Membership

We invite fire equipment manufacturers and suppliers to the industry to join the Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association (FEMA) in its efforts to save lives and protect property. For more information on membership, view our membership brochure. If you would like to join FEMA, please contact us.

Requirements

There are two categories of membership in FEMA: Full members and Associate members. The requirements for membership are as follows:


Full Membership

Full membership in this Association shall be open to persons, firms, associations, corporations or divisions of corporations which are engaged in the manufacture and production of fire equipment, whose products are listed or labeled by a nationally recognized testing laboratory, if applicable, and which have significant manufacturing and/or processing capabilities and national distribution and marketing. As used in Article IV “manufacture” includes having equipment or supplies manufactured by another entity to one's exclusive trademark or trade name.

A firm or persons applying for membership in FEMA, in addition to the above requirements, must have been actively marketing a product applicable to this industry for a period of at least one year prior to applying for membership. Upon unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, a company not meeting the one year requirement may apply for membership. If accepted, this company's membership will be on a one year probationary status, at which time it will be reviewed and proper action taken.

Upon acceptance of a company as a Full member, such company is eligible to participate in activities of each Division in which that company manufactures and sells qualifying products.


Associate Membership

Associate membership in this Association shall be open to persons, firms, corporations, or divisions of corporations having a significant interest in the industry which manufacture supplies used in fire protection equipment or which provides services, other than distribution, to fire equipment manufactures who qualify for membership as defined in Section 1, but do not produce or sell fire protection and related equipment in its finished form.

A firm or persons applying for Associate membership in FEMA in addition to the above requirements, must have been actively marketing a product or providing a service applicable to this industry for a period of at least one year prior to applying for membership. Upon unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, a company not meeting the one year requirement may apply for membership. If accepted, this company's membership will be on a one year probationary status, at which time it will be reviewed and proper action taken. Associate members may attend general membership meetings and meetings of the Division(s) to which the companies they supply are Full members. Associate members will have one representative on the Board for every three Associate members (not to exceed three) may hold office in the Association and serve as Chairman or Vice Chairman of a Division, and may serve as the Division's delegate to the Board of Directors.