NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION WORKING ON NEW FIRE PREVENTION STANDARDS
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an organization that provides standards and training to fire fighting and building officials to help prevent fires and other structural safety issues.
The NFPA is currently working on new standards relating to fire prevention through the use of code enforcement, plan review, public education, community risk assessment, and fire investigation. While NFPA standards are voluntary, state legislatures have adopted them by statute in some cases.
The process is in the early stages and the Texas Municipal League is participating in the process through the National League of Cities. (Laura Mueller, TML’s assistant general counsel, has been appointed to serve as NLC’s representative in the process.)
More information will be provided as it becomes available.