National Fire Protection Association


Established in 1896, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks. NFPA membership totals more than 81,000 individuals around the world and more than 80 national trade and professional organizations.


NFPA Library of Resources


The Charles S. Morgan Library supports the research and maintains the archives of the National Fire Protection Association. Located in the NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts, the Morgan Technical Library represents one of the largest fire science libraries in the world.  The library was established in 1945, and was later named after Charles S. Morgan, a former President of NFPA.

The Library's collection reflects the interests and activities of members, NFPA committees and staff. Resource materials collected from national and international sources include more than 15,000 books and reports, 200 periodical titles, and educational media such as curricula, videos, games and brochures. The archives include NFPA documents dating from the Association's founding in 1896.

NFPA members and non-members can contact the library with research questions about NFPA codes, Proposal and Comments Reports, booklets, reports brochures, fire investigation reports, and journal articles. The library is open to the public Monday- Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and is closed on national holidays.




Read all of NFPA's campus fire safety tips and download our free safety tip sheet and infographic. NFPA also has a resource for students who are moving to off-campus housing.


NFPA, Articles written by NFPA for The Center
  Student podcast on wildfire reveals youth perspective on safety education and action by: Michele SteinbergDirector, Wildfire Division Download 8/5/2019
  How to apply NFPA 1 by Kristin Bigda, FPE, NFPA Download 6/13/2019
  Business Continuity Plans and Fire Inspections .... by Lisa Marie Sinatra, NFPA Download 3/29/2019
  School Safety and Security Update By NFPA Download 2/28/2019
  New resource highlights safe door locking requirements and guidelines for schools By Robert Solomon, Director, Building & Life Safety, NFPA Download 2/28/2019
  NFPA 1: Fire Code requirements for laborator ies at college and universities by Kristin Bigda, PE, NFPA Download 1/23/2019
  Back to School: Requirements for operating features in education occupancies By: Kristin Bigda Principal Fire Protection Engineer NFPA Download 9/28/2018
  Full report on Building Safety & Security Workshop now available by Robert Solomon, Director, Building & Life Safety, NFPA Download 8/29/2018
  Havoc in Hawaii thrusts mass notification system ... by Cathy Longley, Communications Manager Download 7/30/2018
  NFPA 1: Safety requirements for food trucks and summer festivals on college campuses by Kristin Bigda Download 6/28/2018
  The Process Works (NFPA 3000) by Jim Pauley, President & CEO National Fire Protection Association Download 5/31/2018
  Emergency Action Plans, when are they required and what do I include? By: Kristin Bigda, Principal FPE, NFPA Download 4/24/2018
  NFPA 1: Protection of parking garages by Kristin Bigda, Principal FPE, NFPA Download 3/29/2018
  The top 7 fire safety items you need to know about your commercial cooking operations (PART 2) by Jacqueline Wilmot, Fire Protection Engineer, NFPA Download 2/27/2018
  The top 7 fire safety items you need to know about your commercial cooking operations (PART 1) By Jacqueline Wilmot, Fire Protection Engineer, NFPA Download 1/30/2018
  Locking doors on college campuses to prevent unwanted entry By: Kristin Bigda, Principal Engineer Building Fire Protection and Life Safety Division, NFPA Download 12/22/2017
  Safeguarding the benefits of a vegetative (green) roof by addressing fire and life safety risks By: Val Boutin, P.E., Fire Protection Engineer National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Download 10/30/2017
  Are Your Sprinklers Ready for Back-to-School By David R. Hague, P.E. Principal Fire Protection Engineer, National Fire Protection Association Download 8/31/2017
  PHASE-OUT OF PLAIN OLD TELEPHONE SERVICE COULD IMPACT CAMPUS FIRE-SAFETY By Barry Chase, Senior Fire Protection Engineer NFPA Download 7/31/2017
  Attention! Fraternities, sororities, clubs, classes and teams, there’s a wildfire community service project for YOU! by By: Tom McGowan By: Tom McGowan Senior Specialist, NFPA Download 6/29/2017
  Energy Storage Systems and Fire Safety By Brian O'Connor, FPE, NFPA Download 5/26/2017
  Fuel Storage for Stationary Engines for Emergency Generators by Bob Benedetti, Principal Engineer, Flammable Liquids, NFPA Download 4/27/2017
  How college students studying overseas can stay fire safe by Lorraine Carli, NFPA Download 3/27/2017
  Boston in Spring Time-What Better Time to Attend the NFPA Conference and Expo Robert Solomon, PE, NFPA Download 2/27/2017
  What’s New in Fire Investigation 2017? By Michael T. Wixted Download 1/23/2017
  Differences in Flammable / Combustible Liquids Classification by Robert E Solomon, NFPA Download 12/12/2016
  Fire Prevention Week by LisaMarie Sinatra Download 10/6/2016
  COLLEGE INITIATION - HIS AND MINE by Mark W. Earley, PE , NFPA Download 8/25/2016
  Life Safety, Fire Safety, Security Safety: Blended, Balanced and Built In by Robert Solomon, PE, NFPA Download 7/14/2016
  Campus Fire Safety by the Numbers by Allan B. Fraser Download 6/20/2016
  What’s Cookin’? Fire Safety Regulations for Food Trucks by Jacqueline Wilmot Download 5/20/2016
  Suicide Prevention: Awareness Programs Needed by Tom McGowan Download 3/31/2016
  What's The Risk? (Assessment) by Robert E Solomon, NFPA Download 2/29/2016
  NFPA 3 and 4 by Paul Dunphy, Harvard University Download 2/28/2016
  Uncovering the Veil of Smoke by Brian O’Connor, Associate Engineer, NFPA Download 1/25/2016
  BE RESILIENT! BE BRILLIANT! by Robert Solomon, PE, NFPA Download 12/15/2015
  Alternative Energy Sources: A Life Style Change and a Life Safety Concern? by Tom McGowan, Senior Fire Specialist, NFPA Download 11/12/2015
  Developing Emergency Action Plans in High-Rise Buildings by Kristin Bigda, PE Download 9/26/2015
  New Requirements for Stairway Video Monitoring in NFPA 101 by Michael Wixted, Emergency Services Specialist, NFPA Download 8/27/2015
  Have a Plan for Your Safety by Curt Floyd, NFPA Download 7/29/2015
  One is never served so well as by oneself by Allan B. Fraser, CBI, CPCA, Sr. Building Code Specialist, NFPA Download 6/25/2015
  Integrated System Testing – It’s Not Already Done? By Jacqueline R. Wilmot, Fire Protection Engineer Download 5/28/2015
  Protecting those Books! by Audrey Goldstein Download 3/30/2015
  What is the difference between the NFPA 704 “diamond” and OSHA GHS labels ? by Nancy Pearce Download 2/24/2015
  NFPA 30 and MAQs for Storage of Containers of Flammable / Combustible Liquids by Bob Benedetti Download 1/26/2015
  Free Egress by Occupants is a must! by Ron Cote Download 12/17/2014
  Winter Code Compliance by Robert Solomon Download 10/28/2014
  NFPA Fire Prevention Week Message   Download 9/29/2014
  NFPA Campus Fire Safety Month and Fire Prevention Week by Lorraine Carli Download 8/27/2014
  High Rise Building Fire Safety on College Campuses by Kristin Bigda, P.E. Download 7/29/2014
  Are We Ignoring 20 Percent of Our Population When We Plan for Evacuations? by Allen B. Fraser Download 6/26/2014
  Student Fire and EMS Squards by Ken Holland Download 5/27/2014
  Is your Campus Properly Equipped with a Mass Notification System? by Richard Roux Download 5/2/2014
  Is Your Campus Infrastructure Equipped to Notify you of an Emergency? by Richard Roux Download 5/2/2014
  Portable Fire Extinguishers 101 by Jonathan Levin Download 5/2/2014
  In Today's Changing World Certification Matters by Laurent McDonald Download 5/2/2014
  UC Davis Fire Department gets Students Involved by Ryan Depew Download 5/2/2014
  Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Swinging Fire Doors by Kristin Bigda Download 5/2/2014
  Grilling Safety by Kenneth Willette Download 5/2/2014
  Tactical Challenges in Responding to Campus Facilities by Steven Sawyer Download 5/2/2014
  ITM Made Easy - NFPA 25 in a Nutshell by Matt Klaus Download 5/2/2014
  Chemical Hazard Symbol Guides by Guy Colonna Download 5/2/2014
  Fire and EMS on Campus: So Many Choices by Ken Holland Download 5/2/2014
  Carbon Monoxide by Gregory Harrisonn Download 5/2/2014
  Hazardous Chemical Storage Do's and Don'ts by Guy Colonna Download 5/2/2014
  Fire Prevention Strategies for College Students by Tracy Golinveaux Download 5/2/2014
  Using Elevators for Occupant Evacuation by Ron Cote Download 5/2/2014
  Safety Cans by Bob Benedetti Download 5/2/2014
  Fire Alarm System Inspection, Testing and Maintenance (ITM) by Lee Richardson Download 5/2/2014
  Do Your Laboratory Operations Measure up to NFPA 45? by Martha Curtis Download 5/2/2014
  We Have the Power by Allan Fraser Download 5/2/2014
  Means of Egress Maintenance and Security in Student Housing by Gregory Harrison Download 5/2/2014
  Flammable Liquids Storage Cabinets (Part 2 of 2) by Bob Benedetti Download 5/2/2014
  NFPA Resources by Lauren Backstrom Download 5/2/2014
  Hazardous Materials Response on Campus by Tom McGowan Download 5/2/2014
  Keeping Assembly Venue Egress Paths Usable by Ron Cote Download 5/2/2014
  Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations by Jonathan Hart Download 5/2/2014
  Santa Maria Brazil Nightclub Fire by James Dolan Download 5/2/2014
  Medical Gas Safety by Richard P. Bielen Download 5/2/2014
  Planning for an Emergency on your College Campus by Orlando P. Hernandez Download 5/2/2014
  Living with Sprinklers by Audrey Goldstein Download 4/25/2014
  Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment by Jonathan Hart Download 3/23/2014
  Safe Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids by Bob Benedetti Download 2/23/2014
  Changes in Chemical Hazard Communication by Laura Montville Download 1/21/2014