Fire Protection Practice Specialty

Membership

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.

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    Salary survey pinpoints value of certifications for safety and health professionals

    May 24, 2018
    ASSE and BCSP conducted a 33-question salary survey in March of nearly 10,000 safety, health and environmental professionals based primarily in the United States and Canada, identifying the typical salary, benefits, credentials and experience of these individuals. The median base salary for full-time professionals was $97,000.
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    New workplace safety books available at Safety 2018 in San Antonio

    May 24, 2018
    Two new occupational safety and health books debut at Safety 2018. Available for purchase will be "Safety Leadership and Professional Development," edited by Richard Olawoyin and Darryl C. Hill, and "Fred Manuele on Safety Management," written by Fred Manuele and edited by Professional Safety’s Tina Angley.​
  • How to Address Reproductive Health in the Workplace

    How to Address Reproductive Health in the Workplace

    May 16, 2018
    Global conversations about reproductive health in the workplace are changing, and some occupational safety and health professionals are taking steps to close the significant gaps in the industry’s understanding of how to support a large employee population: parents.
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    What Is the Singapore Accord and How Does It Clarify OSH Roles?

    Dec 20, 2017
    Which skills should each type of OSH employee bring to the table? What are those different types? The Singapore Accord, a call-to-action signed at a 2017 meeting in Singapore, encourages OSH organizations to adopt a global framework that helps answer those and other important questions.
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    An Inside Look at the LearnEx Prevention Through Design Course

    Sep 28, 2017
    LearnEx online courses are an avenue through which OSH professionals can complete the Society’s formal courses via a completely online experience. Participants receive the same level of course content and educational engagement, but can learn at their own pace anywhere an Internet connection is available.

Resources

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 John A Principe, CSP, CSHM, CHCM

Assistant Administrator Edward L Zimmermann, CSP

Awards & Honors Chair Frank J Baker, CSP, CFPS, ARM

Content Coordinator Jason P Reason, CSP, CIH, CHMM

Proxy Edward L Zimmermann, CSP

Social Media Chair Gabriel F Miehl, CSP, CFPS

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

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