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:
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.
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!
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.
United States Fire Administration
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors
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)
Door Security and Safety Foundation
The Door Security & Safety Foundation offers individuals and organizations the opportunity to learn and experience the vital role that the architectural opening plays in life safety and security.
Through our relationship with the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI), the Foundation is able to provide instructors with the qualifications and insight to train fire and building code officials in a classroom setting. This training is important as it provides the means for a greater understanding of the life safety and security that each door opening potential provides.
The Foundation works with recognized experts who have designed the specifications for approximately 95% of the door openings in U.S. commercial buildings and schools. Organizations rely on the advice and expertise of a door and hardware consultant to keep them current on standards and technology as it pertains to safety and security. These current standards and technology need to offer a combination of the best possible fire protection and reasonable amount of security.
You can learn more about the Foundation and its mission at http://www.doorsecuritysafety.org/
International Residential Code Fire Sprinkler Coalition
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