The Sault Ste. Marie fire department is currently operating below The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
The NFPA is an international organization of more than 75,000 individuals and more than 80 national trade and professional organizations. NFPA’s mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by developing and advocating scientifically based consensus codes and standards, research, training and education.
NFPA develops, publishes and disseminates timely consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks. More than 300 NFPA codes and standards are used around the world. NFPA documents are developed by more than 225 NFPA Technical Committees, each representing a balance of affected interests.
NFPA codes and standards, developed under the approved process of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), are widely used as a basis of legislation and regulation at all levels of government. In some way, virtually every building, process, service, design and installation is affected by codes and standards developed through NFPAs process.
Our fire department is currently operating with at times 3 firefighters per truck. Also our response time of 4-6 minutes falls below the guidelines. This is not what are in the NFPAs guidelines. Here they are below: