INTRODUCTION TO FIRE PREVENTION        Seventh Edition • James C. Robertson                                Chapter 9      ...
Overview• Describe the primary role of the  National Fire Prevention Association.• List some organizations with primary  f...
Overview (cont.)• Explain the role of the Insurance  Services Office as it relates to the fire  service.                  ...
Organizations with Primary  Fire Prevention Functions• National Fire Protection Association  (NFPA)  – Mission     • Reduc...
Organizations with Primary  Fire Prevention Functions• NFPA – Founded in 1896 – Nonprofit – Open to anyone with common int...
NFPA Activities• Develop and publish technical  standards• Codes• Recommend practices• Model ordinances                   ...
NFPA Activities•   “Learn Not to Burn” curriculum•   Educational materials•   Fire protection handbook•   Fire investigati...
NFPA Technical            Committees•   Representatives of industry•   Public fire service•   Equipment manufacturers•   I...
Standards as Law• Codes and standards  – Great influence; used as basis for    legislation and regulation at all levels of...
Organizations with Primary Fire Prevention Functions• International Association of Fire Chiefs  (IAFC)• International Asso...
Organizations with PrimaryFire Prevention Functions• International Association of Arson  Investigators (IAAI)• Congression...
Organizations with Primary    Fire Prevention Functions•   Home Safety Council•   National Safety Council•   Society of Fi...
Organizations with Primary Fire Prevention Functions• International Society of Fire Service  Instructors (ISFSI)• National...
Insurance Services Office• Classifies public fire protection• Promulgates loss costs• Issues rules for determining program...
Communities with superior fire protection ratings (Public Protection Classifications) have lower firelosses than those wit...
Risk Management• Systematic approach to pure risk  – Fire prevention is risk management                                   ...
Allied Organizations• Professional associations• Trade associations  – American Fire Sprinkler Association  – Central Stat...
Allied Organizations• Building code groups  – International Code Council (ICC)  – NFPA• Insurance industry• FM Global Grou...
Private Organizations• Self-insurers• Educational institutions• Fire department associations                              ...
Summary• Major organizations• Secondary groups• Supporting agencies                                   Robertson, Introduct...
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  1. 1. INTRODUCTION TO FIRE PREVENTION Seventh Edition • James C. Robertson Chapter 9 Fire Prevention Efforts of the Private Sector Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, Seventh Ed. © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  2. 2. Overview• Describe the primary role of the National Fire Prevention Association.• List some organizations with primary fire prevention functions.• List some organizations with an allied interest in fire prevention.• Describe the relationship between fire prevention and the insurance industry. Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  3. 3. Overview (cont.)• Explain the role of the Insurance Services Office as it relates to the fire service. Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  4. 4. Organizations with Primary Fire Prevention Functions• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) – Mission • Reduce worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on quality of life by providing and advocating consensus about codes and standards, research, training, and education Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  5. 5. Organizations with Primary Fire Prevention Functions• NFPA – Founded in 1896 – Nonprofit – Open to anyone with common interest Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  6. 6. NFPA Activities• Develop and publish technical standards• Codes• Recommend practices• Model ordinances Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  7. 7. NFPA Activities• “Learn Not to Burn” curriculum• Educational materials• Fire protection handbook• Fire investigations• Special sections• Others Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  8. 8. NFPA Technical Committees• Representatives of industry• Public fire service• Equipment manufacturers• Insurance field representatives• Governmental agencies• Qualified individuals Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  9. 9. Standards as Law• Codes and standards – Great influence; used as basis for legislation and regulation at all levels of government Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  10. 10. Organizations with Primary Fire Prevention Functions• International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)• International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  11. 11. Organizations with PrimaryFire Prevention Functions• International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)• Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  12. 12. Organizations with Primary Fire Prevention Functions• Home Safety Council• National Safety Council• Society of Fire Protection Engineers• International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  13. 13. Organizations with Primary Fire Prevention Functions• International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI)• National Volunteer Fire Council• National Association of State Fire Marshals Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  14. 14. Insurance Services Office• Classifies public fire protection• Promulgates loss costs• Issues rules for determining program eligibility and classifications• Develops insurance contracts• Gathers premium and loss information• Rates commercial buildings Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  15. 15. Communities with superior fire protection ratings (Public Protection Classifications) have lower firelosses than those with lesser services. (Source: ISO Chart included in 2008 Action Report ofMountain View Fire District, Colorado) Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  16. 16. Risk Management• Systematic approach to pure risk – Fire prevention is risk management Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  17. 17. Allied Organizations• Professional associations• Trade associations – American Fire Sprinkler Association – Central Station Alarm Association – American Gas Association – Automatic Fire Alarm Association – Manufactured Housing Institute – National Propane Gas Association Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  18. 18. Allied Organizations• Building code groups – International Code Council (ICC) – NFPA• Insurance industry• FM Global Group (formerly Factory Mutual)• Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.• Insurance Services Office (ISO) Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  19. 19. Private Organizations• Self-insurers• Educational institutions• Fire department associations Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ
  20. 20. Summary• Major organizations• Secondary groups• Supporting agencies Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e © 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ

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