NFPA 1600

Don’t Accept Mediocrity in Your Emergency Management Program

Let’s quit playing games with the structure of campus emergency management and demand accountability.

Tips on Hiring Campus Emergency Managers

Appropriate candidates must be well-rounded and experienced.

Putting Your Plans Together

In the first two installments of our three-part series on NFPA and NIMS compliance, CS readers learned the importance of understanding the applicable codes and how to start creating their emergency/disaster management plans. This last installment shows you how to compile this information into a fully viable program.

Read: Creating an Emergency Plan: 10 Ways to Tame the Beast

Creating an Emergency Plan: 10 Ways to Tame the Beast

For those individuals suddenly given the responsibility for developing a disaster/emergency management and business continuity program, basic plan, or emergency operations plan, the process can be overwhelming. This second part of our three-part series on NFPA and NIMS compliance provides 10 steps campus officials can follow to start creating their programs, while avoiding the fear and frustration that normally accompanies the task.

Read: Why You Should Care About NIMS and NFPA Standards

Why You Should Care About NIMS and NFPA Standards

Campus officials should have a clear understanding of NIMS, NFPA 1600 and NFPA 1561, as well as incorporate these codes into their emergency management programs. This first part of our three-part series discusses how both public and private sector institutions that do this can reduce their exposure to litigation in the aftermath of an incident and be better able to respond to the event itself.

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