The Province of Prince Edward Island has formally adopted the latest editions of two key National Fire Protection Association safety codes. The 2003 edition of NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code and the 2003 edition NFPA 101, Life Safety Code have been adopted by an Executive Council Order, which became effective in November.

The codes, which are already widely used across the United States and Canada, protect Prince Edward Island residents and their property in new and existing buildings. NFPA's Life Safety Code mandates building design construction, operation and maintenance requirements to protect building occupants from the dangers caused by fire, smoke and toxic fumes. NFPA 1, UFC integrates two of the world's most widely adopted fire codes, NFPA 1, Fire Prevention Code and the Uniform Fire Code. The latest edition of NFPA 1 provides requirements necessary to establish a reasonable level of fire safety and property protection from hazards created by fire and explosion.

Prince Edward Island has participated in a training program developed by NFPA and offered to jurisdictions that have adopted NFPA 1, NFPA 101 and other key NFPA codes and standards. Taught by NFPA technical experts, the training covered all of the codes' requirements and the numerous ways the codes may be utilized and enforced.