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Join the Fire Protection Practice Specialty for access to a network of safety and fire protection subject-matter experts, as well as relevant industry education and information.

fire_protection_mainWho We Are

ASSP’s Fire Protection Practice Specialty member community helps to advance workplace safety by specifically addressing fire protection and prevention, emergency preparedness and disaster mitigation issues. We have extensive fire safety experience and expertise within this community, serving as an invaluable resource for networking and providing access to technical content on related topics.

What We Do

For ASSP members within the Fire Protection Practice Specialty, we provide the following:

  • Networking opportunities via social media groups, conference calls and in-person meetings such as the annual Professional Development Conference so you can connect with top industry professionals
  • Professional development opportunities, including fire protection- and safety-focused education that you can immediately put into practice, mentor relationships that facilitate sharing knowledge and volunteer and leadership opportunities to build your skills and enhance your resume
  • Safety-related, fire-protection-focused content and information that you can also immediately put into practice, share with employers and colleagues and use to create safe, productive work environments

Why It Matters

Protecting workers from fire hazards is a critical component of workplace safety. In fact, ASSP was born out of a desire to protect workers from fire and other hazards after a tragic factory fire took the lives of nearly 150 workers more than 100 years ago. To prevent similar tragedies, safety professionals must have access to technical content and resources on the latest fire safety topics and trends, all of which we develop and share with our community members.

How to Join

ASSP members: Log in to your ASSP account to upgrade your membership.

Non-members: Join ASSP and your desired practice specialties at the same time.

News

Get the latest news from the ASSP Fire Protection Practice Specialty, including meeting updates, future engagements and education, requests for volunteers, and calls for action or advocacy.

  • Community Recognition

    Jun 24, 2020
    Each year, our common interest group and practice specialty communities provide virtual education, networking and leadership opportunities to help members to become better safety professionals and build more inclusive safety cultures. Thank you, to our leaders whose volunteer support sustains ASSP and helps us continue to evolve in more diverse and advanced ways than ever before. We are proud to celebrate your achievements and recognize the work you do as volunteer leaders.
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    OSHA Issues New Guidance on Returning to Work

    Jun 18, 2020
    OSHA has issued new Guidance on Returning to Work to help employers as they reopen nonessential businesses and have employees return to work during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
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    Register, Refer and Get Rewarded!

    Jun 09, 2020
    Check out some great incentives and ideas to help you generate excitement about Safety 2020: Virtual within your member community.
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    Working Together for Safety: Look to the ASSP Community

    May 06, 2020
    This week's episode highlights the many ideas and resources ASSP members are sharing in the online ASSP Community.
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    OSHA Issues Interim Guidance on Respirator Decontamination

    Apr 28, 2020
    As employers strive to provide workers with adequate PPE to protect themselves from exposure to COVID-19, OSHA has issued interim enforcement guidance on decontamination of filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs).

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Leadership Opportunities

Go beyond belonging to the Fire Protection Practice Specialty and volunteer for a position on our advisory committee. Alternatively, consider running to be elected as assistant administrator, which leads to occupying the office of administrator after two years. As a volunteer leader, you can lend your time and expertise to our many initiatives, while developing transferable leadership and team-building skills. Leadership positions within ASSP help members reach their highest level of performance, both on the job and in the Society.

Interested in leading?

Learn about ASSP elections


Need help? 

Contact ASSP's Member Communities staff

Fire Protection Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Jason P Reason, CSP, CIH, CHMM

Content Coordinator Gabriel F Miehl, M.S., CSP, CFPS

Mentoring Committee Brian E Hitt, CSP, CHMM

Professional Development Chair J Brett Carruthers, CSP, ASP

Secretary Gabriel F Miehl, M.S., CSP, CFPS

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