July 5, 2006 – National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) President James M. Shannon recently signed a significant licensing agreement with one of the four research institutes in China, Tianjin Fire Research Institute, for the translation of over 30 codes, handbooks and reference materials.
“NFPA’s agreement with the Tianjin Fire Research Institute greatly broadens the reach of fire prevention messages and safety practices within the international community,” said Shannon. “The materials that are being translated under this agreement are valuable resources that will certainly contribute to making the Chinese safer from fire in the future.”
NFPA has also renewed a memorandum of understanding with a long-time strategic partner, China Fire Protection Association.
NFPA has been active in China for more than a decade. For the past three years NFPA has had official representation in China and is in the process of formally opening an office in Bejing this year.
NFPA has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, building, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization 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.
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