NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) recently signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize their long existing relationship and to allow for increased participation by the IAFC in the NFPA code process. The agreement will further the shared goals of both organizations to improve public safety, including the safety of first responders in the built environment. Also, the agreement describes activities and arrangements between the two groups to facilitate their mutual interests in promoting the development, adoption and use of NFPA codes and standards.