Houston Fire Department

Standards and Codes

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For additional information on Houston Fire Department Standards and Codes, contact the HFD Fire Marshal's Office at 832.394.6900 or by mail at 1801 Smith, Ste. 600 Houston, TX 77002.

The Standards

1 - Fire Extinguishers - Rev 05 effective 05/01/2012.pdf

2 - Inspection and Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Equipment, Effective Date 5/13/2011.pdf

3 - Fire Dept Access, Rev 05 Effective Date 05/01/2012.pdf

4 - Access Gates, Rev 03 Effective Date 05/01/2012.pdf

5 - Key Boxes, Rev 02 Effective Date 05/01/2012.pdf

-- Electric Fence Registration Form (Word .doc or .pdf)

6 - Fire Depsoitory Boxes, Rev 03 Effective Date 05/01/2012.pdf)

7 - High Rise Fire Safety Plans, Effective Date 05/01/2012.pdf

8 - Fire Drills, Rev 4 Effective Date 12/31/10.pdf

9 - Marking of Fire Hydrants, Rev 03 12/31/10.pdf

10 - LP Gas and Open Flame Use, Effective Date 05/01/2012.pdf

11 - Roofing Operations, Rev 04 Effective Date 05/01/2012.pdf

12 - Fireworks Displays, Rev 04 Effective Date 05/01/2012.pdf

13 - Outside Protected Aboveground Tanks for Generators and Fire Pumps, Rev 04 05/01/2012.pdf

14 - Unattended Service Stations, Rev. 03 Effective Date 05/01/2012.pdf

15 - Mobile Refueling and Wet Hosing, Rev.03 Effective Date 05/01/2012.pdf

16 - Open Burning and Recreational Fires, Rev 04 Effective Date 05/01/2012.pdf

17 - Tire Chipping, Rev 03 Effective Date 05/01/2012.pdf

18 - High-Rise Fire Safety Plan Approval, Rev 03 Effective Date 05/01/2012.pdf

19 - Raw Wood Waste Processing, Rev 03 Effective Date 05/01/2012.pdf

20 - Automatic Excess Gas Flow Shut-Off Devices This standard has been rescinded by City Council and is no longer valid nor in use.

21 - Security Gates/Grilles use on Assembly Occupancy has been rescinded by the Fire Marshal, effective May, 15, 2007.

22 - Tents and Other Membrane Structures, Rev 02 Effective Date 05/01/2012.pdf

23 -Mid-Rise Atrium Plan Approval, Rev 02 Effective Date 12/31/10.pdf

25 - Safety Inspections for Vehicles on Display Indoors effective 05/01/2012.pdf