Human Resources, Safety, Training

IFMA and NFPA Partner on Safety Training for Facility Professionals

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) announced a collaboration with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to offer members of both organizations training and resources to enhance the safety and performance of facilities and facility professionals globally.

Through this collaboration, IFMA members will have access to NFPA’s training and certification programs, as well as more than a century of knowledge on fire prevention, wildfire preparedness, electrical safety, hazardous materials, and community risk reduction. Reciprocally, NFPA members receive special pricing for IFMA’s ANAB-accredited courses and credentials, helping them expand their understanding of core facility management concepts and competencies.

“We are thrilled about this collaboration with IFMA, as it represents our shared commitment to enhance safety within our built environments. Facility managers are the unsung heroes of fire and life safety, operating at the heart of the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem,” said Mike Brunzell, VP of global business development for NFPA.

IFMA established its strategic partner program in 2021, which offers specialized training opportunities that address a range of mission-critical roles and cover the entire operational life cycle of the built environment. Last year, for example, IFMA partnered with nonprofit group Building Cyber Security to help to mitigate cyberthreats in facility operations.

“We’re proud to work together with NFPA to provide all those responsible for ensuring the safety of people and organizational assets—from facility management and wider building professionals to first responders—with access to top training solutions and informational resources geared toward creating and sustaining facility excellence,” said IFMA President and CEO Don Gilpin, who recently announced plans to step down from his role next year.

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