“It’s not hard to find any of us being seemingly annoyed that the NFPA doesn’t listen to what FIREFIGHTERS have to say. Actually, they do – and more than ever – especially since input via the internet makes it easy for NFPA committees to truly represent what FIREFIGHTERS need… not just the few at the table.”
That’s from a blog posted on last week's FirefighterCloseCalls.com, home of The Secret List. The post came at just the right time, as NFPA launches a new campaign, “Standards in Action: Your Voice Matters,” in an effort to increase fire service participation in our standards-making process.
“Standards in Action: Your Voice Matters” features quick, easy and free online access to public input and comments on NFPA standards. We’ll also be more consistently reaching out to the fire service to make sure they’re aware of opportunities to participate in our standards as they arise. In addition, we’re encouraging firefighters to get involved in NFPA standards in other ways, such as participating in committee meetings.
If you’re a firefighter, let us know what’s working for you within NFPA’s standards and what isn’t - visit our Standards in Action page to get started. Your voice matters, and we want to hear it! (A special thanks to Chief Billy Goldfeder with The Secret List for pointing that out.)