NFPA brings life- and asset-safety training and resources to IFMA members

Posted by Johann Nacario — June 17, 2024 — The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has announced 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.

Mike Brunzell, vice president of global business development for NFPA, commented:

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. 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.

IFMA President and CEO Don Gilpin stated:

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.

For more information about the the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem, the IFMA/NFPA partnership, and a list of all IFMA Strategic Partner Associations, visit NFPA or IFMA.