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The National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors marks 60 years of improving the fire protection industry

2023 marks the 60th anniversary of The National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED), which was established in 1963 with the mission of continuously improving the economic environment, business performance, and technical competence in the fire protection industry.

NAFED members are found working in commercial, industrial, and institutional settings making buildings safe and giving individuals the tools, they need to fight early-stage fires.

Today, NAFED continues to operate with that guiding mission and the principal objective of gathering and disseminating information and ideas that will improve the world’s fire protection and increase the fire protection industry’s competence.

Our leadership, staff, and members work to develop factual information relating to the dependability and effectiveness of portable fire equipment, pre-engineered systems, and engineered systems so that authorities having jurisdiction, regulatory agencies and organisations responsible for the formulation and enforcement of the world’s fire codes are aware of it.

Because our members acknowledge the responsibility inherent in the sale and maintenance of fire protection equipment and service, and because we pledge to perform work and serve customers with the highest degree of honesty, skill, and integrity that such responsibility infers, NAFED members raise the bar.

NAFED members are dedicated to raising the standards of the fire equipment industry through cooperative efforts with other distributors and manufacturers in the areas of education, legislation, and professional service for the benefit of the general public in all aspects of fire prevention and protection.

This is reflected in NAFED’s code of ethics, to which all members subscribe.

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