What is the NFPA

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a non-profit organization that works to reduce the risk of fire and other hazards. Founded in 1896, the NFPA is internationally recognized as the leading authority on fire, electrical, and life safety.

The NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 codes and standards related to fire, electrical, and life safety. These codes and standards are used by states, cities, and other organizations as the basis for their fire and life safety regulations.

In addition to codes and standards, the NFPA also provides education and outreach programs to help people understand and prevent fires and other hazards. This includes training for fire fighters, emergency responders, and other professionals, as well as resources for the general public on topics such as home fire safety and disaster preparedness.

The NFPA is funded through a combination of membership fees, donations, and grants. Its members include fire departments, insurance companies, and other organizations that are committed to fire and life safety.