NFPA fast-tracks new standard for unified response
NFPA 3000, Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events, was processed as a provisional standard
By EMS1 Staff
QUINCY, Mass. — Due to a rise in active shooter incidents, the NFPA has fast-tracked a unified response standard.
According to a press release, NFPA 3000, Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events, was processed as a provisional standard, marking the second time in 121 years that the NFPA Standards Council has authorized this type of process.
“Hostile events are happening with greater frequency and ferocity today. It’s critical that we take steps to protect people from this increasing threat,” NFPA president Jim Pauley said. “By employing the unified response outlined in NFPA 3000, first responders, facility managers, hospital officials and community members can minimize risk before, during and after these devastating incidents.”
NFPA 3000 focuses on integrated protocol and safety to establish preparedness, response and recovery benchmarks. The standard aims to provide guidance for organizing an active preparedness and response program to minimize risk.