National Fire Prevention and Control Administration

Interest generated by the National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control report was expressed through congressional testimony and statements
for the record, submitted by representatives of the fire services, on many fire-related issues; and by  concerned citizens.

Based on Commission findings and recommendations, the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 was enacted. This vital legislation defined a new Federal effort to reduce the Nation's losses of life and property from fire. In
response to the Act, the National Fire
Prevention and Control Administration was
established November 1, 1974.

The primary mission of the National Fire Prevention and Control Administration (NFPCA) was to reduce the loss of life and property through better fire prevention and control, coordinated with the state and local governments' activities. The National Fire Prevention and Control Administration was renamed the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) by an act of October 5, 1978. The USFA was later placed under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) effective April 1, 1979.