National Fire Protection Association

Quincy, MA 7471


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1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 7471
617 770-3000
800 344-3555
617 770-0700

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The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research,training, and education.

The world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.

NFPA membership totals more than 65,000 individuals around the world.

Products and Press Releases

Props & Simulators

Vector Solutions Announces Joint Effort with the NFPA to Distribute Free Critical Training

July 19, 2024
This NFPA responder education program provides a readily accessible, game-like simulation to more than 1.2 million firefighters, helping keep them and their communities safe.
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R. David Paulison Named New Chairperson of the NFPA Board

July 3, 2024
Former FEMA and U.S. Fire administrator R. David Paulison is now the chair of the NFPA Board of Directors.
Safety & Health

NFPA Announces Award Winners

June 17, 2024
The 2024 NFPA Stars at Night Gala celebrated 14 individuals or organizations across seven award categories.
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Safety & Health

Bringing Safety Home Award Recipients Announced

May 29, 2024
The NFPA and HFSC have named Chief David Pendleton and Chief Ryan Schell as this year's honorees.
Careers & Education

NFPA Announces Appointment of Kelly Ransdell as Director of Public Education

May 14, 2024
Ransdell brings a career-long passion for public education and is a recognized expert throughout the country.
Safety & Health

NFPA Announces New Entity to Advance Safety

March 28, 2024
NFPA Global Solutions establishes NFPA Global Advisors to support expansion of the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem™.
Safety & Health

Nominations Now Being Accepted for NFPA, HFSC Bringing Safety Home Award

March 14, 2024
The award recognizes outstanding efforts by a safety advocate who diligently promotes the importance of home fire sprinklers.
Safety & Health

“Fire Training: Back to Basics” is announced as theme for Safety Stand Down

Feb. 28, 2024
The theme for the June 16-22, 2024, week emphasizes the importance of training by reinforcing proper strategies and tactics with a focus on the fundamentals.
Safety & Health

NFPA Board of Directors Appoints New Member to NFPA Standards Council

Feb. 22, 2024
Tracey Bellamy of Telgian Corporation was appointed by the Board in November 2023. He began serving a three-year term on January 1, 2024.
Division Chief of Prevention Jason Turner, Jefferson City Fire Department (l.) nominated Kyle Kittrell for the Bringing Safety Home Award.
Safety & Health

Kittrell Receives 2023 Bringing Safety Home Award

Kyle Kittrell was recognized by the NFPA and HFSC for outstanding efforts by a safety advocate who diligently promotes the importance of home fire sprinklers.

Articles & News

CORE Construction
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The Concept of Clean Fire Stations in 2022

July 18, 2022
Firehouse Special Projects Editor Janet Wilmoth details her presentation at the recent Arizona Fire Chiefs Association/Arizona Fire District Chiefs Association conference.
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Careers & Education

Scuttlebutt 2/22

Feb. 14, 2022
Billing itself as “The World’s Largest Firefighting Museum,” the Hall of Flame Museum in Phoenix celebrated its 60th anniversary in December 2021.
Photo by Jenni McClelland, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
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Careers & Education

Scuttlebutt 1/22

Jan. 17, 2022
The dates have been set for 2022 NFFF Memorial Weekend.
Firehouse Blog L3 Harris Feb2021

Industry Expert Blog: How NFPA 1802 Enhances Fireground Communications

March 8, 2021
L3Harris Product Manager Don Griffis explains how the new NFPA 1802 specifications enhance firefighter safety and success on the fireground.
City of Oshkosh, WI, Fire Department
Fire Chief Michael Stanley (center) was presented with the Firefighter Hero Award by Oshkosh City Manager Mark Rohloff, and Jennifer Skolaski, who consulted with Chief Stanley on a falls prevention initiative and who nominated him for the award.
Careers & Education

For the Record 12/20

Dec. 1, 2020
Chief Michael Stanley of the City of Oshkosh, WI, Fire Department received the Firefighter Hero Award from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and MAGLITE.
Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department
The Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department began its clean cab initiative in 2015 and hopes to have all of its apparatus meeting the standard by the end of 2020.
Apparatus Components

Apparatus Makers, Fire Chief Share Practical Tips for Keeping Cabs Clean

Aug. 1, 2019
Ed Ballam takes a look at how fire departments and manufacturers are pioneering the clean cab concept.
Mike Meadows
In this new era of “mega fires,” western wildfires nearly half the size of the state of Rhode Island occur every year.

A Future in Flames

July 1, 2019
Tom Harbour warns that WUI operations will be a significant component of the next decade.
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Operations & Training

The Fire Scene: Did You Know … ?

May 1, 2019
John Salka encourages readers to get to know the industry with some fire service facts.
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Careers & Education

Fire Politics: What’s Next?

May 1, 2019
Shane Ray shares his story and asks readers to consider whether they will also find themselves in the world of fire politics.
Spartan ER
Aluminum hose bed covers flip up and out of the way for easy access to the hose bed. Hard surface covers also provide solid walking surface on top of the apparatus.
Apparatus Components

Apparatus Hosebed Covers Provide Added Level of Safety

June 15, 2018
Ed Ballam talked with manufacturers about hosebed covers for fire apparatus, which are available in a variety of options.

Videos & Resources

Operations & Training

FL Fire Dept.Demos Christmas Tree Fire Hazard

Dec. 21, 2018
Firefighters and officials with the Davie, FL, Fire Rescue created a structural prop to resemble a single-family dwelling with holiday decorations and common furnishings.

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Through their annual “Campus Fire Safety for Students” campaign in September, the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) and The Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS) are working together to help ensure these residences are as safe as possible for students.
Community Risk Reduction

September is Campus Fire Safety Month

Aug. 24, 2023
To mark the occasion, NFPA and the Center for Campus Fire Safety provide steps to reduce fire risk in dorms, off-campus, and Greek housing.
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Careers & Education

National Fire Service Organizations Oppose Proposed Cuts to AFG and SAFER Grants

These programs provide critical funding to help fire departments secure needed equipment, training, and staffing to adequately protect their communities.
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The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) held its annual Stars at Night awards gala on June 18, in Las Vegas, as part of the annual NFPA Conference and Expo.
Awards, Collectibles & Memorials

NFPA Announces Annual Award Winners

June 20, 2023
The National Fire Protection Association held its annual Stars at Night awards gala on June 18, in Las Vegas, as part of the annual NFPA Conference and Expo.
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Safety & Health

NFPA Awards 2023 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal to Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki

June 20, 2023
This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to reducing fire loss and advancing safety through advocacy.
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Safety & Health

“Lithium-Ion Batteries: Are You Ready?” Announced as Theme for Safety Stand Down

March 14, 2023
The week of Safety Stand Down (June 18-24) will cover topics relating to lithium-ion battery response and safety.
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Community Risk Reduction

Nominations Open for NFPA, HFSC Bringing Safety Home Award

March 13, 2023
The award recognizes outstanding efforts by a safety advocate who diligently promotes the importance of home fire sprinklers.
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Community Risk Reduction

Boston Fire Department Now Requires NFPA FPPM Training Prior to Work on Construction Sites

March 8, 2023
This first-of-its-kind requirement for Fire Prevention Program Managers is aimed at reducing dangerous construction site fires.
Fire Prevention Week
Community Risk Reduction

NFPA Announces Theme for Fire Prevention Week 2022

June 14, 2022
“Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape” reinforces the critical importance of developing a home escape plan.
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America’s Fireboat to Make a Splash in Boston Harbor for NFPA 125th Anniversary and Conference & Expo

June 3, 2022
Fire safety industry leader, Telgian, will bring the historic Fire Fighter fireboat to Boston Harbor for a water cannon display, highlighting the museum ship’s preservation efforts...