For the media - Natural disasters

From hurricanes and floods to wildfires and other natural disasters, practitioners and the public need to proactively take steps to ensure optimal safety.

Better preparation before and during an adverse event helps reduce a variety of potential hazards and helps communities recover. NFPA’s resources address emergency preparedness needs and concerns among multiple audiences, including building owners, facility managers, first responders, health care operations, electrical professionals, policy makers, and the public.

Contact: NFPA's Public Affairs office at +1 617 984-7275 for press inquiries.

Blog posts
From NFPA Journal
  • Kilauea Calamity - Months of volcanic eruptions on Hawaii’s big island challenge emergency management officials and raise questions about how to prepare for such events, 2018
  • Helping hand - Richard Serino, former No. 2 at FEMA, on disasters, recovery, and how the public can play a critical role in emergency response, 2017
  • Citizen Help Thyself  - A new federal message urges civilian to accept more responsibility in emergencies – but it’s an approach that can come with risks, 2017
  • Home safe home - Why and how FEMA went “above and beyond” by providing home fire sprinklers in its emergency housing, 2017
  • Built Safe - How architectural engineers and NFPA are working together to create a more resilient built environment
News releases
  • New checklist helps electricians assess whether damaged electrical systems should be repaired or replaced after a natural disaster, 2019
  • The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalize rule dealing with emergency preparedness, 2016