RedVector JCOM-00045

2023 NEC Changes: Fire Pumps and Emergency Systems

2023 NEC Changes: Fire Pumps and Emergency Systems

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: JCOM-00045

SME: Ryan Jackson

Are you up to date on changes to the 2023 NEC®? This interactive online course covers changes to fire pumps and emergency systems in the 2023 National Electrical Code®. Articles covered in this course include Articles 695, 700, and 708. Article 695 covers fire pumps, Article 700 covers emergency systems, and Article 708 covers critical operations power systems. Notable changes include the following items. New and revised definitions were added in Article 100 that apply to emergency systems. A new requirement for redundant transfer equipment was added to 700.5, Transfer Equipment. A new section for systems supplied by Class 2 circuits was added to 700.11, Class 2 Systems. And new requirements for cybersecurity were added to 708.7, Cybersecurity. By the end of the course, learners will understand the critical regulations, best practices, and safety considerations for fire pumps and emergency systems outlined in 2023 NEC®.
Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Explain what Article 695 does and does not cover according to 695.1 
  • List the new requirements for raceway fittings for fire pumps in 695.6 
  • Recall the voltage drop requirements for fire pumps in 695.7 
  • State when surge protection is not required for fire pump controllers in 695.15 
  • Recall the new and revised definitions in Article 100 that apply to emergency systems 
  • Discuss the changed testing and commissioning requirements for emergency systems in 700.3  
  • List the requirements for parallel sources of emergency power in 700.4 
  • Recall the changes for transfer equipment for emergency systems in 700.5 
  • State the requirements for Class 2 lighting and emergency systems in 700.11 and 700.27 
  • Explain the listing requirements for luminaires in emergency systems in 700.24 
  • Discuss the selective coordination requirements of 700.32 for emergency systems 
  • List the cybersecurity requirements in 708.7 for critical operations power systems 
Ryan Jackson Photo
Ryan Jackson is a combination inspector in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area. He began his career as a carpenter while in high school, and began doing electrical work at the age of 18. At the age of 23 Ryan landed his first job as an electrical inspector, and subsequently became certified in building, plumbing, and mechanical inspection, as well as building and electrical plan review. Two years after becoming an inspector, he was approached by a friend in the area asking him to fill in at an electrical seminar for him. After his first class he was hooked, and is now a highly sought after seminar instructor. Ryan has taught in several states, and loves helping people increase their understanding of the Code.


He has been involved in writing and editing over 25 books on the National Electrical Code, and has taught the subject in multiple states and for multiple colleges and universities. He is self-employed as an NEC® consultant and inspector.

When Ryan isn’t working, he can often be found in his garage turning wood on his lathe, in his basement exercising, or any quiet place where he can dive into a book. He is also a rabid University of Utah football fan. Ryan married his high school sweetheart, Sharie, and they have two beautiful children together: Kaitlynn and Aaron.
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