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National Fire Protection Association Codes and Standards

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2021 9:48 AM

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides free, read-only access to codes and standards, including the National Fire Code (NFPA-1) and the National Electrical Code (NFPA-70). To access codes and standards for free, click the link to access the NFPA site above and follow the steps below:

  • Select the link of the code/standard # (first column).
  • Once on the specific page, click the "Free Access" button located under the title.
  • Use the pull-down feature to select the Free Access edition available.
  • Select "View"
  • Review the agreement terms.
  • Use the "Table of Contents" or the "Next" button (bottom of page) to view the chapters/sections.

Please note:  You will be asked to "sign-in" or create a profile to access the code/standard in read-only format.

Dates Covered

Date coverage varies. The current versions of codes and standards are freely accessible. Older versions are available for purchase.

Print Counterpart

A few of these codes have been purchased in print over the years. Search the Library Catalog for print holdings.

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