The College currently offers over twenty firefighting related training courses which are based on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and on March 21st the college signed an agreement with the NFPA to deliver a further eight training courses in Oman. The new courses cover on-site Fire Protection Certificates and certification training seminars to raise the standards of building fire regulations across the Sultanate. The NFPA is a trade association established in 1896 that creates and maintains private, copyrighted standards and codes for usage and adoption by local governments. NFPA is responsible for 380 codes and standard that are designed to minimize the risk and effects of fire by establishing criteria for building, processing, design, service, and installation in many countries including a number of countries from the Middle East where the NFPA standards are becoming the defacto standard.
Implementing NFPA standards across the sultanate will make all new buildings immediately safer for future occupants and for Oman society. Building international level standards into the fire protection element with new buildings will ensure the long term protection from the potential of fire incidents brought about by insufficient planning during the design and development phase of new buildings.