Who 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.