NFPA Codes and International Codes

Knowing safety codes and knowing how they change and update in today’s fast-moving, technologically based society is a crucial part of the firefighting professional’s job. Today, just knowing the current codes as they pertain to every aspect of building safety isn’t enough. Today’s emergency professional must keep up with every technological advance in the current environment. That’s why The Firefighters Bookstore has dedicated this section of the site to books and educational materials that offer the latest updates on both NFPA Codes and International Codes. Let’s review the kinds of books and information offered here to enhance the firefighting professional’s skills and knowledge base. 

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code Handbook, 2012, by NFPA, is the bible for professionals seeking a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of current safety codes. The information in this handbook provides everything needed for emergency workers who need to hit the ground running with all compliance information at their fingertips. The information provided in this book is crucial for avoiding dangerous and costly mistakes in a life-threatening emergency situation where every second counts. This book was written by leading authorities in the safety field, and provides a wealth of information in an easy to read and scan structure that includes numerous tables, charts and illustrations to provide greater visual understanding of NFPA code provisions.

NFPA 70: National Electrical Code, 2011 Edition, is another crucial tool for staying up to date on current electrical codes. This book includes all the comprehensive requirements for electrical wiring and equipment, as well as laying out all the changes made in codes to meet consumer demands for more green energy equipment. Other sections include an overview of workplace safety recommendations and provisions on electrical installations that go above 600 volts. 

Other books in this section on NFPA Codes include comprehensive works on wet and dry chemical extinguishing systems, disaster/emergency management programs, a guide to fire and explosion investigations, and much, much more. 

The other part of this section of the site offers books and materials that pertain to International Codes. This includes books on mechanical, plumbing, fuel gas and building codes. 

The 2012 International Building Code, by the International Building Council, is a broad scope handbook that includes key code information on all types of buildings with the exception of detached one and two family homes under three stories. The information in this book has been adopted for use in all 50 states in the U.S., as well as in Washington, D.C. 

The 2012 International Fuel Gas Code, by the International Code Council walks the reader through the details of fuel gas systems and gas appliances, with an emphasis on their functions and performance requirements. 

The 2012 International Plumbing Code, by the International Code Council, provides an extensive overview of all the minimum regulations for plumbing facilities, as they pertain to performance objectives. This detailed handbook also offers important information on what’s needed in the acceptance of innovative products and systems. 

This section of The Fireman’s Bookstore offers an extensive selection of books geared to keeping fire professional’s completely up to date on pertinent codes information. Take a look and see--the books contained here are a must-have for the emergency professional.