NFPA members are invited to maximize their membership benefits by joining one or more of our 12 industry-specific Member Sections. Section membership is free and included with your NFPA membership!
Architects, Engineers, and Building Officials (AEBO)
AEBO promotes cooperation between the architects and engineers involved in the design process, and the building officials who administer and enforce the legal regulations that apply to the built environment.
Building Fire Safety Systems
The Building Fire Safety Systems (BFSS) Section brings together members involved or interested in promoting fire safety in structures through the application of active fire and life safety systems and equipment in buildings.
The Education Section seeks to improve quality of life by reducing the incidence of fire and preventable injury, death, and property loss through education.
The Electrical Section encourages participation in and contribution to the development of the NEC, National Fire Alarm Code, and other NFPA codes and standards involving installation or use of electrical or fire alarm system equipment.
The Electrical Inspector Section provides information, resources, and collaboration for the electrical inspection community.
Fire Science and Technology Educators
The Fire Science and Technology Educators (FSTE) Section promotes the exchange of ideas and information related to curricula development, teaching resources, and program administration.
The Fire Service Section stimulates awareness of the need for continually improving programs in management, training, and education within the profession, and encourages the development of improved fire suppression equipment, apparatus, and all related facilities.
The Health Care Section promotes the exchange of information, ideas, and experiences in fire, electrical and life safety as they relate to the complex needs and requirements of hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, and other health care facilities.
Industrial Fire Protection
The Industrial Fire Protection (IFP) Section brings together professionals working in industrial settings, such as manufacturing properties, refineries, mills, mines, and utilities.
International Fire Marshals Association
The International Fire Marshals Association (IFMA) Section provides those officials engaged in the prevention of fire, the investigation of fires, and/or public fire and life safety education with an avenue to discuss items of mutual interest, provide educational and professional development opportunities, provide a resource service to the members, actively participate in the code and standards-making process, monitor fire safety issues, monitor and support research and development of solutions to fire protection and fire prevention problems at the international, national, state and local level.
Metropolitan Fire Chiefs
The Metropolitan Fire Chiefs (Metro) Section brings together fire chiefs from large metropolitan fire departments to share information and focus on major issues effecting policy changes in the U.S. and abroad.
The Research Section brings together individuals involved or interested in research related to fire safety, fire science, fire codes and standards, fire protection, and related fields.