On Tuesday, NFPA welcomed several delegates from The Finnish National Rescue Association (SPEK). The group was made up of Juha Hakola, Jari Sainio, Marko Hasari, and Taina Hanhikoski, all high-ranking officials from Finnish fire and public safety organizations.
Jim Pauley welcomed the members of the Finnish delegation, while six NFPA staff members delivered presentations. Casey Grant, Ed Conlin, Christina Holcroft, Robert Solomon, Chris Dubay and Curt Floyd presented on the research foundation, public fire protection, fire analysis, building and life safety, and codes and standards.
SPEK is a member of the Confederation of Fire Protection Associations – International (CFPA-I®), a body of leading fire protection organizations from around the world that collectively works to reduce the global fire problem and increase life safety. NFPA serves as the secretariat for CFPA-I, which includes 25 international fire protection associations.
In addition to visiting NFPA, the Finnish delegation was meeting with the United Nations in New York.