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CFPA (Confederation of Fire Protection Associations)

This international association of organizations involved in fire, safety and associated risks has 28 members including 17 in Europe, all of which are recognized as leaders in their countries in Europe and around the world.
CNPP has been involved for many years in the "Training" and "Guidelines" committees of CFPA Europe as well as "Safety" and "Research" committees.The purpose of CFPA Europe is to promote the knowledge and understanding of safety issues in Europe.


The Prevention Forum is in charge of the technical issues of prevention and protection in terms of property insurance within Insurance Europe (formerly the European Insurance Committee).Representatives are appointed by national professional insurance federations.
In 2012, the Prevention Forum restarted its work on Sprinklers with the publication in 2014 of the reference document CEA 4001 "Sprinkler Systems - Planning and Installation."

EFSG*: harmonization of certification in Europe

The purpose of the EFSG is to develop recognition agreements in Europe for the certification and testing of fire detection and security systems.

CNPP is responsible for supervising its technical work. This is done through exchanges between experts and inter-comparison tests, the purpose of which is mutual recognition of members’ tests and audits. The agreements are intended to make it easier for safety industrials to have their products certified and recognized by other certifiers operating in Europe.
* European Fire and Security Group. An association of recognized certifiers in fire detection and intrusion alarm systems.


CNPP is involved in standardization work at the European level (CEN-CENELEC) and in monitoring ISO standards at the international level.
List of standards committees in which CNPP is active:
  • Fire detection system (CEN TC 72)
  • Alarm system (CENELEC TC 79)
  • Fixed firefighting systems (CEN TC 191)
  • Secure storage of cash, valuables and data media (CEN TC 263). 
  • Manual means of fire-fighting equipment (CEN TC 70) 
  • Doors, windows, shutters, building hardware and curtain walling (CEN TC 33)


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