NFPA 1:  How the Code can keep you safe this 4th, #firecodefridays

Blog Post created by kristinbigda Employee on Jul 1, 2016

It's the Friday before the long 4th of July holiday weekend; the most festive and celebrated weekend of the summer.  Thinking about fire safety may not be the first thing on everyone's mind.


However, the impacts of NFPA 1, Fire Code, are far reaching this weekend.  A fire code is an all encompassing document for fire safety that plays a critical role in protecting people and well as providing requirements to enhance emergency responder safety.  The primary goals of NFPA 1 are to provide a reasonable level of the following:

  • Safety to people
  • Protection of property
  • Protection of the public welfare


The Code provides the necessary guidance to local Authorities Having Jurisdiction to enforce safety during the many festivities occurring this holiday. Planning a backyard BBQ?  Attending a professional fireworks show? Watching a parade?  Attending a public event?  NFPA 1 affects you this holiday and can keep you safe.

Many of the past #firecodefridays discussions have highlighted provisions in the Code related to summer activities.  Check out these past posts for additional information on Code provisions for grilling safety, sky lanterns, and more!



Happy #firecodefridays and Happy 4th.  Stay safe this weekend!