Residents of Puerto Rico will soon be protected by the most up-to-date editions of two key NFPA safety codes. The 2003 editions of NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code™ (UFC), and NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, have been adopted by the island and will be effective later this year.
The codes, which are widely used across the United States, will protect residents of Puerto Rico and their property in new and existing buildings. NFPA's Life Safety Code mandates that building design construction, operation and maintenance requirements protect building occupants from the dangers caused by fire, smoke and toxic fumes.
NFPA 1 and NFPA 101 are all part of a full set of codes for the built environment developed by NFPA and its partners. The Comprehensive Consensus Codes® (C3) represents the only full set of construction-codes developed through processes accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a private, nonprofit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.
NFPA will also translate into Spanish the latest editions of NFPA 1 and NFPA 101. NFPA's professional development partner in Latin American, IFST, will offer seminars on two codes in Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.capacitacionnfpa.com.