The National Fire Protection Association
NFPA was designed to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. It is the world’s leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, the NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.
The National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors
NAFED is a trade association serving companies that sell, distribute, and service fire equipment. It is the mission of the association to aid members’ success by improving their business performance, technical competence, and professional image in the fire protection industry.
International Code Council
The ICC is a member-focused association dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.
National Association of State Fire Marshals
NASFM comprises the most senior fire officials in the United States and is 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. Some State Fire Marshals are responsible for fire fighter training, hazardous materials incident responses, wildland fires and the regulation of natural gas and other pipelines.
UL is the largest and most respected independent testing laboratory in the world. UL is dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind.
Underwriters Laboratories of Canada
ULC develops and publishes standards and specifications for products having a bearing on fire, life safety and security, crime prevention, energy efficiency, environmental safety, security of assets and facilities, live working and workplace safety and other areas. They are accredited by the Standards Council of Canada.
The Georgia Association of Fire Safety Equipment Dealers
GAFSED is dedicated to lobbying for the adoption of uniform codes and standards governing the fire equipment industry, building good will among members, distributors, dealers, and manufacturers of the products within the industry, and to work to develop or recommend policies and practices to stabilize the industry and promote public interest.
The Pennsylvania Association of Fire Equipment Distributors
PAFED was designed to educate the public on proper selection and use of portable fire fighting equipment, and continually educate members in the ever-changing industry regulations.
The Florida Fire Equipment Dealers Association
FFEDA is made up of fire equipment companies from throughout the state of Florida and manufacturers from throughout the United States. The association offers benefits and services to fire equipment dealers and members, including continuing education to help fire equipment dealers and permit holders obtain the continuing education as required by the State of Florida.
The Fire Equipment Distributors of Texas
FFDOT is designed to promote fellowship and cooperation among fire distributors in Texas. Some of their more specific objectives include: to allow for cooperation between members and local fire chiefs and other interested governmental officials for the adoption of uniform standards and ordinances governing the industry, to recommend trade policies and practices that will stabilize the industry and protect public interest, and to gather and share information and statistics pertaining to the fire industry.
Oregon Fire Equipment Distributors
“Working together for a safer Oregon” The principle objective of ORFED is to create an organization of professional fire equipment distributors dedicated to improving the fire equipment industry in Oregon through gathering and disseminating information and ideas which will improve the states fire protection and increase the competency of the fire equipment industry in the state of Oregon.
The North Carolina Association of Fire Equipment Distributors
NCAFED aims to act as a liaison with local and state agencies in the development and interpretation of Codes and Standards, and seeks to recommend to the fire equipment industry such trade policies and practices that will stabilize the industry and protect the public interest, and to eliminate such practices which cause injury to the industry and to the public.
The Oklahoma Association of Fire Equipment Dealers
“Promoting Excellence in the Fire Equipment Industry” The OAFED is an association of fire equipment dealers whose common goal is to raise standards, improve industry image, and insure professionalism. OAFED addresses issues concerning fire equipment dealers in the State of Oklahoma.
California Association of Life Safety and Fire Equipment
“To Promote and Enhance the Image of the Fire Industry” CALSAFE was founded by companies licensed by the California State Fire Marshal to service fire extinguishing equipment. Their mission is to bring together as a common voice, the professional ideas to promote and enhance the image of our industry. Since founding it has expanded its scope to include fire equipment manufacturers, insurance companies, and others interested in the development of our industry.
New Jersey Association of Fire Equipment Distributors
The mission of the NJAFED is to continuously enhance fire safety in New Jersey. This is accomplished by disseminating information and knowledge to the public and by improving the technical competency of its members.