National Fire Protection Association Codes & Standards

An overview of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes & Standards use and availability.

The most commonly used codes are NFPA 101, The Life Safety Code® (2018 Edition) and NFPA 1, Fire Code (2018 Edition).

These codes reference various editions of other codes in order to cover all applicable uses of the code. The NH State Fire Code will reference a particular edition of the NFPA publication, and this publication will reference a particular edition of a separate edition.

Visitors to our site may access the codes published by NFPA free of charge by clicking on the link below.

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  • These codes are produced through consensus committee, re-written and reviewed every three years, and the State has adopted them with some changes through the administrative rule process. There is no charge to view the codes online.

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The codes are also available for review at our office, or your local fire department may make them available for you.

If you wish to look at the codes at our office, please call to make an appointment. Please understand, these codes are copyrighted work of the NFPA; as such, we cannot supply a copy of any of them.

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