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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.

  • Businesswoman giving presentation to a group of colleagues

    Four Keys to Changing Your Safety Culture

    Nov 04, 2019
    In his Business Class column in Professional Safety Journal, Peter Susca, M.S., examines the influence of Organizational Culture on occupational safety and health and identifies some key steps safety professionals can take to integrate safety into the business culture.
  • Confined space warning sign on sidewalk

    Six Questions That Help Define Confined Space Safety

    Nov 04, 2019
    More than two million workers operate in confined spaces every year. Answering a few key questions can help you ensure that workers stay safe in confined spaces and that your organization has proper procedures in place for emergency rescue.
  • Two businessmen in an office meeting

    Four Elements of a Successful OSHA Consultation

    Oct 24, 2019
    Before you begin an OSHA consultation, keep these four elements in mind to help ensure a smooth and successful process.
  • Industrial worker welding

    OSHA Final Rule on Beryllium Standards

    Oct 04, 2019
    OSHA has issued a final rule on its beryllium standards for construction and shipyards that extends the compliance dates for ancillary provisions to Sept. 30, 2020.
  • Businesswoman giving presentation

    How to Implement and Evaluate Leading Indicators

    Oct 03, 2019
    OSHA’s recent guideline explores leading indicators as a safety and health metric, and explains how they can help your organization improve performance and create an action plan for implementation and review.

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 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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