April 6, 2011 – Michigan has updated its adoption of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) NFPA 1, Fire Code, the comprehensive industry standard for fire code regulation and hazard management. The adoption became effective on March 18, 2011.
“By adopting this updated edition of NFPA 1, Michigan has ensured that firefighters, builders, and other professionals responsible for life and building safety will have the necessary resources available as they work to protect people and property from fire and other dangers,” said Russ Sanders, NFPA regional director.
Recognized worldwide and adopted statewide in 19 states, NFPA 1 provides requirements necessary to establish a reasonable level of fire safety and property protection from hazards created by fire and explosion. Its primary purposes are to address basic fire prevention requirements and to reference or extract the fire prevention and protection aspects of many other NFPA codes and standards.
Michigan will also be participating in trainings through programs developed by NFPA and offered to states that have adopted NFPA 1 and other key NFPA codes and standards. Instruction provided by NFPA technical experts covers the codes’ requirements and the numerous ways they can be utilized and enforced. This training is free to government code enforcement officials.
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