The International Code Council (ICC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) have formed the Coalition for Current Safety Codes (CCSC). The coalition will advance public safety in the built environment by advocating that states and municipal jurisdictions adopt current building, fire prevention, sustainable, electrical, and life safety codes.
"For more than 100 years, the public and government on all levels have benefited from the life and property saving work of private standards developing organizations (SDOs),"said NFPA President Jim Shannon. "The CCSC is an effort to ensure those same parties are taking full advantage of the latest information in the most up to date codes."
"ICC and NFPA have a rich history and dedicated members who devote themselves each day to ensuring the development of safe and sustainable communities," said ICC CEO Rick Weiland. "The efforts of our memberships have dramatically strengthened codes and standards – protecting the public. This coalition is a great way to spread the word about how to protect the environment, and the health and welfare of our society."
ICC and NFPA will seek broad participation in the coalition from other SDOs, the construction and insurance industries, government, and the private sector to raise awareness about the importance of and steps needed to provide up to date buildings where people live, work, play, and go to school.
For more information, go to www.coalition4safety.org