NFPA's Take: Fire Departments and the Codes & Standards Development Process

Public participation in the development of NFPA's codes and standards is essential. All NFPA codes and standards are revised and updated every three to five years in revision cycles that begin twice each year and that normally take approximately two years...

6.) Fire service specialized information through the Fire Service Today website. Go to and read our blog updated weekly by the public fire protection division staff . There are links to sign up to receive all updates as well as listen to recent podcasts of topics focused on fire service issues.

So take the opportunity to get involved in the code writing process. Consider this your invitation!

AMY BEASLEY CRONIN is the Division Manager of NFPA Codes and Standards Administration and Secretary to the Standards Council in Quincy, MA. She has been with the NFPA for 14 years. Prior to NFPA, Amy worked for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as a research engineer. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and a Masters of Engineering Management from Western New England College. Amy has a special interest in the fire service, as her husband, Brad Cronin serves as a firefighter in Newport, RI.