NFPA is proud of its long history and ongoing work to eliminate loss from fire, electrical and other hazards. We are also extremely proud to say we don’t accomplish any of this alone. We are joined by all of you – the thousands of volunteers around the globe who give your time, voice and expertise to our standards development process. Together, we are NFPA and we are saving lives and property.
On behalf of NFPA and the millions of people that rely on us every day, thank you for your role in developing critical codes and standards used by governments, private industry and many others around the world.
Every few years we provide a small token of our appreciation for your involvement as a member of our technical committees. While I’m sure you are appreciative of the gesture, this year we wanted to do something in line with our mission that will have a lasting impact on the very individuals changed by fire.
So rather than a gift to you, NFPA has made a significant financial contribution in honor of our technical committee members to the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. NFPA works diligently to create standards, education, research and resources to eliminate death, injury, property and economic loss from fire, electrical and other hazards. Even with the good work we do, unfortunately accidents do happen. Each year more than 40,000 people in the United States and thousands more around the world will be hospitalized with a severe burn injury. Life after a burn injury comes with a hard reality – that survival is only the beginning. True recovery is a lifelong journey that requires care and compassion for the body, mind, and spirit.
NFPA is honored to join with Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, the leader of a worldwide community of burn survivors, their loved ones, health professionals, and firefighters, as they embark on a journey of unprecedented growth of the their programs, advocacy, and impact. Our support on behalf of our volunteers will help expand the services, allowing the Phoenix Society to reach more people whose lives have been altered by a burn injury in more places than ever before. It will allow them to make sure that no one is ever alone on their recovery journey!
Nothing heals people like other people. The Phoenix Society has become a strong advocacy partner for NFPA. Together, we are educating, advocating and raising awareness so burn injuries can be minimized and striving to see that all those who are burned have the hope and support needed to not just survive but thrive again.
Thank you for the work you do on our technical committees and thank you for being the foundation of our gift to the Phoenix Society.
President and CEO NFPA