The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an international group that was founded in 1896 and defines itself as “a global self-funded nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical, and related hazards.” However, if you’re like most people, you likely don’t even know what that all means. So, what really is the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)?
At First Glance
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a leading source of knowledge and information pertaining to fire, electrical, and other similar hazards across every industry. It keeps interested parties updated on relevant industry news and research thanks to numerous publications and media. It offers membership services, public education resources, thoughtful training, certification services, and more to ensure people have access to the most up-to-date facts on how to stay safe and protect their loved ones.
Codes & Standards
In all, The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) enforces over 300 different codes, standards, regulations, and policies designed to keep people safe. Each is drafted with support from real research and authentic practical experience to ensure enough flexibility to account for each industry’s evolving needs and technologies. In fact, “one of the most notable features about NFPA’s code development process is that it is open and consensus-based,” meaning anyone can voice their opinion and be apart of the creation of these important standards. There are codes that govern hydrogen technologies, wetting agents, fire extinguishers, different types of fuel, kitchen appliances, parking structures, automobiles and aquatic vehicles, and even lasers, among countless others. Once established, all of these codes are overseen and directed by over 250 distinct technical committees made up of more than 9,000 volunteers.
What Does All This Mean For Boaters?
When choosing a marine surveyor, choosing one whose boat inspections and surveys align with the strict codes and regulations set forth by The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is crucial for guaranteeing your safety. At CAS Marine Surveyor, for instance, I work especially hard to ensure every boat inspection I perform falls in line with the safety standards legally enforced by the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to ensure the continued safety and satisfaction of all my clients. That means, if you’re looking to purchase, sell, or insure a vessel of any kind, you can always count on me, trained marine surveyor Christian A. Syoen of CAS Marine Surveyor, to make sure you’re truly making the smartest and most responsible decisions! To schedule a survey for your own vessel, or one you’re going to purchase, reach out to Christian A. Syoen of CAS Marine Surveyor today by calling 1.810.531.0992 or fill out the form in the sidebar to schedule your free consultation.