2020 NFPA 1616 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Based on NFPA 1600, NFPA 1616, Standard on Mass Evacuation, Sheltering, and Re-entry Programs provides requirements and resources for disaster planning and preparedness. Information on the 2020 edition is coming soon.

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  • Table of Contents (2020 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1616 Standard on Mass Evacuation, Sheltering, and Re-entry Programs, 2020 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections. (Reserved)
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Mass Evacuation, Sheltering, and Re-entry Program Management
    4.1 Leadership and Commitment.
    4.2 Program Coordinator.
    4.3 Program Working Group.
    4.4 Program Administration.
    4.5 Performance Objectives.
    4.6 Records Management.
    4.7 Laws and Authorities.
    4.8 Finance and Administration.
    Chapter 5 Planning
    5.1 Plan Requirements.
    5.2 Plan Assumptions.
    5.3 Plan Format.
    5.4 Planning Process.
    5.5 Threat, Hazard Identification, and Risk Assessment.
    5.6 Requirements Analysis.
    5.7 Resource Needs Assessment.
    5.8 Communications and Public Information.
    5.9 Warning, Notifications, and Communications.
    5.10 Operational Procedure Planning.
    Chapter 6 Implementation
    6.1 Incident Recognition.
    6.2 Situational Assessments.
    6.3 Notifications and Activation.
    6.4 Mobilization.
    6.5 Evacuation Operations.
    6.6 Sheltering Operations.
    6.7 Transition to Interim and Recovery Housing.
    6.8 Transition to Re-entry.
    Chapter 7 Training and Education
    7.1 Curriculum.
    7.2 Goals of the Curriculum.
    7.3 Scope and Frequency of Instruction.
    7.4 Record Keeping.
    7.5 Regulatory and Program Requirements.
    7.6 Public Education.
    7.7 Training Delivery.
    Chapter 8 Exercises
    8.1 Program Evaluation.
    8.2 Exercise Methodology.
    8.3 Design of Exercises.
    8.4 Exercise Evaluation.
    8.5 Frequency.
    Chapter 9 Program Maintenance and Improvement
    9.1 Program Reviews.
    9.2 Corrective Actions.
    9.3 Continuous Improvement.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Self-Assessment for Conformity with NFPA 1616
    Annex C Risk Management of Mass Evacuation, Sheltering, and Re-entry
    Annex D Mass Evacuation Requirements Analysis
    Annex E Sheltering Requirements Analysis
    Annex F Re-entry Requirements Analysis
    Annex G Persons With Disabilities and Other Access and Functional Needs
    Annex H Animals
    Annex I Mandatory Evacuation
    Annex J Emergency Communication: Public Alerts and Warnings
    Annex K Social Media Support
    Annex L Just-in-Time Training Support
    Annex M Mass Evacuation, Sheltering, and Re-entry Data Interoperability
    Annex N List of Acronyms
    Annex O Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2017 Edition

    Based on NFPA 1600, all-new NFPA 1616, Standard on Mass Evacuation, Sheltering, and Re-entry Programs provides requirements and resources for disaster planning and preparedness.

    Essential for shelter managers, emergency managers, and other community officials charged with developing and implementing emergency management plans, NFPA 1616, Standard on Mass Evacuation, Sheltering, and Re-entry Programs establishes a common set of criteria for the process of organizing, planning, implementing, and evaluating a program for mass evacuation, sheltering, and re-entry. The program is scalable to meet the needs of evacuation sheltering and re-entry.

    Written in a Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) format to aid in continuous improvement of the plan, NFPA 1616 includes separate chapters on:

    • Mass evacuation, sheltering, and re-entry program management
    • Planning
    • Implementation
    • Training and education
    • Exercises
    • Program maintenance and improvement

    Annexes address issues central to preparedness, making this first-edition Standard a rich resource.

    Informative annexes in NFPA 1616 address issues of concern for officials and communities, including risk management; analyses for mass evacuation, sheltering, and re-entry requirements; issues to consider to protect people with disabilities and other access and functional needs; mandatory evacuation; emergency communications; social media support; and more. (86 pp., 2017)

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