Code officials, fire service, associations, businesses, support coalition’s initiative to urge adoption of current codes to provide public safety in the built environment

July 5, 2012 -- More than 160 code officials, fire officers, architects, plan reviewers, organizations and businesses have shown their support for the Coalition for Current Safety Codes (CCSC), and the number is growing daily. The coalition is advancing public safety in the built environment by advocating states and municipal jurisdictions adopt current building, fire prevention, sustainable, electrical and life safety codes. The alliance, announced on June 5, was formed by the International Code Council (ICC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

“We are never done with the work of protecting our homes, businesses and other structures,” said NFPA President Jim Shannon and ICC CEO Rick Weiland in a joint statement. “For more than 100 years, building codes in the United States have evolved to incorporate critical safeguards for building occupants based on the most current building science, and they must be continually improved. This initiative is advancing public safety by advocating for the adoption of current building, sustainability, electrical and life safety codes.” 

Individuals, associations and businesses who want to advance safety by advocating for the adoption of current safety codes are invited to demonstrate their support for the coalition’s initiatives. To be a part of the alliance, go to http://www.coalition4safety.org/involve.html.

About the International Code Council (ICC)
The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe and sustainable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 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.

Contacts:       

Lorraine Carli, NFPA
Public Affairs Office: +1 617 984-7275    

Josh Batkin, ICC
+1 888 ICC-SAFE (422-7233), x6250

NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)
1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471 USA
Telephone: +1 617 770-3000 Fax: +1 617 770-0700