What Is The NFPA, And Why Does It Matter?
The National Fire Protection Association was founded in 1896 to help prevent injury, death and economic losses resulting from fires. Today, NFPA is a global nonprofit organization with a membership of over 60,000 worldwide. NFPA’s consensus standards and building codes are a recognized benchmark around the world for quality fire safety construction practices.
In addition to its standard-setting work, NFPA also serves the public with information, advocacy and outreach programs designed to emphasize a safety mindset in every stage of construction, equipment and occupation of commercial and residential buildings. This includes information and emergency planning for wildfires, a perennial problem in California; child and elder fire safety education; and advocacy within local, state and federal building code enforcement organizations to adopt codes which help preserve lives and property to the maximum possible degree.
Statcomm is proud to design and install life safety and fire suppression systems which meet or exceed the stringent requirements of NFPA, as well as other regulatory and standard-setting bodies, both private and public. At Statcomm, we make it our business to know and understand the intricacies of both NFPA and other codes, so we can deliver a fire suppression system plan which offers the code compliance you need and the safety you and your residents and tenants expect and deserve.
We also make it our business to educate our clients about how and why these codes and specifications can affect both new construction and existing designs. Within certain limitations, we can offer informed speculation as to how future codes may change and evolve, allowing us to design systems which are more likely to stay in compliance and therefore reduce anticipated retrofitting costs over time.
To learn more about NFPA and how it influences modern construction, click here. To schedule a free onsite evaluation of your current system and learn whether you’re in compliance, call us at (650) 988-9508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
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