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The National Fire Escape Association (NFEA) exists to represent the fire escape industry by serving its members and affiliated state and local building, housing inspectors and fire prevention officials. The NFEA members, who are involved in all aspects of a diversified fire escape industry, create jobs for millions of people and contribute significantly to the economic activity and overall safety of their community, the nation and the world. Our members consist of the people that are directly involved in the overall maintenance of fire escapes including: engineers, public safety and code officials, fire protection professionals, management companies, landlords, manufacturers of fire prevention equipment, vendors and painters.Working in partnership, state and local officials provides superior service to its members and their employees and strives to improve the safety of fire escapes for owners, tenants, employees and fire fighters. 


To achieve this mission, NFEA concentrates on the following five goals:

    • Standardizing the process of Inspecting Fire Escape Systems

    • Standardizing the process of Repairing, Certifying and/or Load Testing Fire Escape


    • Introduction of Industry Standard Documentation

    • Nationalizing the Certification of Fire Escape Vendors, including: Inspectors, Repair

      Technicians, Fabricators and PaintersThe Development and Introduction of a

      Comprehensive National Fire Escape Code which exists in all three: fire, building

      and housing code