NASFM:  "A Strong, United Voice for Fire Prevention"

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NASFM Annual Conference

August 13-15, 2018

Park City, Utah

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A Message from NASFM on School Safety

The events in Parkland, Florida are tragic and heartbreaking. A senseless attack on students, teachers, and administrators is inexplicable. Our deepest condolences are extended to everyone affected by this horrific incident.  Many seek to find a simple solution, and several concepts have emerged, including eliminating fire drills and implementing barricading devices.  

While early reports indicate that the suspect may have initiated a fire alarm to lure victims out of the safety of their classrooms and offices into a danger zone, eliminating fire drills in an effort to protect civilians from an active shooter is a knee-jerk reaction.  Fire drills have historically been shown to save lives. There are available and allowable systems in the fire and building codes to help address misuse of fire alarms, if implemented.

 Additionally, NASFM would like to re-iterate its position that barricading devices should be carefully considered and not viewed as a reliable and safe solution. Any steps taken to mitigate an active shooter situation with a barricading device should also comply with building codes, fire codes, and life safety requirements. This includes the ability to readily unlatch the door from inside the classroom with one motion without the use of a key, a tool, or special knowledge, or effort, in order to facilitate immediate egress from the classroom. 

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the citizens and first responders of south Florida.  We are proud of the heroes who stepped forward that day and hope for the day when every child can feel safe at school.

NASFM Classroom Door Security.pdf

Secure Schools Alliance Press Release.pdf

AFG SAFER Grant Application

The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants Program is now open and will close on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm ET.  The SAFER Grant was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities.

For more information, please click HERE.

New Mailing Address

Please note our new mailing address and forward all future correspondence to this address.  Thank you!

National Association of State Fire Marshals
P.O. Box 948238
Maitland, FL 32794

News from NASFM

  • The 2018 NASFM Annual Conference will be held at the Grand Summit Hotel in Park City Utah, August 13th - 15th.
  • 2016 Life Safety Achievement Awards Recipients have been announced.  View the winners here.
  • New Principal Members:

    Rhode Island: Timothy McLaughlin, State Fire Marshal

    North Dakota: Doug Nelson, State Fire Marshal

Upcoming Events


Wildfire Safety Awareness Month
15-25 - ICC Committee Action Hearings
18-19 - CFSI Symposium
23-28 - FDIC Conference
27 - SAFER Grant Due 

National Building Safety Awareness Month
National Electric Safety Month
6-12 - Arson Awareness Week
19 - Home Fire Sprinkler Day
20-25 - IAAI Conference 

11-14 NFPA Conference

National Association of State Fire Marshals
PO Box 948238
Maitland, FL  32794
Phone: 202.737.1226

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