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What Is NFPA Compliance?September 29th, 2022 | by Vancouver Fire | in Fire Protection Inspections | 0
NFPA Compliance is an important part of fire-fighting and readiness for fire-fighting. In today’s blog, we are going to take a brief look at what the NFPA is, and why compliance with it is important in fire protection.
What is the NFPA?
The National Fire Protection Association or NFPA is an international non-profit organization that was established in 1896 to prevent injury, death, and property or economic losses due to fire. What the NFPA does is set standards for how fires should be managed, prevented, and what equipment is appropriate. They have set codes that should be implemented everywhere to reduce the risk of problems related to fire. Anyone working in fire prevention used NFPA codes and protocols.
They also offer training in fire prevention, fire inspection, and fire prevention plans. In addition, they do outreach and advocacy to educate the public on the danger of fire and how to react appropriately.
If something is NFPA “compliant,” that means that the procedure or plan or protocol is in keeping with and following the high-bar NFPA standards for safety. Since the NFPA operates worldwide, you can be assured that you are following the same standards that are used worldwide. These are state-of-the-art practices recommended and adopted everywhere. The NFPA is everyone’s “go-to” for fire prevention strategies.
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