Earlier this week, NFPA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Corpo de Bombeiros da Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo (CBPMESP). CBPMESP is the leading public safety institution in the state of São Paulo with the resources needed to carry out fire and life safety programs, fire investigations and risk reduction. They are able to respond based on practices, procedures, up-to-date protocols and the ability to meet the changing demands of the state of São Paulo.
"NFPA has had a relationship with the SPFD for over 15 years and we are honored to not only formalize our longstanding collaboration via this MOU, but strengthen our fire safety efforts by supporting public education and enforcement programs here,” NFPA President Jim Pauley told SPFD leader, Cel. Cassio Roberto Armani. The two organizations are committed to the advancement of fire protection and fire prevention practices; and share a goal of promoting effective fire safety outcomes locally and internationally. The MOU signed this week establishes an overarching framework to advance fire safety in São Paulo.
As is the case in many corners of the world, NFPA will share guidance, research, resources, best practices and lessons learned from global stakeholders to CBPMESP. The agreement encourages the exchange of relevant fire, emergency and incident data, as well as training programs to help reduce risk and enhance fire safety.
NFPA works internationally with organizations, governments and businesses sharing technical and educational information about fire, electrical and related hazards. Anderson Queiroz, NFPA’s representative for Brazil, is based in Rio de Janeiro and available to assist local stakeholders.
A number of NFPA codes are translated into different languages and NFPA has Chapters in Argentina, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. NFPA offers training in Spanish throughout the region, and fire and electrical safety information is also shared via NFPA Journal Latinoamericano®, a bilingual magazine published in Spanish and Portuguese.