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Established in 1896, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is the authority on fire, electrical, and building safety.  The NFPA has created and published more than 300 standards relating to fire and building safety.  The NFPA standard affecting forensic laboratories is NFPA 45 Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals 2000 Edition.  This standard applies to laboratories in which chemicals are handled and/or stored.07

NFPA also provides professional development including certification programs, online learning, and training seminars, as well as issuing a number of publications.

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