The state of Maine has adopted the latest edition of several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) fire and life safety codes. They are NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code, NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems; NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code; and NFPA 101, Life Safety Code.
The latest adoptions set fire and life safety requirements for new and existing buildings in the state of Maine.
“The use of NFPA codes has long been central to fire prevention and safety efforts in Maine, which improves the safety for our residents and their property,” said John C. Dean, Maine state fire marshal. “NFPA training has given our code officials a better understanding of how to work with the codes and apply them properly.”
Maine officials participated in a training program developed by the National Fire Protection Association that is offered to states that have adopted key NFPA codes and standards. Training provided by NFPA technical experts covers code requirements and the numerous ways the codes may be implemented and enforced.
For more information, visit NFPA’s web site at www.nfpa.org.