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Important dates

August 11-14: Standards Council meeting, Quincy, MA. Read the agenda.

August 22: Deadline to submit a NITMAM (Notice of Intent To Make a Motion) on Fall 2014 documents.

August 22: Deadline to submit comments on proposed TIAs (Tentative Interim Amendments) on NFPA 70, 1951, and 1971.

Safety is everybody's business

Disasters can occur anywhere, and they often occur when we least expect them. NFPA codes and standards are there to provide us with ways to prevent their occurrence, manage their impact, and protect us. One of the most notable features about NFPA’s standards development process is that it is a full, open, consensus-based process. “Full consensus” means that anybody can participate and expect fair and equal treatment. This is because safety is everybody’s business. 

NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks. Virtually every building, process, service, design, and installation in society today is affected by NFPA documents.

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