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Update your knowledge about disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, continuity, and recovery with NFPA 1600®.

Be prepared for any type of crisis or disaster -- resulting from natural, human, or technological events -- with NFPA 1600: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs. Widely used by public, non-profit, nongovernmental, and private entities on a local, regional, national, international and global basis, NFPA 1600 continues to evolve as a vital guide for the development, implementation, assessment, and maintenance of disaster/emergency management and continuity of operations programs.

The Standard was adopted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a voluntary consensus standard for emergency preparedness, and the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission) recognized NFPA 1600 as our National Preparedness Standard.*

Protect public safety and your business. Get criteria for prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, continuity, and recovery.
  • Changes throughout the 2016 edition reflect the Standard's new title, which was made to emphasize its broad applicability in all types of companies and organizations.
  • Specific hazards -- geological, meteorological, biological, accidental human-caused, intentional human-caused, and technological - are clarified to assist evaluation during the risk assessment required in Chapter 5: Planning.
  • New sections on Continuity and Recovery in Chapter 6: Implementation expand information and make it easier to apply.
  • A new self-assessment tool in Annex B helps you determine your level of compliance and target areas for improvement.
  • New Annex J: Access and Functional Needs discusses the important roles each segment of a community has to assist people with disabilities.
  • Other changes include a revised Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle in Annex D; added crosswalk tables in Annex E; and major updates to Annex F: NFPA 1600, 2016 Edition as a Management System Standard (MSS).
Stay up-to-code. NFPA 1600 is a critical source for emergency management officials in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.
 

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    Standard for Disaster/ Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs, 2019 Edition

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    Standard for Disaster/ Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs, 2016 Edition

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    Standard for Disaster/ Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs, 2013 Edition

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    Standard for Disaster/ Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs , 2010 Edition

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    Standard for Disaster/ Emergency Management and Business Continuity , 2007 Edition

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    Standard for Disaster Emergency Management, 2004 Edition

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    NFPA 1600: Standard for Disaster Emergency Management, 2000 Edition

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