In February 2018 we shared with you a blog post about the fast track of a new standard – NFPA 3000 – Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program. Today, May 2, 2018 the new standard has been released. You can access the standard at the here:
Our original blog post can be found below.
Work on NFPA 3000 was initiated in the fall of 2016, and has been on the fast track, largely due to the continuing rise in active shooter incidents. The need for this standard to come to fruition is critical; so much so that on January 8, 2018 the NFPA authorized a provisional standard, which means the new standard will be available as early as April, 2018.
What will NFPA 3000 do?
NFPA 3000 establishes preparedness, response and recovery benchmarks with a focus on integrated protocol, and civilian and responder safety. 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.
Who does NFPA 3000 help?
NFPA 3000 is for citizens, facilities, schools, health care, non-governmental organizations, law enforcement and other responders, city leaders, and emergency management. All of these stakeholders need to be at the table and working together.
Who is creating NFPA 3000?
A 46-member NFPA Technical committee with representatives from law enforcement, fire, EMS, federal agencies, health care, private security, universities and local government.
What is a provisional standard?
Provisional standards are developed when there is a serious life safety concern that warrants an abbreviated standards development process. The typical standards cadence is condensed so that a standard can be issued in a shorter time period in the interest of the public; and in this case, first responder safety.
What can I do and how do I stay informed?
You can access the full draft text proposed, follow the development of the standard, and provide and submit input on NFPA 3000 using the following link: NFPA 3000
Click the image below to see NFPA’s fact sheet on NFPA 3000