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NFPA Files Motion to Dismiss IAFF Lawsuit

November 13, 2023 — NFPA recently filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by the IAFF over the codes and standards process related to firefighter protective gear.

Second Draft of NFPA 1970 Posted and Open for NITMAM Through November 1, 2023

October 4, 2023 — The Technical Committee responsible for NFPA 1970 removed the xenon arc light test from the standard, not just as a stand-alone test method as proposed in the first draft of NFPA 1970, but also from the proposed multi-conditioning procedure (9.1.21). Additionally, the Committee substantively changed the multi-conditioning procedure, which they described as intended to replicate the wear and tear a typical outer shell may experience (9.1.21).

NFPA Responds to IAFF Lawsuit, Which Falsely Portrays NFPA and its Standards Development Process

March 22, 2023 — The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a self-funded nonprofit that develops over 300 fire, life, and electrical safety standards. Over more than 125 years, these standards have protected countless lives and prevented billions of dollars in property damage.

NFPA 1970

Please note: NFPA 1970 is in a custom cycle due to the Emergency Response and Responder Safety Document Consolidation Plan (consolidation plan) as approved by the NFPA Standards Council. As part of the consolidation plan, NFPA 1970 is combining Standards NFPA 1971, NFPA 1975, NFPA 1981, and NFPA 1982. For consolidated draft and revision cycle information, see the Next Edition tab.