The NFSA engineering department is unmatched in personnel and ability in its services to the fire sprinkler industry with a Professional Engineer, a Certified Building Official and a NICET Certified Technician currently on staff. The NFSA is internationally known and widely recognized as the preeminent spokesperson on technical issues for the sprinkler industry. The department coordinates the NFSA representation on the committees that write the standards and codes that affect the fire sprinkler industry. The members of the department assist the NFSA members in the application of these codes to specific situations and provide training and education to keep everyone in the industry familiar with the most recent changes to these codes and standards. Members of the department also coordinate research to further the understanding of the design and installation of water-based fire protection systems.