US-based Community Risk Reduction Radio (CRR Radio) from The Vision 20/20 Project has just released a new podcast focusing on the provisional standard from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) – NFPA 3000 Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response Programme.
After the Pulse Nightclub massacre in June of 2016, Chief Otto Drozd of Orange County Fire in Florida requested that NFPA develop a standard to help authorities come together and create a well-defined, cohesive plan that works to minimise harm and maximise resiliency. NFPA responded by establishing the NFPA Technical Committee on Cross Functional Emergency Preparedness and Response. In mid-April, NFPA 3000 was issued by the NFPA Standards Council, making it the first consensus document related to active shooter and hostile events
In this podcast, Ed Comeau talks with John Montes from the National Fire Protection Association, Lori Moore-Merrell from the International Association of Fire Fighters and Massachusetts State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey from the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, who were all involved in the development of this standard.
Stream or download the podcast from CRRJ Radio here – and while you are there, it is well worth listening to some of the other podcasts, which include an insight into the Opioid Crisis in Huntington, West Virginia and Manchester, New Hampshire, a podcast on Virtual Reality, Fire and Community Risk Reduction, one on Using data to predict fires and technology to detect themand much more.