NASA-STD-8719.11 REV A
SAFETY STANDARD FOR FIRE PROTECTION
|Publication Date:||19 November 2008|
This standard establishes requirements and responsibilities related to NASA's Fire Protection Program. It contains requirements for fire prevention, detection, control, and suppression through engineering, inspection, training, and firefighting.
Compliance with this standard is mandatory for all NASA owned/leased and/or occupied facilities, both new and existing. The individual NASA Centers are responsible for implementation and enforcement. This document establishes minimum fire and life safety requirements. NASA Centers should apply risk management to processes in order to assess their individual programs and adopt additional requirements as needed. The contracting officer and the responsible NASA Center program fire safety office shall evaluate the need for compliance with this standard at NASA Centers by contractors performing NASA work and establish compliance as a contractual requirement where deemed necessary (Requirement).
This NASA-STD is applicable to all NASA Centers, facilities, and contractor sites.
This NASA-STD has been designed to be cited in contract, program, and other Agency documents as a technical requirement or as a reference for guidance.
Any decision to waive or vary from the requirements in this NASA-STD requires the concurrence of the Chief, Safety and Mission Assurance, Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (Chief/OSMA).
Within this NASA-STD, the word "shall" indicates a mandatory requirement, the word "should" indicates that a statement is strongly recommended for implementation but not required, and the word "may" indicates an optional implementation.