A new proposed document NFPA 1730 Deployment and Organization of Fire Prevention Activities is accepting Public Input until September 9, 2013. NFPA's Steven Sawyer offers the details:
The scope and purpose of NFPA 1730 are:
1.1.1 This standard contains minimum requirements relating to the organization and deployment of fire prevention inspection and code enforcement, plan review, investigation, and public education operations to the public.
1.1.2 The requirements address functions and objectives of fire prevention organizations (FPO) service delivery, capability and resources.
1.1.3 This standard contains minimum requirements of a community risk assessment (CRA), adequate program selection, managing resources, records management, training, communications, and health
1.1.4 This standard addresses the strategic and policy issues involving the organization and deployment of a fire prevention programs and does not address methods for carrying out specific fire
prevention services, activities and programs.
1.2.1 The purpose of this standard is to specify the minimum criteria addressing the effectiveness and efficiency of the public FPO of fire prevention inspection and code enforcement, plan review, investigation, and public education operations to the public by fire departments and other organization.
To view the draft and other information go to www.nfpa.org/1730 click on the next edition tab their you will fin information on meetings, agendas, the preliminary draft and a link to provide your input electronically.