||Milosh T. Puchovsky, Kenneth E. Isman
||National Fire Protection Association
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NFPA 25 was introduced in 1992 to promote these activities and certain sections specifically pertain to fire pumps. NFPA recognizes that an installation standard such as NFPA 20 or maintenance document such as NFPA 25 must be suitable for enforcement and, as a result, must be concise and without explanatory text. Additionally, it must be acknowledged that such standards cannot be written to cover every situation that could be encountered. Therefore, NFPA 20 and NFPA 25 must be applied with judgment, the application of good sense, and an awareness of the rationale for the requirements. To assist in this task, NFPA, in partnership with the NFSA, has developed the Fire Pump Handbook. The present publication is intended to provide users of NFPA 20 and applicable portions of NFPA 25 with background information on certain requirements. The book also contains some suggestions on how certain provisions of the standards can be implemented effectively. The contents of the handbook are intended to provide users of NFPA 20 and NFPA 25 with a better understanding and appreciation of the documents. However, the reader is cautioned to look upon the commentary and other supporting information as views of the editors and contributing authors. Only the contents of NFPA 20 and NFPA 25 are considered the official position of NFPA.