 3 - Fire Tests for Life Safety Code Users.pdf
This supplement is written to assist the reader in determining the applicability of fire test standards, especially those found in the Life Safety Code.

Installation of Standpipe, Private Hydrant and Hose Systems

This is a historical list of NFPA 14 standards and is supplied for the purpose of contrasting standards between publications.

NFPA 14-1996.pdf
NFPA 14-2003.pdf
NFPA 14-2010.pdf
NFPA 14-2013.pdf