China FPA will translate and distribute three NFPA codes QUINCY, Mass. - In a move toward referencing the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards, the China Fire Protection Association (CFPA) has agreed to translate and distribute to its enforcement officials and academicians three key codes, including NFPA 101, Life Safety Code. The agreement was reached and signed by the parties on Oct. 16 in Beijing during the China Fire Conference 2000.

The two other codes translated and distributed to the Chinese authorities are NFPA 101A, Alternative Approaches to Life Safety and NFPA 220, Types of Building Construction. George Miller, NFPA president and chief executive officer, and Martin H. (Mickey) Reiss, NFPA board chair, signed the agreement with Hu Zhiguang, China Fire Protection Association president.

"We are very happy that the China Fire Protection community has taken a position to examine our codes and look forward to working with them on other existing codes," Miller said. "We are committed to working closely with CFPA to ensure that NFPA's codes, standards and other resources are properly translated to make them useful references in Chinese culture and society."