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Section member benefits
Fire Service Section membership tailors your NFPA benefits to your profession and puts you in direct contact with a broad array of peers, including incident scene operational personnel – from command level to hands-on firefighting – fire service occupational safety and health experts, training personnel, and code enforcers. Section membership also helps you stay current on changes to the National Fire Codes® and gives you streamlined access to the most current fire protection research, code revisions, investigations, and public fire safety programs. You'll also learn about the latest innovations in equipment, training, and firefighter safety.

Advance your career through CEUs, educational seminars, and professional development critical to your success on the job. Plus, Section leadership and publication opportunities help you build credentials and enhance your reputation as an expert in your field.

Member qualifications
Membership in the Fire Service Section is open to any NFPA member who:

  1. is an active or retired member of a fire department providing public fire prevention and fire suppression services to a state, county, municipality, or organized fire district;
  2. is an active or retired member of a fire department providing fire prevention and fire suppression services to airfields and military bases;
  3. is principally engaged in the training and education of fire department members;
  4. or is a fire apparatus and equipment manufacturer, and a vendor dealing in fire department equipment or services.
Section objectives

Membership in the Fire Service Section shall be contingent upon membership in NFPA and shall be open to any member of NFPA who is:

  1. An active or retired member of a fire department providing public fire prevention, life safety education, emergency medical services, and fire suppression services to a state, county, province, municipality, or organized fire district.
  2. An active or retired member of a fire department providing fire prevention, life safety education, emergency medical services, and fire suppression services to airfields, industrial complexes, and military bases.
  3. Principally engaged in the training and education of fire department members including municipal, governmental, and industrial.
  4. A fire apparatus and equipment manufacturer or a vendor dealing in fire department equipment or services.
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