National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): NFPA has worked since 1896, to educate the public and develop codes and standards for fire safety. The membership of the nonprofit organization has over 68,000 individuals and 100 organizations (NFPA, 1998). Through technical committees, the NFPA has developed more than 300 codes and standards, known collectively as the National Fire Code. Additionally, the NFPA is active in developing and disseminating educational materials and its safety programs include the Fire Prevention Week activities and the Learn Not to Burn curriculum.
National SAFE KIDS Campaign: Founded in 1987, SAFE KIDS promotes childhood safety through the implementation of community-based strategies and is an example of a nationwide collaborative effort between the private and public sectors. SAFE KIDS is sponsored by the Children's National Medical Center, Johnson & Johnson, General Motors Corporation, Bell, First Alert, Toy Manufacturers of America, Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association, National Fire Protection Association, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), and the U.S. Fire Administration (SAFE KIDS, 1998a). SAFE KIDS supports over 240 state and local injury prevention coalitions, each of which draws on a diversity of local resources, including school systems, fire departments, local hospitals, civic organizations, and parks and recreation departments.
National Safety Council: Although federally chartered in 1913, the Council is a not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization with over 18,500 members representing business, labor, industry, and government. The Council works both through topic-oriented divisions (e.g., agriculture, construction, labor, motor transportation, utilities, youth activities) and state and local chapters. The Council provides training, education programs, consulting, and advocacy leadership with the goal of improving safety and environmental health.
Snell Memorial Foundation: Founded in 1957, the Foundation is dedicated to improving sport helmet safety and develops standards for helmets including those used in bicycling, equestrian events, motorcycle riding, skiing, and auto racing. Additionally, prior to Snell certification, the Foundation conducts extensive testing to evaluate the extent of the helmet's protection.