ASIS and NFPA launch joint initiative to help organizations prepare for active shooter incidents

Published: Tuesday, 15 December 2015 09:40

ASIS International (ASIS) and the US National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) have launched a joint initiative to address active shooter incidents. The two ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs), recognize the need to collectively address the administrative, management, and technology issues related to active shooters to maximize the protection of human and physical assets during active shooter incidents. Given the unpredictable and rapid nature of active shooter events, it is critical that schools and educational institutions, entertainment and sporting facilities, religious establishments, and organizations of all types and sizes, have the best tools at their disposal to manage the associated security, safety, and fire risks.

A kick-off stakeholder meeting in Arlington, Virginia on January 19th, 2016, will bring together standards developers, industry groups, and members of law enforcement, government, and academia to explore a range of issues related to active shooter events. The discipline intersections of security, safety and fire safety management need to be better coordinated in order to save lives and build more resilient organizations.