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NFPA® Brings Life- and Asset-Safety Training and Resources to IFMA Members as a Strategic Partner Association

Apr 25, 2024

IFMA is pleased to announce its collaboration with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) to offer members of both organizations training and resources to enhance the safety and performance of facilities and facility professionals globally.

Through this collaboration, IFMA members will have access to NFPA’s acclaimed training and certification programs, as well as more than a century of knowledge on fire prevention, wildfire preparedness, electrical safety, hazardous materials and community risk reduction. Reciprocally, NFPA members receive special pricing for IFMA’s globally recognized, ANAB-accredited courses and credentials, helping them expand their understanding of core facility management concepts and competencies.

IFMA established its strategic partner program in 2021 to provide built environment professionals with a single source of interdisciplinary skill-building training offered by the industry’s most well-respected and influential organizations. The program offers specialized training opportunities that address a range of mission-critical roles and cover the entire operational life cycle of the built environment.

“We are thrilled about this collaboration with IFMA, as it represents our shared commitment to enhance safety within our built environments. Facility managers are the unsung heroes of fire and life safety, operating at the heart of the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem,” said Mike Brunzell, vice president of global business development for NFPA. “Through this collaboration, IFMA members will gain access to unparalleled training, certifications and resources from NFPA, empowering them to further safeguard buildings and the individuals who inhabit them. Together, we’re strengthening our goal of advancing safety and preventing harm from fire, electrical and related hazards around the world.”

“NFPA joins IFMA and 14 other esteemed organizations in sharing essential training and expert knowledge relevant to built environment practices and priorities. We’re proud to work together with NFPA to provide all those responsible for ensuring the safety of people and organizational assets – from facility management and wider building professionals to first responders – with access to top training solutions and informational resources geared toward creating and sustaining facility excellence,” said IFMA President and CEO Don Gilpin.

For a list of all IFMA Strategic Partner Associations, visit ifma.org/marketplace/strategic-partner-associations.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global self-funded nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information, visit nfpa.org. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at nfpa.org/freeaccess