Think your fire department is too big to use NFPA standards? Think again, says Ken Willette, division manager of NFPA's Public Fire Protection Division, in his column "Never Too Big" in the May/June issue of NFPA Journal.
According to Willette, NFPA standards are now so ingrained in the daily operations of the nation’s fire service that many firefighters aren’t even aware of the role they play in their departments. For example, NFPA-compliant PPE and SCBA are now the norm.
"So when people say NFPA standards don’t work for them," Willette says, "I reply, 'Check out the label on your PPE.'”