As a result of this adoption, NFPA 1 and NFPA 101 will protect Vermont residents and their property in new and existing buildings. NFPA 1 provides requirements necessary to establish a reasonable level of fire safety and property protection from hazards created by fire and explosion. It is the integration of two of the most widely adopted fire codes in the country: NFPA 1, Fire Prevention Code, and the Uniform Fire Code. The 2003 edition of NFPA 1 is the culmination of a multi-year effort by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA) to create the first fully integrated national fire code.
NFPA 101, used in all 50 states and adopted statewide in 39 states, mandates building design, construction, operation, and maintenance requirements to protect building occupants from the dangers caused by fire, smoke, and toxic fumes. It is one of the nation's oldest safety documents, and is the most comprehensive code addressing safety to life in new and existing buildings.