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20th state adopts latest edition of NFPA 1 fire code (3/6)

The state of Wisconsin has adopted the most recent edition of NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code™. The adoption became effective on March 1, 2008.

“Today, perhaps more than ever, it is essential to provide the latest tools and training to the firefighters and building professionals charged with protecting people from fire,” said Joe Hertel, program manager of the safety and buildings division, Department of Commerce. “This code adoption will help to ensure that the people and buildings of Wisconsin are getting the best protection possible.”

NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code has now been adopted statewide in 20 U.S. states. The document provides requirements necessary to establish a reasonable level of fire safety and property protection from hazards created by fire and explosion. It addresses basic fire prevention requirements and references or extracts the fire prevention and protection aspects of many other National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards.

Wisconsin has participated in training and is scheduled for future trainings through programs developed by NFPA and offered to states that have adopted NFPA 1 and other key NFPA codes and standards. Instruction provided by NFPA technical experts covers the codes’ requirements and how they can be utilized and enforced. This training and the associated codebooks are free to government code enforcement officials.

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