At its April 2015 meeting, the Council reviewed the request of Richard Dyer, Kansas City, Missouri, that NFPA establish a new project to develop an NFPA Standard on fire control of structures based upon fire dynamics.
After review of all the material before it, the Council voted to solicit public comments of need for the project, information on resources on the subject matter, those interested in participating, if established, and other organizations actively involved with the subject. The proposed Technical Committee scope and title is as follows:
- PROPOSED COMMITTEE TITLE: Technical Committee on Fundamentals of Fire Control Within a Structure Utilizing Fire Dynamics
- PROPOSED COMMITTEE SCOPE: This Committee shall have primary responsibility for documents relating to techniques and methods used in firefighting based on accepted scientific principles and research in the field of fire dynamics.
The scope of this project would be primarily focused on creating a guide for structural fire fighting. Currently, there is no North American document that has been created utilizing the ANSI consensus process to establish recommended procedures for suppressing fires within structures. The document would be designed to assist governmental, military and private industry fire fighters who are charged with suppressing structural fires with recommended procedures, including strategy and tactics, for combating fires within all types of structures.
A new committee including career and volunteer fire fighters, fire chiefs, fire trainers/educators, fire protection engineers and fire scientists would be needed to develop this guide.