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Introducing our Non Profit Partners
We are pleased to share information and resources with the non-profit partners listed below.   It is our combined efforts that help to set the pace for campus fire and life safety now - and in the future.
Safer Buildings Coalition

Introducing our Newest Partner ... Safer Building Coalition (SBC)



From their inception before the FCC in February 2012, the Safer Buildings Coalition has been at the forefront advancing the idea that wireless technology makes people inside large buildings safer.

When the public can use their mobile phones to call for help, be notified when there is an emergency, and know that emergency personnel can communicate inside the building where the emergency is taking place, we will have fulfilled our mission.

The Safer Buildings Coalition is an independent, non-profit organization focused on advancing policies, ideas and technologies that ensure comprehensive in-building communications capabilities for Public Safety and the people they serve.

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4-2019 - The Center is a Knowledge Partner Member of SBC.



With one eye on providing excellence in today’s educational environment, and one always trained on adapting, enhancing, and transforming the facilities of the future, APPA seeks to create positive impact in educational facilities on three important levels:

  • APPA transforms individual facilities professionals into higher performing managers and leaders, which…
  • Helps transform member institutions into more inviting and supportive learning environments, which…
  • Elevates the recognition and value of educational facilities and their direct impact on the recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff.

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Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association

The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) provides information sharing opportunities, continuing education, and professional fellowship to people with environmental health and safety (EHS) responsibilities in the education and research communities. CSHEMA leads by listening to its members, organizing their efforts, developing leadership that responds to the needs of the education and research communities, and striving for excellence in everything it does.

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The membership of the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) represents the most senior fire officials in the United States. State Fire Marshals' responsibilities vary from state to state, but Marshals tend to be responsible for fire safety code adoption and enforcement, fire and arson investigation, fire incident data reporting and analysis, public education and advising Governors and State Legislatures on fire protection. Learn more about NASFM at www.firemarshals.org


Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA)

AFAA is a non-profit association dedicated to fostering and improving relationships, both within the fire alarm industry and among associated industries, including electrical, security, and emergency notification, etc., among manufacturers, distributors, users, authorities having jurisdiction, and others through education, research, and development of codes and standards.

AFAA’s mission as an industry advocate is to improve the quality, reliability and value of Fire and Life-Safety Systems. AFAA is headquartered in Jasper, Georgia, with member associations nationwide.  To learn more about AFAA Member Associations, training activities, or to find a local AFAA Member for a fire alarm project, visit us at www.afaa.org.


The Firestop Contractors International Association

The Firestop Contractors International Association is a group of contractors, manufacturer and associate members aimed at improving the reliability of installed firestop products.

Tested and listed firestop system designs are built at Underwriters Laboratories, Intertek, FM Approvals and other testing laboratories.

FCIA has worked to build standards for the proper installation and inspection of Firestopping.  FM 4991, Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors and the UL/ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Program are management system based audits on the firestop contractors’ operations verifying that the contractor ‘does as they say they do’. 

FCIA also testified in support of the National Association of State Fire Marshals during updating the ‘Maintenance’ language in the International Fire Code, Section 703.1.

Visit www.FCIA.org  for resources including Life Safety Digest, the Magazine of Effective Compartmentation (FREE Subscription) and more.  Join www.FCIA.org to get all the benefits!

UNH Fire Science Club

Fire Science Club at the University of New Haven

The Fire Science Club conducts weekly meetings and is active in arranging field trips; conducting safety activities on campus; working with fire safety and substance abuse programs; and doing community service projects in the area among other activities.  Some of this years activities include:

Dorm room fire safety demonstration, Cooking meals for homeless shelter, Fire prevention week fire safety education, Christmas tree safety demonstration, Spring Break safety tips, Public Safety Day, Fire Science Banquet. 

The Club also works with The Center at our Annual Campus Fire Forum and is leading the New Student Committee that will be communicating with student groups nationwide.

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United States Fire Administration

As an entity of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the USFA is to foster a solid foundation in prevention, preparedness, and response by providing national leadership to local fire and emergency services. Visit the USFA at
Common Voices

Common Voices

Common Voices is an Advocates' Coalition sponsored by the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA). These advocates have all been directly affected by fire. By bringing their voices together, the NFSA hopes to assist the advocates in their quest to ensure that others will not have to deal with similar tragedies. This coalition strives to make a difference by sharing their stories and influencing change. Learn more about these amazing individuals at www.fireadvocates.org
Phoenix Society

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors is the leading national non-profit organization dedicated to empowering anyone affected by a burn injury through peer support, education, and advocacy. To learn more about this special CCFS non-profit partner go to www.phoenix-society.org 


The University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) is an international non-profit educational association serving colleges and universities. Its core purpose is to promote the advancement and application of effective risk management principles and practices in institutions of higher education. URMIA represents over 1,400 individuals at over 500 institutions of higher education and 100 companies with members ranging from small schools and community colleges to the largest educational institutions.

The URMIA National Office is in Bloomington, Indiana, at Indiana University. For more information, visit www.urmia.org or call 812-855-6683.


 National Advisory Committee (Congressional Fire Services Institute)

The Center for Campus Fire Safety is honored to be a member of CFSI’s National Advisory Committee (NAC). The strength of CFSI lies in the NAC, a coterie of over trade groups, issue organizations, and professional associations including the leading fire service organizations in the country. Whether you are a firefighter, emergency services responder, manufacturer or fire safety professional, the United States Congress is more aware of your concerns because of the Congressional Fire Services Institute.   [ NAC Website
IRC Fire Sprinkler

International Residential Code Fire Sprinkler Coalition

The International Residential Code Fire Sprinkler Coalition promotes the health, safety and welfare of the public and emergency responders by supporting the installation of fire sprinklers in residential occupancies.With more than 100 international, national, regional, state and local supporting organizations, the Coalition represents fire chiefs, fire marshals, building code officials and other public safety interests who support fire sprinklers as a standard feature in new home construction. For more information, visit www.ircfiresprinkler.org.

Live Safe Foundation

The Live Safe Foundation is devoted to making fire and life safety education, awareness initiatives and life saving tools available on a broad basis to communities and campuses. The primary goal is to reduce national fire fatalities and fire losses. Live Safe’s mission is to help everyone prepare for, train and improve the effectiveness of saving your life in the event of a fire with the slogan of: “Get safe. Stay safe. Live Safe.”

The Foundation will on its own and through strategic programmatic partnerships advocate for fire and life safety through:  Awareness: Prevention, Safety, Events and Social Media.

Live-Safe.org is a non-profit blog site that invites people to learn more about general fire safety tips and public safety awareness issues.  Readers can engage with the site and find an abundance of information ranging from fire safety and equipment maintenance to protocols for specific populated areas.

You can become an important part of Live Safe’s mission by becoming a fan at  http://www.live-safe.org