National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an international non-profit organization for fire, electrical and construction safety. The association is headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts.
NFPA was founded in 1896. A few men representing various insurance companies met together to resolve problems of different standards for the fire sprinkler systems and improve their effectiveness and the safety of the public they were supposed to protect.
The main mission is to reduce the risk of fires and other natural disasters around the world through the development and maintenance of codes and standards, research, training and education. In total, the number of individual NFPA members exceeds 65,000.
Codes and standards
Association codes and standards include:
- NFPA 30, flammable and combustible liquids code;
- NFPA 70, National Electrical Code;
- NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Maintenance of Electrical Equipment;
- NFPA 70E, the standard for electrical safety in the workplace;
- NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Alarm Code;
- NFPA 77, Recommended Practice for Static Electricity;
- NFPA 101, Life Security Code;
- NFPA 704, a standard system for hazard identification of emergency response materials;
- NFPA 921, Fire and Explosive Research Manual;
- NFPA 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications;
- NFPA 1123 Code for Fireworks Display;
- NFPA 1600, Standard for Disaster Management / Emergency Management and Business Continuity Management / Program Continuity;
- NFPA 1670, Standard Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents;
- NFPA 1901, standard for an automotive fire engine.