The nonprofit NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) (Quincy, MA) recently announced a call for members for several of its technical committees. More than 250 technical committees, each with volunteers from a balance of affected interests, are responsible for developing and revising NFPA's 300 consensus codes and standards.
NFPA technical committees develop the initial draft of each code/standard that has been approved for development by the NFPA Standards Council. The drafts are then made public for interested parties to review and submit proposals to be included in the document. After reviewing proposals, the committee incorporates comments and publishes the Report on Proposals, which again is commented on by the public. Then, after more tweaking, each technical committee compiles the Report on Comments which is presented to NFPA's membership for voting.