Our initiatives

The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Below are initiatives that support our mission.
Fire Sprinkler Initiative logo NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative, in cooperation with many other interested individuals and organizations, encourages the use of home fire sprinklers through increased awareness and adoption of local ordinances or model codes. Home fire sprinklers give you added protection from fire and peace of mind. Although most state and local codes do not require sprinkler systems in all homes, NFPA encourages the use of home fire sprinkler systems.
Firewise-logo-250 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. The program is co-sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, the US Department of the Interior, and the National Association of State Foresters.
 Fire Adapted Communities  NFPA has reached an agreement with The US Forest Service to promote Fire Adapted Communities, a concept designed to provide citizens with information and resources to enable them to collaboratively reduce their wildfire risk. NFPA will be coordinating and delivering key messages about Fire Adapted Communities, developing a logo and relevant branding, and creating a new web site to serve as a public portal for all related resources and programs.

NFPA’s Electric Vehicle Safety Training project is a nationwide program to help firefighters and other first responders prepare for the growing number of electric vehicles on the road in the United States. The NFPA project, funded by a $4.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, provides first responders with information they need to most effectively deal with potential emergency situations involving electric vehicles.

Coalition for fire safe cigarettes

The Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes has worked to save lives and prevent injuries and devastation from cigarette-ignited fires. One hundred percent of the U.S. population will now be better protected from cigarette fires thanks to state passage of fire-safe cigarette legislation.

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