“You use the codes, you enforce the codes, you carry our message. You keep people safe and you save lives.”
With those words, NFPA Chair Ernest Grant, welcomed attendees to the Opening Session, and expressed his appreciation for their collective work to make the world safer.
“We are proud to support you in that effort by providing you with the latest information and resources,” he said. “We are grateful for that but also want to make sure we are making it as easy as possible for you to work with us now and into the future.”
Mr. Grant, a burn nurse at UNC Chapel Burn Center, gave several examples of how the world is changing – and how the NFPA family around the globe must be ready to meet the challenges that come with rapid change.