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  • 1. INTRODUCTION TO FIRE PREVENTIONSeventh Edition James C. RobertsonChapter 9Fire Prevention Efforts of the Private SectorRobertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, Seventh Ed. 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ

2. Overview Describe the primary role of theNational Fire Prevention Association. List some organizations with primaryfire prevention functions. List some organizations with an alliedinterest in fire prevention. Describe the relationship between fireprevention and the insurance industry. Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 3. Overview (cont.) Explain the role of the InsuranceServices Office as it relates to the fireservice.Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 4. Organizations with PrimaryFire 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. Organizations with PrimaryFire 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. NFPA Activities Develop and publish technicalstandards Codes Recommend practices Model ordinancesRobertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 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. NFPA TechnicalCommittees Representatives of industry Public fire service Equipment manufacturers Insurance field representatives Governmental agencies Qualified individualsRobertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 9. Standards as Law Codes and standards Great influence; used as basis forlegislation and regulation at all levels ofgovernment Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 10. Organizations with Primary Fire Prevention Functions International Association of Fire Chiefs(IAFC) International Association of FireFighters (IAFF)Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 11. Organizations with PrimaryFire Prevention Functions International Association of ArsonInvestigators (IAAI) Congressional Fire Services Institute(CFSI) Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 12. Organizations with PrimaryFire Prevention Functions Home Safety Council National Safety Council Society of Fire Protection Engineers International Fire Service TrainingAssociation (IFSTA) Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 13. Organizations with Primary Fire Prevention Functions International Society of Fire ServiceInstructors (ISFSI) National Volunteer Fire Council National Association of State FireMarshalsRobertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 14. Insurance Services Office Classifies public fire protection Promulgates loss costs Issues rules for determining programeligibility and classifications Develops insurance contracts Gathers premium and loss information Rates commercial buildingsRobertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 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. Risk Management Systematic approach to pure risk Fire prevention is risk managementRobertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 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 AssociationRobertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 18. Allied Organizations Building code groups International Code Council (ICC) NFPA Insurance industry FM Global Group (formerly FactoryMutual) Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Insurance Services Office (ISO)Robertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 19. Private Organizations Self-insurers Educational institutions Fire department associationsRobertson, Introduction to Fire Prevention, 7/e 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 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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