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The work of the CFPA Europe guideline commission

The European fire protection associations have decided to produce common guidelines

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The European fire protection associations have decided to produce common guidelines in order to achieve similar interpretation in the European countries and to give example of acceptable solutions, concepts and models. The guidelines reflect best practice developed by the countries of CFPA Europe. The CFPA E has the aim to facilitate and support fire and natural hazards protection and security work in the European countries, but where the guidelines and the national requirement conflict, national requirement must apply.

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All copyrights are reserved to CFPA E and members. Copies and reprints of the text and of large extracts are authorized under the following conditions:

  • with indication of the original titles.
  • with indication of CFPA-E.
  • with respect of the general contexts of the guideline.

Only minimal changes due to translation are authorized.

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Fire protection of temporary buildings on construction sites
Fire protection of temporary buildings on construction sites

CFPA E Guideline No. 26: 2010 F

Securing the operational readiness of fire control systems
Securing the operational readiness of fire control systems

CFPA E Guideline No 23:2010 F

Procedure to certify CFPA-E Fire Safety Specialists in Building Design
Procedure to certify CFPA-E Fire Safety Specialists in Building Design

CFPA E Guideline No 40:2022 F

Fire protection in schools
Fire protection in schools

CFPA E Guideline No 39: 2021 F

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The guideline contains the fire safety requirements for all kind of schools with more than 30 people, excluding nurseries.

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Fire safety recommendations for short-term rental
Fire safety recommendations for short-term rental

CFPA E Guideline No 38: 2021 F

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The guideline applies to all short term rental structures, excluding hotels and similar. Due to the great variety of these structures, the guideline has been divided in two parts, the first including a few simple and low-cost safety requirements, and the second including some additional recommended safety measures. A checklist has been added, in order to help the inspection of the structures.

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Emergency power supplies
Emergency power supplies

CFPA E Guideline No 34: 2015 F

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This Guideline outlines practical measures that can be taken to reduce the number of fires associated with emergency power generating equipment. The guidance applies to the use of fixed and portable generators and to uninterruptable power supplies that are often provided for computer installations and associated equipment.

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Evacuation of people with disabilities
Evacuation of people with disabilities

CFPA E Guideline No 33: 2015 F

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This guideline describes the measurements that should be considered when designing public premises that are accessible for people with disabilities.

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Treatment and storage of waste and combustible secondary raw materials
Treatment and storage of waste and combustible secondary raw materials

CFPA E Guideline No 32: 2014 F

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These specifications substantiate the fire protection requirements and measures to be considered for recycling plants and mechanical-biological waste treatment plants from a general point of view and they are based on state-of-the-art fire protection expertise. They include specifications that help reduce fire hazards and their effects.

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Protection against self-ignition and explosions in handling and storage of silage and fodder in farms
Protection against self-ignition and explosions in handling and storage of silage and fodder in farms

CFPA E Guideline No 31:2021 F

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This guideline in intended to provide farmers themselves an adequate understanding of the phenomena of self-ignition and explosion and the prevention measures that can take to achieve an acceptable level of safety.

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Basic principles of fire safety of historical buildings
Basic principles of fire safety of historical buildings

CFPA E Guideline No 30:2021 F

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This guideline provides knowledge about simple, basic, low-cost actions, which can be done to protect historic buildings from fire. 

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Protection of paintings: Transport, exhibition and storage
Protection of paintings: Transport, exhibition and storage

CFPA E Guideline No 29: 2019 F

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The purpose of the guideline is to describe fire safety measures, applied specifically to the protection of paintings during transport, exhibition and storage.

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Fire safety in laboratories
Fire safety in laboratories

CFPA E Guideline No 28:2012 F

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This guideline provides recommendations to supplement national regulations for fire safety in laboratories of all sizes. The guidance is directed to property protection and business continuity, as well as life safety issues.

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CFPA Europe Guidelines Commission documents

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