The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released NFPA 3000 (PS), Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program. Developed with insights from law enforcement, fire, EMS, medical providers, facility managers, private industry, DHS, the CIA, FBI, and others, the provisional standard will help communities cope with mass casualty incidents. It addresses unified planning and offers response and recovery guidance, as well as civilian and responder safety considerations, according to NFPA. The NFPA 3000 is the world’s first active shooter/hostile event standard.
According to a press release:
“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.”
This marks only the second time in NFPA’s 122-year history that they have issued a provisional standard. Provisional standards are developed in an expedited process to address an emergency situation or other special circumstance.
Read the full press release for more information.
Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. While an active shooter scenario may unfold in various locations, public and government settings are particular targets. This year’s MACo Summer Conference will feature a special session, Active Shooter Response Training, with take-away lessons in safety for all attendees.
Deputy First Class Wehrle of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office will share his insights into active shooter response and the best way to prepare for the worst-case scenario. Wehrle has been with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office since 2008, with eight years of prior law enforcement experience in another local jurisdiction. He is the Sniper Team leader and is also a member of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office’s Community Action Response Team and regularly provides presentations on active shooter preparedness to a range of audiences.
Active Shooter Response Training
Description: Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. While an active shooter scenario may unfold in various locations, public and government settings are particular targets. These terrifying events are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, so individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to survive the situation before law enforcement arrives. In this deep-dive session, a public safety expert will share the best way to prepare for the worst-case scenario with take-away lessons in safety for all attendees.
Speaker: Deputy First Class Thomas Wehrle, Sniper Section Coordinator, Special Operations Division, Harford County Sheriff’s Office
Date/Time: Saturday, August 18, 2018; 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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