NFPA launches NEC online resource for the electrical community

necconnect.org encourages learning, participation, sharing and networking

August 12, 2013 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) launched a new online destination where members of the electrical community and others interested in electrical issues can find news, information, tips, learning resources and networking opportunities related to NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®). The new website, necconnect.org, is a resource for installers and contractors, designers and engineers, code enforcers, and policy makers for all things related to the NEC. It is a place where participants can engage with others who share an interest in electrical safety. The NEC sets the standard for safe electrical installations in homes, businesses, industry and institutions.

The new site educates readers about the latest in electrical safety, wiring, guidelines, and equipment, along with upcoming electrical code updates, tips and the latest social updates from the NFPA. necconnect is a "go to" source for learning, sharing and networking with those in the business of residential and industrial electrical safety. Users of the site will have access to industry news, case studies, discussions and how-to guides with exclusive video content and featured articles from industry experts.

Access to necconnect is free and includes a constantly updated selection of on-demand multi-media presentations, industry articles and downloadable tools and technical content. Participants who opt to join by signing in, which is also free, gain access to premium content and features that are only available to subscribers. Subscribers are encouraged to become involved in creating content for the site by sharing experiences, viewpoints and offering feedback that will be used to create content that is most relevant to members of the site and will guide its growth.

About the National Electrical Code®
NFPA has been the developer and publisher of NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®) since 1911. The NEC continues to be the most widely used code for the built environment in the world, establishing the standard for safe electrical installations. The code has been adopted in nearly every state in the U.S., in many territories, and in several countries. The 2014 Edition of the NEC is the latest edition.

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. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

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