NFPA releases new edition of NFPA 1600
The National Fire Protection Assn. has released its new Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs.
The National Fire Protection Assn. (NFPA) has released the 2010 Edition of NFPA 1600, Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs . It is available for download at no charge.
The new edition of NFPA 1600 is a completely revised and reorganized version that includes major changes to the technical requirements and definitions. The chapter on Program Elements now contains four different chapters: Planning, Implementation, Testing and Exercises, and Program Improvement.
NFPA 1600 establishes a common, high level set of criteria for disaster and emergency management and business continuity programs to develop, implement, assess, and maintain these programs. The programs address management, planning, prevention, mitigation, implementation, response, recovery, testing, and improvement.