Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, NFPA launched a widespread effort to strengthen codes and standards for first responder safety, the built environment, emergency preparedness, and more.
"9/11 will always be considered one of the worst days in American history, and it will also certainly be one of the most important days in the history of NFPA because of our long, forceful advocacy of preparedness, further safeguards to the built environment, and support for emergency responders that followed the attacks," says NFPA President James Shannon. "NFPA has been a very important part of the country’s effort to do everything we can to prepare, in case anything like 9/11 ever happens again."
NFPA President James M. Shannon recounts how the attacks of September 11th changed the National Fire Protection Association.Watch this video on YouTube.
Take a look back at a story we ran in NFPA Journal two years ago, in which staff writer Fred Durso investigated how changes since 9/11 have made America safer.