What can we do for you and with you to move us closer to that vision?
Help to create more research opportunities to solve complex problems in the industry!
Develop more annex and commentary material for more of the codes, standards, and other NFPA documents, as this information is valuable for those who use the documents daily, as well as for those who are less familiar with them.
Align those standards that are associated with the CFAI Accreditation model.
No suggestions for what you can do better. I need my state to hire your trainers More.
Take more note of certain economic realities. Firefighting is inherently dangerous. At a certain point communities cannot afford to fund everything that engineers and manufacturers can dream up. There must be some balance.
at what cost is an economic reality ever more important than protecting and saving lives? what if economic realities don't figure into the equation as they currently do (i.e., corp profiteering?) perhaps then the economic reality equation will change and your point of view would become moot.
Keep up the great effort!
Continue with our global vision and leadership. NFPA vision and experience is definitely among the most important peaceful humane global initiatives we can ever hope to embark upon. I am proud and honored to be a member.
Have a area where idea can be looked into.
did you know you can use the NFPA Xchange to post an idea? We at NFPA would really like to hear any ideas that you have.
on the home page of NFPA Xchange, under Share, click Ideas. Post under there.
If you have any questions about this, stop by Booth #471 so that we can walk you thru it.
Provide a way to participate and vote remotely in the Technical Meetings.
reach out globally to international governments that can push for legislation to further increase the fire safety standards
Share and promote the successful programs that are happening out in the field (network opportunities).
Rework NFPA 30 for easier reading and use. It would also be helpful to expand the scope of NFPA 30 to include other flammable/combustible liquid container types and storage arrangements. In addition, the protection requirements from that standard should provide a better indication of the outcome that can be expected from the different types of fire protection designs (life safety v. life safety and property protection, fire control v. extinguishment, etc.).
Standardize all content in NFPA standards among all NFPA documents So that each flows the same way.
Also ensure all AHJ's interpret the information consistently...
NFPA codes, standards, education programs, and advocacy initiatives provide significant value to protection of life and property. A plan, for NFPA and all stakeholders involved, to better disseminate the valuable NFPA resources to the general public and outside the usual participants would be useful.
The code books are still a confusing mess to sort thru. This needs to be addressed. Tabbing the chapters would also be helpful as opposed to having to tab them after the purchasing. Everyone who uses the code book professionally tabs the chapters.
Also, the NFPA Expo is fantastic, just spent 3 days at the Chicago Convention at McCormick Place. Downside was the classes. I get that it must be awesome to be on the committe, but no need for them to boast.
Unfortunately economics can hinder the fire service when it comes to memberships and conferences. NFPA should be sensitive to the economic issues of the fire service and find a way to reduce the cost of the conference for the fire service. As for memberships maybe research a tiered approach. For example, 1st department member full price, others at a reduced cost.
Regional office built up for far East country and extended seminar in developing country
NFPA seems to be s l o w l y working towards developing standards for the emergency management world. NFPA 1600, the new 1616, and more emergency management topics included into the annual conference have been a welcome addition. The General Session at this years convention was also excellent.
NFPA should become more involved in emergency management, emergency planning, and recovery efforts. Step one; how about the development of an Emergency Manager Professional Qualification Standard? This is definitely one area that needs a universal standard. The CEM from IAEM, as well as various state certifications, are nice for those with experience but having minimum Pro Qual standards, and a guide for professional development, for those getting started is a vital missing piece for the field.
NFPA should take the lead in this area!
1) Not to increase the prices of your information (NFPA codes and other products) so that it could be accessible easily
2) Add a flow charts or step by step process in all standards to design the frequently required designs
3) Open new offices at more locations
4) Make a publicity, so that each and every person in the world should know that there are the best solutions available to the fire and life safety problems
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