NFPA Standards in Action: Your Voice Matters

News for the fire service

Our Standards in Action: Your Voice Matters campaign represents NFPA’s ongoing effort to actively engage the fire service in the standards that directly impact them each and every day. It also works to showcase just how our standards are used by jurisdictions in “real life” to increase public and firefighter safety. Read on to learn about one or more featured NFPA standards now accepting Public Input and/or Public Comment:

Your Voice Matters

Submit Public InputOne of the best ways for your voice to be heard is to submit Public Input (a suggested revision to a new or existing NFPA standard) or Public Comment (a suggested revision to the first draft of an NFPA standard) during their revision cycles. It’s 100% free, easy to do, and can all be done online!

The NFPA standards that most impact the fire service are organized into the following categories: Aircraft, Apparatus, Data, EMS, Hazardous Materials, Ladders/Hoses, Organizational Development, Personal Protective Equipment, Professional Qualifications, Training, and Wildland Fires.

Questions or need assistance? Please call +1 617 984-7242, or send an e-mail.

Other ways for the fire service to get involved with NFPA

  • Technical Committees: Learn how to apply for an NFPA Technical Committee or Panel that develop and revise NFPA’s codes and standards every three to five years.
  • NFPA Conference & Expo is the largest annual event of its kind for the fire and life safety community, offering tremendous opportunities to network with members of the fire service throughout the country, and to stay apprised of the latest in firefighting techniques, standards, practices and technologies.
  • NFPA membership: As a member of NFPA, you have access to a wealth of resources and information, including technical support, codes and standards alerts, technology updates and professional connection that help you make the right choices on the job, and to prepare for possible outcomes.

You may already know NFPA better than you think!

  • NFPA publishes the National Electrical Code® (NEC), which has been adopted in all 50 states.
  • NFPA publishes the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code® which sets the standard for smoke alarm requirements in commercial and residential buildings nationwide.
  • NFPA publishes the Life Safety Code®, which has been adopted in approximately 30 states. All healthcare facilities seeking accreditation follow NFPA 101 because it’s linked to the nation’s federal funding program.
  • NFPA is the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week.
  • The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you wear on the job, as well as the apparatus you use, including fire hoses and engines, is designed in accordance with NFPA standards.