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NFPA fast tracks active shooter preparedness and response standard

A rise in US active shooter incidents and ‘the escalating impact of hostile events’ has prompted the National Fire Protection Association(NFPA) to progress its new NFPA 3000, ‘Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events’ as a provisional standard. This means that it could be available for use as early as April 2018. As part of the standards process, NFPA 3000 is now open for input until February 23, 2018.

This is only the second time in NFPA’s 121-year history that provisional standard status has been authorized by the NFPA Standards Council.

Provisional standards are developed when there is a serious life safety concern that warrants an abbreviated standards development process.

NFPA 3000 establishes preparedness, response and recovery benchmarks. When issued, the standard will provide guidance for organizing, managing, and sustaining an active preparedness and response program so that the risk, effect, and impact of hostile events can be reduced.

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