John Montes

Get involved with NFPA's new standard on active shooter preparedness and response

Blog Post created by John Montes Employee on Feb 7, 2018

In my recent NFPA Live I discussed the upcoming release of NFPA 3000; Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events. The purpose of NFPA 3000 is to identify the minimum program elements necessary for organizing, managing, and sustaining an active shooter and/or hostile event response program and to reduce or eliminate the risks, effect, and impact on an organization or community affected by these events. 
I talked about the purpose for developing the draft, who is involved, what it contains, and how you can get involved in its further development.
The document addresses the following areas and others:
• Risk assessment
• Planning
• Resource management
• Organizational deployment
• Incident management
• Facility readiness
• Finance
• Communications
• Competencies for law enforcement
• Competencies for fire and EMS
• Personal protective equipment
• Training
• Community education
• Information sharing
• Readiness of receiving hospitals
• Recovery
Public Input Closing Date is February 23, 2018. If you'd like to participate in the process by submitting a public input, you can do so here.
John Montes is an Emergency Services Specialist at NFPA, and Staff Liasion for NFPA 3000.  NFPA Live is an interactive video series in which members of NFPA staff address some of the most frequent topics they receive through the Member's Only Technical Question service. If you are currently an NFPA Member you can view the entire video by following this link. If you're not currently a member, join today!