The NFSA’s EOD Handbooks are a great resource for fire sprinkler contractors, layout technicians, engineers, authorities having jurisdiction, inspectors, and students.

Whether you use NFPA 13, NFPA 14, NFPA 20, NFPA 25, and the International Fire Code (IFC) daily or during a plan review, the EOD Handbook is a valuable resource that taps the extensive knowledge of the NFSA experts.

All EOD Handbooks are hardcover and bound:

  • The 2004-2018 is two-volume set of over 1,300 pages covering nearly 2,000 questions on over 585 topics.
  • The 2019-2020 is a single book of 230 pages covering 288 questions on over 160 topics.

The questions were asked by NFSA members and answered by NFSA’s subject matter experts through the Expert of the Day (EOD) program and published in a members-only monthly publication called TechNotes.

NFSA subject matter experts represent a broad range of fire sprinkler knowledge and representation in the industry. The NFSA employs professional engineers, NICET certified in water-based layout technicians, NICET certified in inspection and testing, master code professionals and certified building officials experienced in fire sprinkler systems.

The questions and answers in this latest NFSA publication covers every installation standard such as NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, NFPA 13D, NFPA 20, inspection, testing, and maintenance standards such as NFPA 25, fire pumps and water supplies in NFPA 20 and NFPA 24, model fire, building, and life safety codes such as the International Building Code (IBC) and NFPA 101, and many more.

The codes and standards on fire sprinkler design and installation are numerous. Every user, experienced or novice, has questions that no minimum code or standard could ever address. This handbook publishes detailed answers to almost 2,400 questions that have been used in the field, on drawing boards, in CAD programs, on plan reviews and during field inspections.

The 2004-2018, two-volume EOD Handbook is available for $390 or $195 for NFSA members.

The 2019-2020, single EOD Handbook is available for $198 or $99 for NFSA members.

The bundle of all EOD Handbooks, three volumes from 2004 – 2020 has a 10% discount for NFSA members.

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The searchable 100+ page index of over 700 topics aids users of the full handbook to drill down to specific answers to almost 2,400 questions

NFSA’s Expert of the Day (EOD) program is a member benefit that strives to help our members with technical responses to codes and standards questions on requirements pertaining to water-based fire protection. The EOD program has subject matter experts available each business day. Each subject matter expert has a wide range of experience representing the fire sprinkler industry on dozens of NFPA codes and standards technical committees, numerous ICC codes and committees, as well as the committees and boards of the AWWA, FM, ICC, SFPE, and UL.

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NFSA TechNotes is a twice-monthly publication to NFSA members that provides technical support and critical information on the recent and developing fire sprinkler codes and standards. This publication has roots back to 1978 and many editions can be accessed by members in the archive here.

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