NFPA signs an MOU with KFI at NFPA Conference & Expo to elevate fire and electrical safety practices in Korea

Blog Post created by cathylongley Employee on Jun 5, 2017


National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) leaders signed an MOU today with the Korea Fire Institute (KFI) at the NFPA Conference & Expo in Boston.

KFI is a national safety authority responsible for the firefighting industry, related businesses and overseas partnerships under the laws of the Ministry of Public Safety and Security in Korea. Their efforts center around the fire protection industry, the fire profession, the approval and inspection of fire protection products, flame retardant performance testing, and safe management of hazmat.

NFPA will collaborate with KFI as they look to improve fire, electrical and life safety standards in their country. The agreement allows KFI to tap into NFPA’s extensive research, best practices, lessons learned, and public education resources. The non-profit organization plans to introduce new training programs, promote the use of NFPA codes and standards, and work with the Association to strengthen their safety practices.

Joining forces with global connections like KFI allows NFPA to share the collective wisdom gleaned over the last hundred years; and to learn from international authorities about challenges and solutions in their corner of the world.