The state of California has adopted model building and fire codes of the nonprofit NFPA to protect public safety in the nation's most populous state. The California Building Standards Commission recently voted to adopt NFPA 5000™, Building Construction and Safety Code™ and NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code™ (NFPA 1, UFC). As a result of the commission's action, the NFPA codes will provide the basis for the 2004 California Building Code and the 2004 California Fire Code.
"We are pleased that NFPA's model building and fire codes will be an important part of public safety in California," said James M. Shannon, president and CEO of the NFPA. "In addition to the codes themselves, we are committed to providing quality support services that will aid the state in the transition to these updated model codes."