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NFPA and ASIS meeting considers planning for active shooter incidents

The US National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and ASIS International (ASIS) recently hosted a joint stakeholder meeting to address active shooting incidents.

More than 100 experts from the security, fire, law enforcement, EMS, life safety, professional associations and government fields discussed existing resources, the crossover between security and fire disciplines, operational solutions, management procedures, building design and construction issues, and cost considerations with an emphasis on preparation and planning.

A summary of the day’s discussions is available here.  

Topics covered include:

  • Defining ‘active shooter’ and reviewing FBI statistics;
  • Assessing technology, management needs and budgets;
  • Considering public and private sector concerns;
  • Identifying competing goals between security safety and fire safety practices;
  • Examining the status of legal and regulatory issues.

The group concluded that there is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and identified a need for guidance that can be tailored to the conditions and resource constraints of a wide range of organizations.



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