NFPA Issues Standards to Help Prepare for Active Shooter Situations and Other Hostile Events

May 16, 2018 | Strategic Insights for Health System


​As active shooter situations and other hostile events continue to occur, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) has released provisional standards to help communities prepare for these situations before they happen. The purpose of NFPA 3000 is to identify minimum program elements needed to organize, manage, and sustain an active shooter and hostile event management program. The document addresses planning, response, and recovery. According to an article published May 1, 2018, in theNFPA Journal, NFPA 3000 is based on four main principles: unified command; integrated response; planned recovery; and whole community.

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