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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.

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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
 TitleDescription Created Date
Fire code requirements for laboratories at college and universities.by Kristin Bigda, FPE, NFPA, Technical Lead, Building & Life Safety, National Fire Protection AssociationDownload2/12/2020
Student podcast on wildfire reveals youth perspective on safety education and actionby: Michele SteinbergDirector, Wildfire DivisionDownload8/5/2019
How to apply NFPA 1by Kristin Bigda, FPE, NFPADownload6/13/2019
Business Continuity Plans and Fire Inspections ....by Lisa Marie Sinatra, NFPADownload3/29/2019
School Safety and Security UpdateBy NFPADownload2/28/2019
New resource highlights safe door locking requirements and guidelines for schoolsBy Robert Solomon, Director, Building & Life Safety, NFPADownload2/28/2019
NFPA 1: Fire Code requirements for laborator ies at college and universitiesby Kristin Bigda, PE, NFPADownload1/23/2019
Back to School: Requirements for operating features in education occupancies By: Kristin Bigda Principal Fire Protection Engineer NFPADownload9/28/2018
Full report on Building Safety & Security Workshop now availableby Robert Solomon, Director, Building & Life Safety, NFPADownload8/29/2018
Havoc in Hawaii thrusts mass notification system ...by Cathy Longley, Communications ManagerDownload7/30/2018
NFPA 1: Safety requirements for food trucks and summer festivals on college campusesby Kristin BigdaDownload6/28/2018
The Process Works (NFPA 3000)by Jim Pauley, President & CEO National Fire Protection AssociationDownload5/31/2018
Emergency Action Plans, when are they required and what do I include? By: Kristin Bigda, Principal FPE, NFPA Download4/24/2018
NFPA 1: Protection of parking garagesby Kristin Bigda, Principal FPE, NFPADownload3/29/2018
The top 7 fire safety items you need to know about your commercial cooking operations (PART 2)by Jacqueline Wilmot, Fire Protection Engineer, NFPADownload2/27/2018
The top 7 fire safety items you need to know about your commercial cooking operations (PART 1)By Jacqueline Wilmot, Fire Protection Engineer, NFPADownload1/30/2018
Locking doors on college campuses to prevent unwanted entryBy: Kristin Bigda, Principal Engineer Building Fire Protection and Life Safety Division, NFPADownload12/22/2017
Safeguarding the benefits of a vegetative (green) roof by addressing fire and life safety risksBy: Val Boutin, P.E., Fire Protection Engineer National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)Download10/30/2017
Are Your Sprinklers Ready for Back-to-SchoolBy David R. Hague, P.E. Principal Fire Protection Engineer, National Fire Protection AssociationDownload8/31/2017
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, NFPADownload6/29/2017
Energy Storage Systems and Fire SafetyBy Brian O'Connor, FPE, NFPADownload5/26/2017
Fuel Storage for Stationary Engines for Emergency Generatorsby Bob Benedetti, Principal Engineer, Flammable Liquids, NFPADownload4/27/2017
How college students studying overseas can stay fire safeby Lorraine Carli, NFPADownload3/27/2017
Boston in Spring Time-What Better Time to Attend the NFPA Conference and ExpoRobert Solomon, PE, NFPADownload2/27/2017
What’s New in Fire Investigation 2017? By Michael T. WixtedDownload1/23/2017
Differences in Flammable / Combustible Liquids Classification by Robert E Solomon, NFPADownload12/12/2016
Fire Prevention Weekby LisaMarie SinatraDownload10/6/2016
COLLEGE INITIATION - HIS AND MINEby Mark W. Earley, PE , NFPA Download8/25/2016
Life Safety, Fire Safety, Security Safety: Blended, Balanced and Built Inby Robert Solomon, PE, NFPADownload7/14/2016
Campus Fire Safety by the Numbersby Allan B. FraserDownload6/20/2016
What’s Cookin’? Fire Safety Regulations for Food Trucksby Jacqueline WilmotDownload5/20/2016
Suicide Prevention: Awareness Programs Needed by Tom McGowanDownload3/31/2016
What's The Risk? (Assessment)by Robert E Solomon, NFPADownload2/29/2016
NFPA 3 and 4by Paul Dunphy, Harvard UniversityDownload2/28/2016
Uncovering the Veil of Smokeby Brian O’Connor, Associate Engineer, NFPADownload1/25/2016
BE RESILIENT! BE BRILLIANT!by Robert Solomon, PE, NFPADownload12/15/2015
Alternative Energy Sources: A Life Style Change and a Life Safety Concern?by Tom McGowan, Senior Fire Specialist, NFPADownload11/12/2015
Developing Emergency Action Plans in High-Rise Buildingsby Kristin Bigda, PE Download9/26/2015
New Requirements for Stairway Video Monitoring in NFPA 101by Michael Wixted, Emergency Services Specialist, NFPADownload8/27/2015
Have a Plan for Your Safetyby Curt Floyd, NFPADownload7/29/2015
One is never served so well as by oneselfby Allan B. Fraser, CBI, CPCA, Sr. Building Code Specialist, NFPADownload6/25/2015
Integrated System Testing – It’s Not Already Done?By Jacqueline R. Wilmot, Fire Protection EngineerDownload5/28/2015
Protecting those Books!by Audrey GoldsteinDownload3/30/2015
What is the difference between the NFPA 704 “diamond” and OSHA GHS labels ?by Nancy PearceDownload2/24/2015
NFPA 30 and MAQs for Storage of Containers of Flammable / Combustible Liquidsby Bob BenedettiDownload1/26/2015
Free Egress by Occupants is a must!by Ron CoteDownload12/17/2014
Winter Code Complianceby Robert SolomonDownload10/28/2014
NFPA Fire Prevention Week Message Download9/29/2014
NFPA Campus Fire Safety Month and Fire Prevention Weekby Lorraine CarliDownload8/27/2014
High Rise Building Fire Safety on College Campusesby Kristin Bigda, P.E.Download7/29/2014
Are We Ignoring 20 Percent of Our Population When We Plan for Evacuations?by Allen B. FraserDownload6/26/2014
Student Fire and EMS Squardsby Ken HollandDownload5/27/2014
Is your Campus Properly Equipped with a Mass Notification System?by Richard RouxDownload5/2/2014
Is Your Campus Infrastructure Equipped to Notify you of an Emergency?by Richard RouxDownload5/2/2014
Portable Fire Extinguishers 101by Jonathan LevinDownload5/2/2014
In Today's Changing World Certification Matters by Laurent McDonaldDownload5/2/2014
UC Davis Fire Department gets Students Involvedby Ryan DepewDownload5/2/2014
Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Swinging Fire Doorsby Kristin Bigda Download5/2/2014
Grilling Safetyby Kenneth WilletteDownload5/2/2014
Tactical Challenges in Responding to Campus Facilitiesby Steven SawyerDownload5/2/2014
ITM Made Easy - NFPA 25 in a Nutshellby Matt KlausDownload5/2/2014
Chemical Hazard Symbol Guidesby Guy ColonnaDownload5/2/2014
Fire and EMS on Campus: So Many Choicesby Ken HollandDownload5/2/2014
Carbon Monoxideby Gregory HarrisonnDownload5/2/2014
Hazardous Chemical Storage Do's and Don'ts by Guy ColonnaDownload5/2/2014
Fire Prevention Strategies for College Studentsby Tracy GolinveauxDownload5/2/2014
Using Elevators for Occupant Evacuationby Ron CoteDownload5/2/2014
Safety Cansby Bob Benedetti Download5/2/2014
Fire Alarm System Inspection, Testing and Maintenance (ITM)by Lee RichardsonDownload5/2/2014
Do Your Laboratory Operations Measure up to NFPA 45?by Martha CurtisDownload5/2/2014
We Have the Powerby Allan FraserDownload5/2/2014
Means of Egress Maintenance and Security in Student Housingby Gregory HarrisonDownload5/2/2014
Flammable Liquids Storage Cabinets (Part 2 of 2)by Bob Benedetti Download5/2/2014
NFPA Resourcesby Lauren BackstromDownload5/2/2014
Hazardous Materials Response on Campusby Tom McGowanDownload5/2/2014
Keeping Assembly Venue Egress Paths Usableby Ron CoteDownload5/2/2014
Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operationsby Jonathan HartDownload5/2/2014
Santa Maria Brazil Nightclub Fireby James DolanDownload5/2/2014
Medical Gas Safetyby Richard P. BielenDownload5/2/2014
Planning for an Emergency on your College Campusby Orlando P. HernandezDownload5/2/2014
Living with Sprinklers by Audrey GoldsteinDownload4/25/2014
Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipmentby Jonathan HartDownload3/23/2014
Safe Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquidsby Bob BenedettiDownload2/23/2014
Changes in Chemical Hazard Communication by Laura MontvilleDownload1/21/2014