This site contains information about the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies. Since the Institute was founded in 1961, more than 125,000 technicians and technologists have met NICET's rigorous certification criteria, and the number grows rapidly as more employers and local and state governments rely on NICET certification to measure the qualifications of their workforce.



This site contains information about the non-profit NFPA, publisher of the National Electrical Code, the Life Safety Code, the Fire Prevention Code, the National Fuel Gas Code, and the National Fire Alarm Code. NFPA is currently developing the first consensus-based building code. The mission of NFPA, which was organized in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.


The Society of Fire Protection Engineers was established in 1950 and incorporated as an independent organization in 1971. It is the professional society representing those practicing the field of fire protection engineering. The Society has over 4000 members in the United States and abroad, and over 60 regional chapters.


This is the New England Regional Chapter of The Society of Fire Protection Engineers.


The Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) was formed in 1953 and is the only national trade association exclusively dedicated to representing the automatic fire detection and fire alarm systems industry.


This site contains information about the International Municipal Signal Association.


This site contains information about The New England Association of Fire Chiefs, Inc.


This site contains information about The Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts.



The MSCA is a trade association of companies which are primarily in the burglar and fire alarm business, as well as other aspects of public safety. Established in 1978 as the Massachusetts Security Contractors Association, it changed its name to the Massachusetts Burglar & Fire Alarm Association in 1991. It now has two chapters, the Eastern District Chapter and the Western District Chapter which have a combined membership of more than 180 member companies.


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Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization. We have tested products for public safety for more than a century. Each year, more than 16 billion UL Marks are applied to products worldwide.

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FM Global provides comprehensive global commercial and industrial property insurance, engineering-driven underwriting and risk management solutions, groundbreaking property loss prevention research and prompt, professional claims handling.

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