J&B Acquires Professional Publishing Programs from NFPA

January 30, 2006, Sudbury, MA - Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc. (J&B) announced today the acquisition of a large portion of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) professional reference and textbook publishing program. Included in the acquisition are approximately 100 NFPA fire service and electrical titles, including Building Construction for the Fire Service, by Francis L. Brannigan, and the bestselling Stallcup Electrical Series. The NFPA will continue to publish codes, standards, and related handbooks. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

In April 2002, J&B entered into a publishing partnership with the NFPA to publish training materials based on NFPA standards. Together, J&B and the NFPA have developed and published a line of innovative, high-quality training materials for the fire service. This acquisition will expand the existing publishing partnership, enhance J&B's fire service list, and launch a new electrical technology list for J&B.

"We couldn't be more pleased with the results of our four year partnership with the NFPA and this acquisition further enhances that winning relationship," said Clayton Jones, CEO of J&B. "We are very excited to have the opportunity to work even closer with the NFPA to expand our offerings in fire training and to apply our experience and innovative publishing strategies to the electrical field."

Included in the new electrical technology list is the Stallcup Series based on the National Electrical Code