NASFM Message

Many of you have no doubt heard about the NASFM Foundation effort to develop a project to take an in-depth and technically sound look at building resiliency using live burns.  Our effort, Project FAIL-SAFE, will kick off with an invitation only, exploratory meeting in Arlington Heights on June 9th to explain the project and gauge overall interest and support.  There has been solid preliminary interest in this effort as we have discussed it over the past several years; we believe now is the time to advance it. 

We have reached the point where solid and verifiable data is needed to evaluate and determine the appropriate levels of active and passive fire protection features in our buildings and ultimately the codes that dictate their construction.  This subject has been debated for a decade or more, but until now it has failed to gain the necessary traction to bring it about. 

We are gathering stakeholders to support this multi-year project and are confident NASFM is the right organization to lead it.  We’ll see if those who operate in the arena of active and passive fire protection share our concern with building resiliency and ensuring adequate levels of protection are in place to protect the public and firefighters.  Stay tuned for more!     




NASFM Foundation Announces FAIL-SAFE Project Release

The National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation unveils plans for the NASFM FAIL-SAFE Project, designed to study the impacts on fire & life safety in structures equipped with multiple layers of both active and passive fire protection features.  Click here and scroll to the FAIL-SAFE article for more information.


2014 Life Safety Achievement Awards

Each year NASFM Fire Research & Education Foundation and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company present the Life Safety Achievement Award to fire departments across the United States, recognizing outstanding fire safety statistics and effective fire prevention programs during the preceding calendar year. This national award both honors and inspires our country’s fire departments in their fight to reduce fire fatalities through prevention education. 

For more information, and links to the online application, visit our News page.
All applications must be received by Friday, July 31, 2015

NASFM Classroom Door Security  

NASFM has released a document to provide guidance on the important issue of fire code requirements and classroom security.  Click here for the document.

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Upcoming Events

May is Building Safety Month

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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ROXUL Fire Seminars

Learn from fire experts about the consequences of your choices
Earn 4 AIA and USGBC Continuing Education Credits
June 11 - Charlotte, NC
September 10 - Atlanta, GA
October 15 - Miami, FL
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Introductory meeting by invitation only.
June 9, 2015
Arlington Heights, IL
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International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week

Creating a Culture of Safety
June 14-20, 2015
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2015 NASFM Annual Conference
July 27 - 29
Nashville, TN
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