Our Non-Profit Partners


 National Association of State Fire Marshals

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 NSAFM at www.firemarshals.org


Presented by ICC, NAFSM & CCFS, this course provides valid, credible training to those charged with crowd management at facilities including higher education. This meshes with the CCFS mission of providing resources to our community.




The Hospital Fire Marshals' Association, Inc. (HFMA) is a totally volunteer organization with more than 400 members who are interested in preserving safety and security of everyone walking through the doors of a healthcare or educational facility. Many of the members are responsible for safety and security management in: Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Residential Treatment Centers, Long Term Care Facilities,    Assisted Living and Personal Care Facilities, Psychiatric Facilities, Prisons, Institutions of Higher Education, Fire Departments.  HFMA membership is comprised of disciplines encompassing all staff levels in healthcare, educational facilities and the fire service

The HFMA has been serving hospitals and other healthcare institutions since 1968 with education, training and resources promoting professional development and security in healthcare facilities. Educational institutions were added to the agenda in 1990.  Visit http://hfma-safety.org/index.html for more info.


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!



ICC Evaluation Service

ICC Evaluation Service, (ICC-ES), a subsidiary of the International Code Council and the industry leader in evaluating building products for code compliance, has expanded its expertise in fire resistance and flammability for evaluation reports. ICC-ES signed an agreement with a new partner that will provide additional options to manufacturers who wish to have their products evaluated for specific fire ratings and requirements. The new partner, who will  consult with ICC-ES to confirm the appropriate test plan and develop the data package, has more than 45 years of experience in performing fire tests on building materials, products and assemblies.  For more information, please visit ICC-ES at www.icc-es.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.

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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  [Download Live Safe Profile]



Fire Science Club at the University of New Haven

The Fire Science Club at the University of New Haven is proud to collaborate with the Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS). One of the organization’s most recent activities is its involvement with CCFS and its new Campus Fire Safety News Daily. Contact the Fire Science Club by e-mailing them at FSC@newhaven.edu
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

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.

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. Visit CFSI at http://www.cfsi.org
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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
Security on Campus

Since its inception more than 20 years ago, SOC has drastically changed and positively affected the legal landscape and public arena regarding campus security, crime reporting, crime victim’s rights, and crime prevention. In so doing, we have made the safety and security of our nation’s college students (more than 15 million students per year) — our nation’s treasure — a top priority of our justice system as well as our institutional leaders. Visit SOC at www.securityoncampus.org 
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
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

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.


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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