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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and plans to commemorate the milestone through a series of events and initiatives that reflect the steadfast commitment to fire, electrical, and life safety by the association. Key to the celebration is the launch of a virtual 125th Anniversary Conference Series that replaces the traditional in-person 2021 NFPA Conference & Expo. The online conference series runs from May 2021 through March 2022.
“This is a year of celebration and education,” said NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley. “We created a year-long virtual conference series to be able to offer a more tailored and personalized experience for participants. From comprehensive workshops to discussions on the latest advancements in fire technology, what participants learn in these sessions will improve safety around the globe.”
The conference series features 10 one-day programs for building, electrical, and life safety professionals and practitioners that collectively offer more than 100 informative education sessions, engaging content, industry roundtable discussions, networking opportunities, live chat sessions, and exhibitor demonstrations. Led by leading industry experts, program sessions cover a broad range of topic areas from the impact of new technology on codes and standards and the use of data to drive safety, to community risk reduction and public education strategies aimed at protecting people and property. The sessions are designed to help professionals adjust to changing industry needs and more effectively and efficiently perform their daily work.
Since 1896, NFPA has furthered safety by facilitating the development of codes and standards, research, and education for fire and related safety issues. The Association has seen success through the tireless work and support of its more than 250 technical committees comprised of approximately 9,000 volunteers from 42 countries, its more than 40,000 global members, and countless professionals who use NFPA resources to fulfill the mission of reducing loss.
“Just about anywhere people go, the impact NFPA has on their safety is ever-present in their daily lives,” Pauley said. “From cultural icons and industrial and energy storage plants to entertainment venues, libraries, marinas, homes, and businesses, NFPA codes and standards provide critical safety benchmarks to ensure people and property are protected from harm.”
The 125th Conference Series will kick off on May 18 with an “Empowering Electrical Design, Installation, and Safety” one-day program. Participants can take advantage of two learning tracks and nine sessions that focus on issues related to design and installation, new and emerging technology, and workplace safety in the electrical landscape.
Find more information about the NFPA 125th Anniversary, Conference Series, and the electrical program at nfpa.org/conferenceseries.
For this release and other announcements about NFPA initiatives, research, and resources, please visit the NFPA press room.