National Fire Protection Association
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National Fire Protection Association
National Fire Protection Association
NFPA logo.svg
Founded1896; 124 years ago (1896)[1]
HeadquartersQuincy, Massachusetts, US
Area served
MethodIndustry standards, publications, conferences
President and CEO
Jim Pauley[2]

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an international nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.[2][3] In 2018, the NFPA claims to have 50,000 members and 9,000 volunteers working with the organization through its 250 technical committees.[1][4]

The association's official mascot Sparky the Fire Dog promotes fire safety education for children.[5]

Codes and standards

The association's codes and standards include:[6]

  • NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • NFPA 12, Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems
  • NFPA 12A, Standard on Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems
  • NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
  • NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes
  • NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies
  • NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems
  • NFPA 15, Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection
  • NFPA 17, Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems
  • NFPA 17A, Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems
  • NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection
  • NFPA 24, Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances
  • NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
  • NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code
  • NFPA 70, National Electrical Code
  • NFPA 70A, National Electrical Code Requirements for One and Two Family Dwellings
  • NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance
  • NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
  • NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
  • NFPA 77, Recommended Practice on Static Electricity
  • NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives
  • NFPA 101, Life Safety Code
  • NFPA 160, Standard for the Use of Flame Effects Before an Audience
  • NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations
  • NFPA 704, Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response
  • NFPA 710, Standard for Fire Safety and Emergency Symbols
  • NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations
  • NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications
  • NFPA 1006, Core competencies for technical rescue
  • NFPA 1061, Standard for Public Safety Telecommunications Personnel Professional Qualifications
  • NFPA 1123, Code for Fireworks Display
  • NFPA 1126, Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnics before a Proximate Audience
  • NFPA 1221, Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems
  • NFPA 1225, Standards for Emergency Services Communications
  • NFPA 1600, Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs
  • NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents
  • NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus
  • NFPA 2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems


Sparky the Fire Dog

Sparky the Fire Dog is the official mascot of the National Fire Protection Association. Created in 1951 to promote fire safety education for children,[7][5] he is a Dalmatian dressed in firefighting gear.

A children's book written about Sparky by Don Hoffman was published in 2011. He serves as the spokesdog for Fire Prevention Week each October in the United States and Canada.[5]


  1. ^ a b "NFPA overview". National Fire Protection Association. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ a b "NFPA Leadership". National Fire Protection Association. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "National Fire Protection Association - NFPA". U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "About NFPA". National Fire Protection Association. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "History of Fire Safety Mascots in America". Fire & Life Safety America. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "List of NFPA Codes and Standards". National Fire Protection Association. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Sparky". Retrieved 2018.

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