I stand by my answer: there is no direct labor management representation on the 1901 committee. Some of the individuals may work for agencies who have strong union presense, but there isn't a IAFF or other union representative on the committee.
Respectfully, no Labour Representation? Are you OK with your answer? Are your sure? I will let that go for the time being.... however ..... it might be enlightening for us to understand just who the NPFA may be and what MAY be their intent.....and agenda?
I'm not sure if you understand this, and if you do, my apologies. The NPFA has many, many technical committees that handle everything from safety to rehab to fire extinguishers to building codes to fire apparatus design to technical rescue standards (and hundreds of other items as well). The goal of these committees is to provide a recognized industry standard for items that have a direct impact on the public for fire-safety related matters, as well as to firefighters providing life safety standards, and also the manufacturers that are building the equipment that we use to provide our services.
Again, my point of view here is one who was on the inside over 40 years ago, did my time and now am looking back through that door long vacated with the eyes of a very old school individual. The NFPA is made up of certain selected fire officials, many fire apparatus manufactures and perhaps Union Representation. Kinda like the Fox guarding the hen house? Or the lunatics running Bedlam? Perhaps my comparisons are overly harsh and if so, my apologies. HB of CJ (old coot)
Are you talking about the NFPA in general or just on fire apparatus? On fire apparatus, FAMA and FDSOA come to mind. In other standards (NFPA 1, NFPA 70, NFPA 101), BOCA and the NEC come to mind. I'm sure others can provide their thoughts as well on that.
Question at large because I do not know. Are there any other organisations who do what the NFPA does? Besides the August benevolent ISO that is. We do not want to open that Insurance Industry Fire Service can of worms. Different aspect for sure. Are there any other better or newer ways of "Doing Business"? Thank you for your time.