NFPA and the United Kingdom’s Fire Protection Association (FPA) have now formalized their relationship with a Memoradum of Understanding (MOU) which emphasizes the use NFPA’s codes and standards in FPA’s Property Risk Management Education and Certification Program.
FPA’s Property Risk Management Education and Certification Program will provide insurance risk engineers with technical knowledge needed to assess property risk from fire and natural hazards alongside key principles of loss potential estimation, business loss mitigation and business continuity.
The MOU will serve as the framework of cooperation between FPA and NFPA through which NFPA codes and standards will be a significant part of the program’s curriculum. To help develop the program, FPA will use NFPA’s Fire Code and NFPA will provide select technical review of training materials.
The FPA, in association with the fire protection community and insurers, have identified a need for common technical knowledge that helps insurance companies effectively assess property risk. NFPA is pleased to join FPA in its efforts to advance the qualifications of insurance professionals in Europe. This is a great opportunity to collaborate on a common goal – reducing property losses from fire and associated hazards.