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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a United States trade association, albeit with some international members, that creates and maintains private, copyrighted standards and codes for usage and adoption by local governments. The National Fire Protection Association is a global nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to elimination death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.
The NFPA requires the regulatory inspection and testing of fire, smoke, fire smoke combination dampers and ceiling radiation dampers
Codes & Standards
NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
NFPA 80 - Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives
NFPA 90A - Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilation Systems
NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code
NFPA 105 - Standard for the Installation of Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives
The Joint Commission is a United States-based nonprofit tax-exempt 501 organization that accredits more than 21,000 US health care organizations and programs
The Joint Commission requires health care organizations to comply with the Life Safety Code®* to help ensure fire safety. In the Life Safety Code, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) specifies construction and operational conditions to minimize fire hazards and provide a safety system in case of fire. To help assess compliance with the Life Safety Code, The Joint Commission created the “Life Safety” (LS) chapter, which includes all the Joint Commission requirements regarding Life Safety Code compliance. The LS chapter applies to any organization or part of an organization that is considered a health care, ambulatory care, or residential occupancy. * Life Safety Code® is a registered trademark of the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA.
Life Safety Code & Health Care Facilities Code Requirements
In 2016, CMS adopted the 2012 edition of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code. Follow this button to get basic information about Medicare and/or Medicaid provider compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 Life Safety Code (LSC). You will also find useful links to applicable laws, regulations, and compliance information specific to NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code (HCFC) requirements .