NFPA Journal talks to Jim Shannon about the year ahead

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Jan 23, 2014

AB326F9D49AD4D338087872993205E3C.ashxLast December, Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice-president of Outreach and Advocacy, talked with NFPA President Jim Shannon about the Association’s accomplishments over the last year and what he hopes NFPA will accomplish this year. As Shannon noted, NFPA was very active last year in the United States and around the world.

In the United States, the wildfire issue became a bigger and bigger concern, as did furniture flammability. Other home-related fire issues NFPA needs to address include cooking, the number one cause of fires in the home, as well as the misuse of candles, bad electrical outlets, and overtaxed electrical outlets. We’ve also come to realize that, by creatively taking full advantage of technology, we can take what we’ve learned here in the United States and apply it elsewhere in the world.

For more on NFPA’s efforts to fulfil our mission in bold, creative new ways in 2014 and beyond, read “The Year Behind, the Year Ahead” in the January/February issue of NFPA Journal.