Definitions for "National Fire Protection Association"
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a non-governmental organization that writes and maintains numerous safety-related standards. These standards do not have the force of law -- unless they have been given that status through adoption by a local, state, or federal agency.
a voluntary membership organization that promotes and improves fire protection and prevention and establishes safeguards against loss of life and property by fire.
An association that develops standards related to fire protection. Fire departments usually adopt these standards into local regulations.