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Outreach and Advocacy

The New War at Home

At all levels of government, there is an increasing focus on devising ways to prevent terrorist attacks by domestic or foreign enemies.

How NFPA is addressing emerging threats of violence

The fire service and violence  

Tools and strategies to help first responders be prepared for violent situations.

Free information and resources

Active shooters  

The Metropolitan Fire Chiefs issue position statement on "appropriate and effective responses" to deal with active shooters.

Download the position statement

Fire and smoke as a weapon  

Terrorists blaze a trail of destruction through the Taj Mahal Hotel, which they set ablaze in spectacular fashion.

How to plan, train, and coordinate response


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Fire Prevention Week

This year's campaign focuses on the importance of replacing smoke alarms every 10 years.

Free Fire Prevention Week tools and resources
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Free webinar – “The Validation of Fire Fighter PPE Cleaning”

Join us on August 30 for a free webinar on ongoing research to improve firefighter safety and health, as it relates to personal protective equipment, which is routinely exposed to toxins, chemicals, and blood-borne pathogens.

Register for this free webinar
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RESEARCH

Off-Campus Conundrum

What's the best way for the fire service to address the problem of fires in off-campus college housing?

Read about new strategies

Free report  

Fact: 86% of reported dormitory structure fires involve cooking equipment.

Download the full report

Tips and tools  

Be a "student of safety" with these campus and dorm fire prevention tips.

Get our free tip sheet, infographic

From our files  

Fraternity house fire in Chapel Hill, NC, kills five.


Download our investigation report


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Resources for your CMS requirements

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires health care facilities to meet requirements of 2012 editions of NFPA 99 and NFPA 101.

See NFPA resources to help with compliance
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Is NFPA 1 the gold standard in Rio?

NFPA's Kristin Bigda looks at how Rio prepared for the Olympics while making sure its property and people are safe.

Read her blog
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National Electrical Code®

Get it first!

The 2017 National Electrical Code® is coming!

Pre-order now and receive free tabs!

Safety improvements  

How the 2017 NEC® is expanding ground-fault protection.

Read about the changes.

Free webinar  

NFPA's Jeff Sargent discusses proposed changes to the 2017 NEC®.

Watch the webinar

Join the conversation  

Which edition of NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® do you use?


Take our poll


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Join our online community

NFPA Xchange connects you with your peers around the world and directly with NFPA staff. Visit our discussion forums, read our blogs, if you’re a member, enjoy access to exclusive content and answers to your technical questions.

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Home fire sprinklers save lives

The majority of U.S. fire deaths happen at home. Use the resources from our Fire Sprinkler Initiative to promote the life-saving necessity of fire sprinklers in all new homes.

Make the case for sprinklers requirements in your community
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Codes & Standards

Tunnel trouble

A spate of recent fire and smoke incidents in Washington, D.C.'s Metro system highlights fire and life safety concerns in subways worldwide.

Get the full story

Get the facts

NTSB report offers harsh assessment of D.C. transit organization.

Read the report

NFPA 130

The new edition helps mitigate hazards associated with fires and other hazards in subways.

Learn more about NFPA 130

Looking back

The power of resiliency: Boston and the New York City transit systems.


Read a tale of two cities


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Membership: the easiest way to stay up-to-date!

NFPA membership helps you make the right decisions on the job by giving you the latest news and information, professional connections, and access to NFPA staff who can answer your technical questions.

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Stay in the know with NFPA products and training. Purchase codes and standards, register for training, join or renew membership, or subscribe to the National Fire Codes. Members get a 10% discount!

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