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NFPA Fire Science and Technology Educators Membership Section

FSTE membership helps tailor your NFPA benefits to your industry and puts you in direct contact with a worldwide network of peers in your profession. You can call on full and adjunct faculty, administrators, and instructors of fire science, technology, and life safety education programs in institutions of higher learning to solve problems, share expertise, and stay current on the latest technical advances. Plus, FSTE gives you firsthand access to new ideas that can enhance your own research initiatives, your department's curriculum, teaching materials and educational methods.

Advance your career through CEUs, educational seminars, and professional development critical to your success on the job. Plus, Section leadership and publication opportunities help you build credentials and enhance your reputation as an expert in your field. 

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Membership in FSTE is open to any NFPA member who is an instructor, an administrator, or a full or adjunct faculty member at an institution of higher education; and others who are interested in the objectives of the Section.

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Section objectives

The Fire Science and Technology Educators Section was authorized by the NFPA Board of Directors on June 22, 1976 and organized on November 15, 1976.

Membership in the Fire Science and Technology Educators Section is contingent upon membership in NFPA and shall be limited to full and adjunct faculty, instructors, and administrators at institutions of higher education and such other persons as the Executive Board determines to be in the interest of the section.

Objectives of the section as set forth in its constitution are as follows:

  1. Advance professionalism in the field of fire protection, encouraging educational goals at institutions of higher education.
  2. Hold periodic meetings for the purpose of discussing problems and exchanging information of concern with members.
  3. Develop qualification guidelines for fire science and technology educators at institutions of higher education.
  4. Study, develop, and assess curriculum, teaching materials, and educational methods.
  5. Develop and disseminate information such as:
    • Directories of educational institutions, meetings, and courses in fire science and technology.
    • Technical advances in fire science.
  6. Stimulate and participate in research and development in furtherance of the objective of NFPA.
  7. Undertake such other projects as may be authorized in the interest of the section and NFPA.

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