Preparing communities for hostile events with NFPA 3000

As more shocking tragedies happen around the world, companies are actively seeking measures to better protect their personnel and assets. At ASAP Security Services, we are familiar with solutions such as gunshot detection to protect individuals in active shooter scenarios. That is why we are very excited to see a new standard released by one of the most reputable and reliable agencies in the nation.

The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) recently published their Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response. This program (ASHER) is a set of codes that intends to integrate all aspects of emergency preparedness and response, specifically related to terror events. ASHER will help organizations identify hazards, assess vulnerability, and establish incident management protocols for first responders.

Implementing a set of standards helps lessen the confusion and chaos that undoubtedly manifests during these horrifying events. Civilians and emergency personnel alike should feel more prepared by having these procedures in mind should a crisis arise. Insights from law enforcement, EMS, CIA, the CIA, and FBI helped compose ASHER.

“The NFPA 3000 process, from start to finish, has been an exceptional example of emergency responders and other safety-focused practitioners swiftly coming together to provide invaluable perspective and address a significant threat in our world,” NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley said. “The proactive, integrated strategies recommended and defined in NFPA 3000 will go a long way in helping communities plan, respond and recover from active shooter and hostile events.”

We encourage you to visit nfpa.org to learn more about the subscription that is now available. Commend Security Communications will also be hosting a webinar to review NFPA 3000 Wednesday, July 18 at 12:00 pm CST, online registration can be found here.

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