Review of NFPA 1600: Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Plans
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The National Fire Protection Agency developed the 1600 Disaster in January of 1991. The purpose of the NFPA 1600 is to define recommended disaster management practices. It was completed in 1995 but it was not an official standard at that point in time. It was not until the year 2000 when it went from a recommendation to a standard. The NFPA is a standard for the development of Disaster, Emergency Management, and Business Continuity Programs. It applies to Public, Private, and non-profit agencies to prevent, mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover from disasters.
From the Paper:"As per the NFPA 1600 Emergency Management programs must have plans for prevention, mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery phases. The prevention phase of an incident includes the following: the development of a strategy, establishing prevention programs, implementing preventative systems, preparation plan and performing preventative actions. The mitigation phase includes the following: control the impact of hazardous incidents and emergencies, reduce the severity of hazardous incidents and emergencies, and limit the damage and loss that tends to occur when prevention fails. The preparation phase means being ready to deal with future disasters and emergencies. When an organization has reached a state of preparedness it means it has established all the activities, systems, and procedures needed to manage a future disaster. The response phase is used to manage incidents that threaten people, property, operations, or the environment. The response phase of a plan should address either immediate or on-going long-term threats. The recovery phase is a means to restore services, facilities, programs, and infrastructure after a disaster or emergency occurs."
Sample of Sources Used:
- NFPA. (2007). NFPA 1600 Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs. Retrieved from: http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files/pdf/nfpa1600.pdf
- Weinstein, E., Funk, S. (2011) Preliminary Review of the City's Response to the December 2010Blizzard. Retrieved from: http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/pdf/2011/review_of_2010_blizzard_response_01-10-11.pdf
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