Guide for Structural Firefighting


  • Increase your understanding and ability to fight structural fires by following the strategic and tactical guidance provided by the new NFPA 1700®.

    It's crucial that fire fighting methods and procedures are developed based on data from documented fire investigations, research, and fire dynamics testing to help ensure maximum effectiveness. NFPA 1700, Guide for Structural Fire Fighting, is the first safety document bridging the gap of fire dynamics research and its application in providing information relative to strategy, tactics, and best practices for controlling and extinguishing fires within a structure.

    The debut 2021 edition combines trusted industry knowledge with the latest science-based research to help improve the ability to safely and efficiently suppress fires in structures.

    This all-new NFPA® guide is the product of input from representatives from the fire services, insurance providers, industry textbook publishers, special experts, and a number of individuals actively engaged in fire dynamics research. The document addresses fire control within a structure through a fundamental understanding of fire science and dynamics primarily covered in NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations. NFPA 1700 also draws from the most recent information available from recognized research agencies and a broad overview of building construction and structural considerations.

    Chapters are dedicated to:

    • Establishing a strategy with tactical considerations to provide for effective search, rescue, and fire suppression operations
    • The protection of fire fighters from environments immediately dangerous to life and health by reinforcing the need for personal protective equipment and methodologies for contamination control
    • Civilian and responder safety in and around structural fire scenes

    Help ensure you and your organization have access to the leading guidance on interacting within a structure on fire.

    NFPA 1700, Guide for Structural Fire Fighting, is your source for proven fire-fighting strategies, tactics, and tasks supported by science-based research. Get up to date with the best techniques and methods by ordering your 2021 first edition copy today.

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