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American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA)
The American Fire Sprinkler Association, (AFSA) is a non-profit, international association representing open shop fire sprinkler contractors, dedicated to the educational advancement of its members and promotion of the use of automatic fire sprinkler systems. AFSA was organized in 1981 to provide the open shop fire sprinkler contractor with training, consulting, communication, representation and many more services, all of which have expanded over its existence.

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
Founded in 1939, AIHA is a nonprofit organization with more than 75 local sections. AIHA's 12,000 members are highly educated professionals; 96 percent are college graduates, 61 percent hold master's degrees, and 6 percent possess doctoral degrees.

AIHA is one of the largest international associations serving the needs of occupational and environmental health professionals practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. The Institute's mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Organized in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards developing organizations in the world. ASTM is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems, and services. ASTM's members, representing producers, users, consumers, government, and academia from over 100 countries, develop technical documents that are a basis for manufacturing, management, procurement, codes, and regulations. These members belong to one or more committees, each of which covers a subject area such as steel, petroleum, medical devices, property management, consumer products, and many more. It is these committees that develop the more than 11,000 ASTM standards that can be found in the 77-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards.

Automatic Fire Alarm Association, Inc. (AFAA)
The Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) is the only national trade association exclusively dedicated to representing the automatic fire detection and fire alarm systems industry. The membership is made up of all segments of industry (manufacturer's, distributors, state and regional associations, users, AHJs, engineers, and others). The Association is committed to influencing codes and standards at all levels to make buildings safer through the proper application of automatic fire detection and fire alarm systems. Significant time and energy has been spent on insuring that the International Building, Fire and Residential Codes and the soon to be released NFPA 5000 Building Code require fire alarm and automatic detection systems for life safety and proper protection. Members also participate in the promulgation of NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code and NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm Code.

Bromine Science and Environmental Forum (BSEF)
The Bromine Science and Environmental Forum (BSEF) is convinced that improvements in fire safety are a major step to saving lives. Brominated flame retardants provide a significant safety margin for users and improvements in fire safety help save lives. Despite this fact, some European countries have attempted to discourage their use for alleged environmental reasons. Therefore, BSEF will commission independent research in this area and will share study results with the public.

Coalition for Fire Safe Schools
The Coalition for Fire Safe Schools is comprised of Fire Marshals, fire protection equipment manufacturers, fire protection officials, fire protection systems experts, educators and concerned parents who all feel that our schools fire protection requirements are inadequate. The goals and objectives of the coalition are to explore remedies that will ensure that our most valuable resources, our children and our schools, are adequately protected from the ravages of fire and panic.

The Combustion Institute
The Combustion Institute is an educational non-profit, international, scientific society whose purpose is to promote and disseminate research in combustion science. The members of the Institute take an active role in planning the events held by the Combustion Institute and arranging for publishing its volumes and journal.

Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG)
The Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG) is one of the largest research groups in the world dedicated to the development and application of mathematical modelling tools suitable for the simulation of fire related phenomena.

Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA)
The Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA), is a unique blend of designer/installers, manufacturers and suppliers working together to share ideas and strategies for the benefit of the fire suppression systems industry. FSSA members are dedicated to the highest level of safety, reliability and effectiveness of special hazards fire suppression.

The mission of FSSA is to promote the use of, and be the leading recognized authority on, special hazard fire protection systems; employing existing and new technologies to safeguard people, high-value assets and the environment.

International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS)
International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) was founded with the primary objective of encouraging research into the science of preventing and mitigating the adverse effects of fires and of providing a forum for presenting the results of such research. It seeks to promote high standards, to encourage and stimulate scientists to address fire problems, to provide the necessary scientific foundations and means to facilitate applications aimed at reducing life and property loss.

International Fire Code Institute (IFCI)
The International Fire Code Institute (IFCI) is dedicated to providing leadership to promote safe communities through code development, education and serving as a forum for the exchange of information related to the prevention, control and suppression of fires, explosions and hazardous conditions.

International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA)
International Fire Service Training Association's (IFSTA) board establishes policies, standing and ad hoc committees, discontinues projects, establishes new projects, approves scope and purpose statements, approves titles for new and revised training materials, advises Fire Protection Publications on pertinent matters, and maintains external relations with other organizations. Fire Protection Publications (FPP) is a department of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology (CEAT) a division within Oklahoma State University (OSU), a land grant university. FPP is the world's leading publisher of training materials for the fire and emergency services. FPP serves as the headquarters for the IFSTA.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies organized to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

International Fire Sprinkler Association (IFSA)
The International Fire Sprinkler Association (IFSA) was organized to foster the formation and growth of national and regional organizations that can promote the fire sprinkler concept around the world.

National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA)
National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) site is the leading source for fire sprinkler information on the web. It contains information on fire sprinklers (commercial and residential) with over 60 free articles, case studies, and other publications. Several company directories and sprinkler ordinances from around the country are also listed. Specific sprinkler specification listings and manufacturers are available as well as an online catalog for products (such as fire protection handbooks, inspection forms, etc.).

National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED)
The National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED) was established in 1963 with the mission of continuously improving the economic environment, business performance, and technical competence in the fire protection industry.

National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM)
The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) represents the most senior fire official of each of the 50 United States and District of Columbia. State Fire Marshals' responsibilities vary from state to state, but Marshals tend to be responsible for fire safety code adoption and enforcement, fire and arson investigation, fire incident data reporting and analysis, public education and advising Governors and State Legislatures on fire protection.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
The mission of the NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training and education. NFPA membership totals more than 75,000 individuals from around the world and more than 80 national trade and professional organizations.

National Burglar ∓ Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA)
Founded in 1948, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) is the nation's oldest and largest association dedicated to representing, promoting, and supporting the electronic life safety, security, and systems industry. Through a federation of state associations, NBFAA reaches grass roots members, enabling them to band together on national issues, and delivering to them industry information, professional development tools, products, and services.

National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
Since the Institute was founded in 1961, more than 107,000 technicians and technologists have met NICET's rigorous certification criteria, and the number grows rapidly as more employers and local and state governments rely on NICET certification to measure the qualifications of their workforce. The certificate and wallet card issued by NICET serve as a portable credential for certified technicians and technologists who seek to maximize their skills and knowledge and advance in their professions. By employing those workers who have demonstrated their technical mastery, employers can provide their customers higher quality goods and services. And, ultimately, the public enjoys a higher degree of safety and protection.

NICET defines engineering technicians as the "hands-on" members of the engineering team who work under the direction of engineers, scientists, and technologists. They have knowledge of the components, operating characteristics, and limitations of engineering systems and processes particular to their area of specialization.

The Institute defines engineering technologists as members of the engineering team who work closely with engineers, scientists, and technicians. Technologists have a thorough knowledge of the equipment, applications, and established state-of-the-art design and implementation methods in a particular engineering area.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) is the only engineering society that represents individual engineering professionals and licensed engineers (PEs) across all disciplines. Founded in 1934, NSPE strengthens the engineering profession by promoting engineering licensure and ethics, enhancing the engineer image, advocating and protecting PEs' legal rights at the national and state levels, publishing news of the profession, providing continuing education opportunities, and much more. NSPE serves some 60,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and more than 500 chapters.

Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) was established in 1950 and incorporated as in independent organization in 1971. It is the professional society representing those practicing the field of fire protection engineering. The Society has approximately 3500 members in the United States and abroad, and 51 regional chapters, 10 of which are outside the US. The purpose of the Society is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education.


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