The NFPA has released the third and final training module in a series of learning programs surrounding the new NFPA 3000: Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program. The Recover program provides registrants with the critical knowledge and information needed to maintain business continuity, coordinate with hospitals, and establish key benchmarks so that communities can rebound quickly if a mass casualty event unfurls in their area.
Participants can choose to take one of three distinct modules (Plan, Respond and Recover) and earn a single badge; or complete all three modules of NFPA 3000 training for a comprehensive overview. Those opting for the latter, will receive an NFPA 3000 Program Specialist badge, signifying that they have been trained in the content and implementation of the new standard.
The four main components of NFPA 3000 are: whole community; unified command; integrated response; and planned recovery. These themes are woven throughout the fabric of the first-of-its-kind standard. The training covers each of NFPA 3000’s 20 chapters so that different stakeholders have a strong understanding of what needs to be done before, during and after an incident to reduce harm. Throughout the document and the training, the importance of working together is accentuated.
With hostile events dotting our news feeds on a regular basis, we are reminded almost daily that our world is different and we need to be well-prepared for new challenges. NFPA 3000 and NFPA’s 3-part learning program were designed to help communities deal with new threats.
Do you have a unified ASHER plan in place in your city or town?