Because of federal anti-trust laws, certain topics are not proper subjects for discussion at any NFPA function. In many cases, our members are competitors and any action or agreement which may eliminate, restrict or govern competition among members or their colleagues could be a violation of anti-trust laws. Those violating the anti-trust laws are subject to severe criminal and civil penalties.
This means that we must not discuss any items falling within the realm of competitive practices, such as current or future prices, terms of service, discounts, production or productivity rates, allocation of markets, profit levels, credit terms, or refusal to deal with a particular supplier or customer.
Please adhere strictly to these guidelines during all NFPA functions to protect yourself, your company and the NFPA from liability.