Standard for Active Shooter/Hostile Event



Develop a program for helping to protect your community from an active shooter/hostile event with NFPA 3000® 2021 edition.

Statistics show active shooter incidents have been on the rise in the new millennium, and so has the impact and intensity of these episodes. When an event occurs, citizens and responders face split-second, life or death decisions that have the capacity of playing a vital role in limiting loss and saving lives.

Created to address the need for a framework for preparing for when attacks occur, NFPA 3000, Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program, focuses on bringing all facets of communities together to provide a unified prevention, response, and recovery plan. The standard offers comprehensive criteria for organizing, managing, and sustaining a multidisciplinary active shooter hostile event program based on an organization's or community's level of risk.

The planning, response, and recovery process includes requirements for:

Risk assessment
Facility preparedness
Planning and coordination
Financial readiness
Resource management
Financial management
Organizational deployment
Communications center support
Incident Management
Competencies for law enforcement, fire, and EMS responders
Whole of community recovery
Tap into the knowledge and expertise from a broad range of stakeholders responsible for the development of this consensus standard.

NFPA 3000 was created with extensive support from fire service, law enforcement, EMS, emergency, management, higher education, and facility management professionals. 

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