All About NFPA

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating death, injury, loss of property and economy as a result of fire, electrical accidents and other related causes. As of 2018, the NFPA states that it has 50,000 members and 9,000 volunteers working with the organization through its 250 technical committees.

The organisation’s official mascot Sparky the Fire Dog advocates teaching children about fire safety. The NFPA provides information on more than 300 compliance codes and standards, research, training, education, access and representation; and by working with others who are interested in advancing the work. The goal of these Fire Brigade Services is to help save lives and reduce the loss of knowledge, knowledge and love.

The NFPA develops extensive documentation, guidelines, and other materials aimed at Fire Watch Guards as other safety and health of first responders.


The NFPA’s online catalog provides direct access to customers to purchase NFPA codes and standards, related products, and community courses. Download the print catalog. (PDF)

Codes and Standards

The NFPA is widely known as an organization of codes and standards – the core of what we do, and will always be. The goal is to provide you with the information and knowledge you need in order to do your job well in today’s ever-changing environment. 300 codes and standards are designed to reduce fire hazards and impacts by establishing a method of construction, processing, design, service, and installation worldwide. More than 250 technical committees, comprising nearly 9,000 volunteers, reviewed public opinion and voted on a review process approved by the American National Standards Institute. NFPA provides free online access to its codes and standards.

Public Education

As part of the NFPA’s goal of eliminating death, injury, property and economic losses due to fire, electricity and other hazards, the NFPA is developing educational programs, tools, and resources that are accessible to all ages and audiences.

Fire Prevention Week is an annual campaign that addresses the issue of fire safety.

Learn Not to Burn® discusses the main causes of injuries and deaths of children.

Remember When® discusses the causes of injuries and deaths in adults.

Sparky the Fire Dog® is the official mascot of the NFPA.

Access and Representation

The Fire Sprinkler Initiative promotes the use of home fire sprinklers with additional awareness and acceptance of local laws or model codes.

The Firewise Communities program promotes local fire safety solutions by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, engineers, firefighters, and others in an effort to protect people and property from wildfires.


NFPA training includes a variety of easy ways to access codes and training standards and earn CEUs. Choose from classroom training, online training, on-site training, seminars and certifications.

The seminars provide insight into the meaning, purpose, and proper use of fire and electrical safety codes.

The NFPA regulates professional certification systems including Certified Fire Brigade, Certified Fire Inspector, and Certified Fire System Inspector.

The NFPA & Expo’s annual conference encourages the exchange of ideas among members of the Association. New and updated NFPA codes and standards are also discussed and voted on at these meetings.

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