National Fire Protection Association

Registered Name
National Fire Protection Association
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The National Fire Protection Association is a United States trade association, albeit with some international members, that creates and maintains private, copyrighted standards and codes for usage and adoption by local governments. The association was formed in 1896 by a group of insurance firms.

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Annual Budget
December 2019
+2% Growth
Program Spending
Fundraising Spending
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The association's technical and general interest publications cover the public safety spectrum. In addition to codes and standards, they include handbooks, technical/reference books, fire service publications, textbooks, pocket guides and training manuals.

Standards Development


A major focus of the association is the development, publication, and dissemination of timely consensus codes and standards. Adoption, use, and enforcement of these documents serve to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards in all aspects of contemporary activity. Nfpa standards are developed by about 250 committees, each of which represents a balance of affected interests.



Nfpa's membership is comprised of approximately 52000 individuals. The majority of the members reside in the united states; overall members represent 120 nations. Eleven industry-specific sections within nfpa's membership provide the opportunity for field concentration and exchange of ideas.



A mission focus, nfpa trains between 5,000 - 10,000 member and non-members in code navigation, application and auditing. The training is provided annually at both face-to-face seminars and online events. This includes worldwide customer reach through the licensing of an online learning management platform. Nfpa also supports fire protection, the fire service and building professionals through certification programs.

Public Education


The public education division provides the technical foundation for nfpa's fire and life safety education messages and outreach strategies for the general public, fire departments and other educators.



Nfpa has established offices in canada, china, mexico and europe. The association undertakes the translation of key standards and works in varied collaborative relationships with its counterparts around the world.



Nfpa entered into a number of contracts with the federal government. The two largest contracts are the firewise communities program through usda forest service and the assistance to fire fighters through us department of homeland security/fema.


Scholarships $125,501general contributions $255,635


Miscellaneous income


Keith Williams 1st Vice Chair
Randy Tucker Chair
Donald Cook Secretary
Amy Acton 2nd Vice Chair
Kwame Cooper Asst Treasurer
Thomas Lawson Treasurer
Bruce Mullen Executive VP & CFO Nfpa
Dennis J. Berry Assistant Secretary Nfpa
Jeffery Cash Director
Ernest Grant Past Chair
John Bonney Director
David R. Paulison Director
Michael Wallace Director
Russell Leavitt Director
Roger Montembeault Director
Julie Rochman Director
Harold Schaitberger Director
William Stewart Director
Peter Willse Director
Tonya Hoover Director
Eric Rosenbaum Director
Teresa Deloach Reed Director
Hatem Kheir Director
Stacy Welch Director
James Sullivan Director
James Pauley President Nfpa
Christian Dubay Vice President
Charles Stravin Vice President
Julie Lynch Vice President
Sally Everett Vice President
Kathleen Almand Vice President
Lorraine Carli Vice President
Keith Quackenbush Vice President
Donald Bliss Vice President
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