NFPA 3000 (PS), Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event


Protect your community with NFPA 3000™ (PS), the first comprehensive multidisciplinary program addressing active shooter and other hostile events.

Recent incidents around the world underscore the critical importance of first responder and community preparedness for active shooter and/or hostile events. These tragedies have a significant and lasting impact on entire communities, and unified and integrated preparedness, response, and recovery strategies are vital to mitigate their impacts.

The urgent need for coordinated planning and response prompted the development of a new provisional consensus standard: NFPA 3000™ (PS).


  • NFPA 3000™ (PS) is essential for public safety.

    This important document provides the minimum criteria for organizing, managing, and sustaining an active shooter and/or hostile event preparedness and response program based on an organization's or community's level of risk. The standard addresses all aspects of the process, from identifying hazards and assessing vulnerability to planning, resource management, incident management at a command level, competencies for first responders, and recovery.

    NFPA 3000™ (PS) provides comprehensive requirements concerning:

    ● 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


    Annexes include additional explanatory material, references, and an overview of the laws, regulations, consensus standards, and guidance documents available today.


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