The IAFC-VCOS developed this Compliance Matrix (pdf) to help departments understand and initiate the review process to determine key areas requiring action by the fire department. Many of these components can be achieved in a variety of ways. It is up to each agency to determine how achievement is measured. Simply indicating compliance with this document does not validate compliance. Appropriate support detail must be collected and maintained, and assurance made that any related references within the standard are complied with.
Completing this self-review is simple and straight forward. In order to help ensure accuracy, it’s advised the actual NFPA 1720 document is used in conjunction with the self-review. This matrix is not intended to replace or assure compliance with NFPA 1720: The Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medial Operations and Special Operations to the Public by Volunteer Fire Departments (2001 edition).