Our initiatives

Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. Below are initiatives that support our mission.

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NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative encourages the use of home fire sprinklers through increased awareness and adoption of local ordinances or model codes. The campaign helps stakeholders navigate the code-making and legislative process to get sprinkler requirements in new homes passed in their communities. This website offers an array of free research and resources that help sprinkler advocates underscore the life-saving impact of home fire sprinklers

Brush, grass and forest fires don’t have to be disasters. NFPA's Firewise Communities program encourages local solutions for wildfire safety by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, firefighters, and others in the effort to protect people and property from wildfire risks.