Code Update From Chief Perdue: NFPA 1061& NFPA 1221 to Be Combined to Form a New Standard: NFPA 1225


Posted on October 21, 2019
NFPA 1225 is open for public input

I know that most of you reading this are familiar with NFPA 1221: The Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems. The 2016 ​and 2019 editions of that standard contain the requirements for public safety in-building communications enhancement systems.

Well, an important change is taking place in the future that will make NFPA 1221 as you know it to no longer be in existence. 

As part of the consolidation plan at NFPA, Standards NFPA 1061 and NFPA 1221 will be combined to form a new standard known as NFPA 1225.  NFPA 1225 is in a custom cycle due to the Emergency Response and Responder Safety Document Consolidation Plan as approved by the NFPA Standards Council. The new document NFPA 1225 is open for public input with a closing date of November 15, 2019.

The SBC Codes and Standards Work group is currently soliciting very specific code change proposals along with detailed justification for the proposed change and a concise reason statement from interested parties.  After evaluation by the work group, the work group will prepare a submittal under the SBC umbrella.