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Adoption Support Kit


Adoption Support KitThe resources provided in this Adoption Support Kit (ASK) include access to technical documents, supporting manuscripts and contact information for electrical industry liaisons. This information can be used by promulgating agencies and local electrical safety advocates to support adoption of the National Electrical Code.


Electrical Code Coalition documents

The Electrical Code Coalition (ECC), formed in 1996, is comprised of electrical and safety organizations dedicated to safe electrical installations and products wherever electrical power is used.  The leaders of these organizations have signed proclamations that promote the safety objectives of the Electrical Code Coalition.  Most of these organizations have local chapters or other grassroots representation in all 50 states with members who live and work in those states.


Electrical industry contacts

Industry representatives are available to work with jurisdictions in their NEC adoption efforts. These representatives can provide technical resources and in addition, help mobilize local support for NEC adoption. These industry representatives are available to speak to local electrical and safety organizations and are often called upon to offer expert testimony in support of NEC adoption. Here is contact information for representatives from across the industry. Contact us for help assembling and strengthening your local code coalition or assistance with NEC adoption challenges.

NFPA Regional Support
Jeff Sargent and Tim McClintock support adoption and use of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) and related NFPA electrical standards. They can help support your adoption efforts and provide assistance with building and maintaining a local coalition of electrical and allied interests.


Jeff Sargent
Office: +1 617 984-7442
Email: jsargent@nfpa.org
Region: DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT, AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX

Tim McClintock
Office: +1 330 567-2030
Cell: +1 330 749-9782
Email: tmcclintock@nfpa.org
Region: IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI, AK, ID, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA, WY, AZ, CA, CO, HI, KS, NM, NV, UT, WV


NEMA Field Representatives
NEMA's Field Representative program offers four representatives available to support adoption efforts and provide an important field link between electrical equipment manufacturers and those who install and inspect electrical products.


Code Changes Summary

The following summary of changes provides a brief description of the technical changes made to the 2011 edition of the NEC. Throughout its over 115 year history, the NEC has been revised to provide the necessary level of safety against fire and shock hazards.  The regular revision of the NEC helps ensure safety requirements stay current with new and evolving technologies in order to meet our society’s ever-increasing reliance on electrically powered products in our homes and at work.


Support Documents

Eliminating fires and shock accidents in the home is one of the most important missions of the NEC. New products and methods in each subsequent revision of the NEC are helping to fulfill this mission.This section includes fire statistics and other data that  support the adoption and implementation of the latest safety requirements into home electrical systems.