NFPA- National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating death, injury, property and economic losses as a result of fires, electrical accidents and other related causes. As of 2018, the NFPA states that it has 50,000 members and 9,000 volunteers working with the organization through its 250 technical committees.

 

The organisation’s official mascot Sparky the Fire Dog promotes fire safety education for children. The NFPA provides information on more than 300 compliance codes and standards, research, training, education, access and representation; and by working with others who are interested in advancing the work. The goal of such Fire Watch Services is to help save lives and reduce the loss of knowledge, knowledge and love.

 

Catalog

The NFPA’s online catalog provides direct access to customers to purchase NFPA codes and standards, related products, and community tutorials. Download the print catalog. (PDF)

 

Codes and Standards

The NFPA is widely known as an organization of codes and standards – that is at the core of what we do, and will always be. The goal is to provide you with the knowledge and experience you need to do your job well in today’s ever-changing environment. The codes and 300 standards are designed to reduce fire hazards and impacts by establishing a method of construction, processing, design, service, and installation worldwide. More than 250 technical committees, comprising nearly 9,000 volunteers, reviewed public opinion and voted on reviews by a process approved by the American National Standards Institute. NFPA provides free online access to its codes and standards.

 

Public Education

As part of the NFPA’s goal of eliminating death, injury, property and economic losses due to fire, electricity and other hazards, the NFPA is developing easy-to-use educational programs, tools, and resources for all ages and audiences.

 

Fire Prevention Week is an annual campaign that addresses the issue of fire safety.

Learn Not to Burn® discusses the main causes of injuries and deaths of children.

Remember When® addresses the underlying causes of injuries and deaths in adults.

Sparky the Fire Dog® is the official mascot of the NFPA.

Access and Representation

The Fire Sprinkler Initiative promotes the use of home fire sprinklers with additional awareness and acceptance of local regulations or model codes.

The Firewise Communities program promotes local fire safety solutions by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, engineers, firefighters, and others in an effort to protect people and property from wildfires.

Training

NFPA training includes a variety of easy ways to access codes and training standards and earn CEUs. Choose from classroom training, online training, on-site training, seminars and certifications.

 

The seminars provide insight into the meaning, purpose, and proper use of fire and electrical safety codes.

The NFPA regulates professional certification systems that include Certified Fire Watch Guards, a Certified Fire Inspector, and a Certified Fire System Inspector.

The NFPA & Expo’s annual conference encourages the exchange of ideas among members of the Society. New and updated NFPA codes and standards are also discussed and voted on at these meetings.

The NFPA develops a wide range of documents, guidelines, and other materials aimed at firefighters as well as other safety and health of first responders.

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