National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards

Many of NFPA's standards are written as model codes that can be adopted by governmental jurisdictions.  Some of the same standards are commonly referenced in specifications.  The most common of the latter is:

NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code.

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NFPA National Fire Codes, Subscription Service.

This publication is an annual subscription to the full text of almost all NFPA standards. It is available via CD-ROM, online, or in looseleaf binders. The CD-ROM or hardcopy includes semi-annual updates, plus annual meeting comments. On-line version is updated continuously and includes a newsletter.