Hi, The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is often recognized as a leading professional association because it is the chief authority on national issues of fire prevention, safety requirements, safety considerations, research, training, and education on these issues. The reality is that safety and security of commercial, educational, and residential buildings as well as the people in them, is one of the key considerations of all organizations and individual families. The information provided by NFPA allows commercial and educational facilities to create their disaster plans and helps people learn how best to manage, prepare for, and prevent these potential dangers. Indeed, this is the reason many professional associations have fire prevention and protection as one of their main operations. This factor, moreover, secures its recognition as a leading professional organization.