NASFM has been examining school security issues with the goal of developing a guidance document for use by State Fire Marshals, other fire officials as well as school leadership and law enforcement. It’s an effort that will expand to include a larger group of stakeholders working cooperatively to identify options and practices that will help keep our children safe in schools from intruders, while not ignoring the codes and standards that have been adopted and are in effect to protect from the hazard of fire and natural emergencies. Our initial piece will be a two-three page guidance document that cites existing IFC and/or NFPA 101/1 code provisions and was developed using industry expertise and members of the NASFM Board and Model Codes Committee. Stay tuned for this document to arrive soon.
NASFM has released a document to provide guidance on the important issue of fire code requirements and classroom security. Click here for the document.
NASFM will be conducting its 2nd Annual State Fire Marshals Duties and Responsibilities survey in the spring of 2015. We will be asking each State Fire Marshal’s Office to complete the survey and return it to us for compilation and dissemination.
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This year we’ll be hosting the event for State Fire Marshals and invited guests at the offices of our Washington DC government relations office. All State Fire Marshals are invited to attend the reception which will again be a sponsored event courtesy of some long time NASFM supporters. If you will be in Washington DC on April 15, please join us and send us an email to let us know you'll be attending.
2015 Arson Awareness Week:
Accelerant Detection Canines - Sniffing Out Arson
May 3 - 9, 2015
USFA (Unites States Fire Administratin) and its partners will use the week of May 3rd to focus on the value and contributions accelerant detection canines make to fire departments, law enforcement agencies and their communities.
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Founded by the International Code Council (ICC), Building Safety Month (BSM) is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May.
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