NFPA makes student and apprentice membership FREE and releases NFPA Community - Xchange app
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has enhanced its membership offerings for those just starting their professional journey and for more than 40,000 busy life safety members on the go.
Encouraging lifelong learning
Students and apprentices currently studying for careers in engineering, fire protection, electrical services, building and life safety, industrial hazards, emergency response, or other roles that require safety insights are eligible for FREE NFPA student and apprentice membership benefits.Part-time, full-time, or graduate/doctoral students taking a minimum of six credit hours (undergraduate degree) or three credit hours (graduate degree) per semester or comparable credits in a quarter system can take advantage of the complimentary membership offer. Apprentices enrolled in nationally recognized degree or certificate program with a minimum of 1,000 combined on-the-job/classroom training hours can too. NFPA created the FREE NFPA Student and Apprentice Membership model so that future life safety professionals can connect with industry peers during their formative years and access important job-related information.
Up-and-comers will be immediately notified about their student/apprentice application status so that they can tap into professional resources and NFPA member benefits, including:
- 10% discount on most NFPA products and solutions (cannot be combined with any other offer or used with certification programs)
- Access to NFPA Xchange™
- Free NFPA ConferenceAdvantage™ pass to the NFPA Conference & Expo® (transportation not included)
- Job board
- The opportunity to submit articles to NFPA Journal®, with the chance to have your work appear in the publication
Taking the community on the go
NFPA also launched an NFPA Community - Xchange app for Apple and Android phones. The new app is free and allows all NFPA Xchange users to have access to the valuable industry insights and resources that can be found on the desktop version at community.nfpa.org. NFPA Community - Xchange app users can now collaborate with colleagues and like-minded workers; ask relevant, real-world questions in various forums; and see what is trending in the NFPA news feed from the palms of their hands. They can also import profile information from their LinkedIn account or customize their bios within the community; search career opportunities; and find out about industry events on their mobile devices. To learn more about the NFPA Community – Xchange app, watch the one-minute video on the membership landing page.