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NH State Fire Code

The NH State Fire Code is available online by clicking on the following link:

It explains a number of adopted requirements, and it also references codes published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). These codes are produced through consensus committee, re-written and reviewed every three years, and the State has adopted them with some changes through the administrative rule process.

You may also download an Adobe version of the NH State Fire Code by clicking the link below:

The most commonly used codes are NFPA 101, The Life Safety Code® and NFPA 1, The Fire Prevention Code. These codes reference various editions of other codes in order to cover all applicable uses of the code. The NH State Fire Code will reference a particular edition of the NFPA publication, and this publication will reference a particular edition of a separate edition. Please reference the NH State Fire Code Web site or call the office at (603) 223-4289 in order to determine the current code edition which is being enforced. When submitting plans for review, please make sure the proper code is followed and referenced in the documents and drawings which are delivered to the office.

The codes are available for review at our office, or your local fire department may make them available for you. If you wish to look at the codes at our office, please call to make an appointment. Please understand, these codes are copyrighted work of the NFPA; as such, we cannot supply a copy of any of the codes.

The referenced fire codes may be accessed for free at:

If you need a copy of an entire code, please contact:

NFPA at: National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
PO Box 9101
Quincy, MA 02269-9101

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