Last 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.