Developed after a series of disastrous fires in racetrack stables, NFPA 150, Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities Code helps users evaluate the physical setting of both human and animal occupants and their level of protection in case of a fire.
For the 2019 edition, NFPA 150 has been rewritten and changed from a standard to a code, with a layout similar to NFPA 101, Life Safety Code.
The new Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities Code presents core and occupancy chapters and includes seven new animal categories, some broken down further into subcategories, each with requirements tailored to the facilities' specific hazards and safety needs.
Every aspect of fire and life safety is covered for animals in any type of animal housing facility.
The Code's fire protection and fire safety mitigation measures can be used in a variety of settings and environments, including barns, stables, kennels, animal shelters, veterinary facilities, zoos, laboratories, and racetracks. NFPA 150 addresses dependencies through a combination of requirements for:
NFPA 150 is critical for protecting animals wherever they are kept for any purpose.