The objectives of NAHFO are;
- To promote and encourage the furtherance of the highest standards of fire safety in healthcare premises.
- To improve the status and prospects of the Health Service Fire Officers, including a career structure.
- To afford facilities for training and the collation and dissemination of information to members.
- To establish liaison with other bodies on matters of common interest where this is consistent with the objectives of the Association.
To best achieve its objectives, NAHFO works very closely with other UK fire safety organisations and is considered as an authority in healthcare fire safety, NAHFO is made up of 13 regional Branches with a National Executive Committee that oversees the running of the organisation. The membership includes NHS Trust Fire Safety Officers and Advisors, NHS Fire Safety Managers, Local Authority Fire and Rescue Service Officers, private healthcare fire officers and others who have a direct responsibility for fire safety within, or associated to healthcare settings.