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NFPA 1917 Update

Jul 24, 2012

The Chair of the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 1917 Committee on Ambulances has advised that the date of publication of the 1917 standard has been delayed until approximately August 9th, but the effective date of January 1, 2013 will remain the same. The Standard was originally scheduled to publish around the end of last month, but it has now been postponed due to several last minute motions that were introduced under NFPA’s Notice of Intent to Make a Motion (NITMAM) process. All of the motions were denied during the annual meeting where NITMAMs are procedurally handled, so there are no changes to the document, but there is an appeals process that must elapse before the Standard can be published. Assuming there are no appeals, the final version of the document should be available for purchase after the first week of August. Interested parties can receive e-mail updates about NFPA 1917 by signing up here.