Jeffrey D. Zwirn, CPP, CFPS, CFE, SET, FASI&T, CHPA-IV, MBAT, President of IDS Research & Development, Incorporated Earns NFPA 3000™ (PS) Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response; Plan, Respond, Recover Program Specialist Badges
Tenafly, New Jersey, November 2018 – Program Specialists are qualified to prepare you and your employees, your organization or facility, and your community to effectively plan, respond and recover from active shooter and/or hostile events through integrated preparedness and response based on NFPA 3000™ (PS), Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program. More than a dozen agencies and associates contributed to NFPA 3000™ — only the second Provisional Standard developed in the 122-year history of NFPA.
NFPA and a committee of experts recognized the need for and developed this important document, including representatives from a broad-range of agencies and associations such as:
- U.S. Department of Justice
- Emergency Medical Services Labor Alliance
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security-National EMS Academy
- International Association of Chiefs of Police-International Association of EMS Chiefs
- International Association of Fire Chiefs-American College of Emergency Physicians
- National Volunteer Fire Council-National Association of EMS Physicians
- Fraternal Order of Police-International Association of Emergency Managers
- International Association of Fire Fighters
The NFPA 3000 Program Specialist Can Help You and Your Organization:
- Determine the risk probability and risk consequence rating of a community/facility.
- Determine completeness of standard operating procedures (SOPs)
- Leverage NFPA 3000™ (PS) for effective planning
- Determine the role of the communication center during an active shooter/hostile event response
- Distinguish between law enforcement, fire, and EMS competencies
- Detail what the key requirements are for first responder knowledge
- Establish a common set of criteria for public information during and after an ASHER incident
- Leverage NFPA 3000™ (PS) for preparing and informing the public, for hospital preparedness and response, for continuity of operations planning, and for planned recovery
The FBI defines an active shooter as an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area, and recent active shooter incidents have underscored the need for a coordinated response by law enforcement and others to save lives.