Codes and Standards
NFPA is responsible for 300 codes and standards that are designed to minimize the risk and effects of fire by establishing criteria for building, processing, design, service, and installation in the United States, as well as many other countries. Its more than 200 technical code- and standard- development committees are comprised of over 6,000 volunteer seats. Volunteers vote on proposals and revisions in a process that is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). National Fire Codes® Subscription Service All Access provides individual subscribers with online access to every NFPA code and standard, Handbooks and Annotated Editions. In addition, NFPA provides free online access to its codes and standards.
Some of the most widely used NFPA codes:
NFPA devotes much of its efforts to protecting lives and property through education. The organization provides many resources for fire, electrical, and life-safety instructions. Our public education programs include:
NFPA oversees the operation of advocacy campaigns dedicated to increasing fire safety and awareness, including the Fire Sprinkler Initiative, Bringing Safety Home; the Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes™; and the Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks.
Stay current with the latest fire and life safety requirements, technologies, and practices with NFPA´s expanded training offerings.
NFPA is the premier resource for fire data analysis, research, and analysis. This data helps guide educational outreach, support the work of NFPA Technical Committees, and frames the fire-loss picture for organizations, the media, and the general public.
NFPA members are invited to maximize their membership benefits by joining one or more of our 13 industry-specific Member Sections. Section membership is FREE and included with your NFPA membership.
NFPA´s International Operations department works to develop and increase global awareness of NFPA, its mission and expertise by promoting worldwide use of NFPA’s technical and educational information.
NFPA's online catalog provides a direct way for customers to purchase NFPA codes and standards, companion products, and public education materials.
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