Technical Meeting

As you know, 2020 was a year of uncertainty and it appears that will continue well into 2021. Although we were looking forward to seeing you in person in June, we cannot provide a safe experience for all to participate and have cancelled the 2021 NFPA Conference & Expo®. However, while we won’t come together in June, the 2021 NFPA Technical Meeting will take place electronically. With new features planned to enhance the 2020 electronic experience, the 2021 Technical Meeting will again ensure that the elements core to the NFPA process are preserved.

As more details are finalized, they will be posted on this page which serves as the go-to source of information for the 2021 NFPA Technical Meeting. Please check back regularly for updates and all information you will need to participate.

In the meantime, please note the following deadlines for standards eligible for action at the 2021 Technical Meeting:

April 26, 2021: Deadline for Notice of Intent to Make a Motion (NITMAM) on Standards in Emergency Response and Responder Safety Group 1 custom cycle.


February 17, 2021: Deadline for Notice of Intent to Make a Motion (NITMAM) on Standards in Annual 2021 cycle.

The following Annual 2021 Standards did not receive NITMAMs: NFPA 12, NFPA 13D, NFPA 13R, NFPA 20, NFPA 24, NFPA 40, NFPA 80A, NFPA 101A, NFPA 110, NFPA 150, NFPA 232, NFPA 241, NFPA 400, NFPA 951, NFPA 1124, NFPA 1125, NFPA 1581, NFPA 1582, NFPA 1583, NFPA 1584, NFPA 1877, NFPA 1977, and NFPA 1984. Anyone wishing to appeal, may do so by March 8, 2021 to the Secretary, Standards Council in accordance with the Regulations. Please see individual standards pages for more information.

October 7, 2020: The Report of the Motions Committee addresses two Fall 2020 Standards with Certified Amending Motions for consideration at the 2021 NFPA Technical Meeting: NFPA 318 and NFPA 501; and provides a list of NITMAMs that were not certified and a list of NITMAMs requested by the submitter to be withdrawn.

Consent Standards:

The following Fall 2020 Standards did not receive NITMAMs and have been issued as Consent Standards: NFPA 32, NFPA 33 , NFPA 34, NFPA 35, NFPA 36, NFPA 37, NFPA 53, NFPA 79, NFPA 87, NFPA 92, NFPA 102, NFPA 170, NFPA 204, NFPA 214, NFPA 225, NFPA 418, NFPA 450, NFPA 501A, NFPA 520, NFPA 555, NFPA 901, NFPA 1802, and NFPA 1937.