Lauren Backstrom

Proceedings available from Research Foundation workshop on emergency preparedness and resiliency

Blog Post created by Lauren Backstrom Employee on Feb 11, 2016

6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b8d19e67b7970c-250wi.jpgIn the aftermath of recent events with major impacts on the built environment, such as Hurricane Sandy, the building and emergency response communities are reassessing their future preparedness.

 

In 2014, NFPA’s Research Foundation initiated a project to identify those provisions in NFPA codes and standards that embody the concepts of resiliency, compile available information to serve as a technical reference for those documents, and provide guidance to NFPA Technical Committees. In order to share the results of that project and learn about other emerging needs of our stakeholders related to this topic, the Foundation convened a workshop at NFPA headquarters on December 16, 2015.

 

Participants included leaders from NFPA Technical Committees, with a focus on those related to emergency preparedness and resiliency, and those of our stakeholders who own, manage, and insure facilities.

 

The goal of this workshop was to review recent national and international resiliency initiatives, including a recent guidance document developed by the Foundation for technical committees, and to discuss the resource needs of the community. This resulting report presents an overview of the workshop presentations and findings, which can be downloaded from the Foundation's website.

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