This program provides information to assist the Fire Service charged with responsibilities for fire and life safety on a construction site to follow best practices. Builders and building officials will also benefit from the information provided. The purpose is to reduce the risk of injuries and losses from fire. The information applies to the design and planning stages as well as the actual construction phase of buildings. Many hazards can be addressed before they become an issue by adoption of best practices and rigorous code enforcement. The primary focus of this program is on large buildings during construction. Other topics that include demolition, alterations, renovations, repair and maintenance, as well as newly-completed buildings will be discussed. This program provides guidance that is based on compliance with Chapter 33 of the 2021 International Fire Code, Chapter 33 of the 2021 International Building Code, and NFPA Standards 1 and 241.
Funding provided in part by the Softwood Lumber Board.