2018 NFPA 3000 (PS) - Current Edition

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    Protect your community with NFPA 3000™ (PS), the first comprehensive multidisciplinary program addressing active shooter and other hostile events.

    Recent incidents in the United States and around the world underscore the critical importance of first responder and community preparedness for active shooter and/or hostile events. These tragedies have a significant and lasting impact on entire communities, and unified and integrated preparedness, response, and recovery strategies are vital to mitigate their impacts.

    The urgent need for coordinated planning and response prompted the development of a new provisional consensus standard: NFPA 3000™ (PS).

    Created with widespread support from fire service, law enforcement, EMS, emergency, management, higher education, and facility management professionals, NFPA 3000 (PS), Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program is only the second provisional standard in the history of the NFPA®. Committee members include representatives from a broad-range of agencies and associations such as:

    ● U.S. Department of Justice ● Emergency Medical Services Labor Alliance
    ● Federal Bureau of Investigation ● National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
    ● U.S. Department of Homeland Security ● National EMS Academy
    ● International Association of Chiefs of Police ● International Association of EMS Chiefs
    ● International Association of Fire Chiefs ● American College of Emergency Physicians
    ● National Volunteer Fire Council ● National Association of EMS Physicians
    ● Fraternal Order of Police ● International Association of Emergency Managers
    ● International Association of Fire Fighters


    NFPA 3000™ (PS) is essential for public safety.

    This important document provides the minimum criteria for organizing, managing, and sustaining an active shooter and/or hostile event preparedness and response program based on an organization's or community's level of risk. The standard addresses all aspects of the process, from identifying hazards and assessing vulnerability to planning, resource management, incident management at a command level, competencies for first responders, and recovery.

    NFPA 3000™ (PS) provides comprehensive requirements concerning:

    ● Risk assessment ● Facility preparedness
    ● Planning and coordination ● Financial readiness
    ● Resource management ● Financial management
    ● Organizational deployment ● Communications center support
    ● Incident Management ● Competencies for law enforcement, fire, and EMS responders


    Annexes include additional explanatory material, references, and an overview of the laws, regulations, consensus standards, and guidance documents available today.

    NFPA 3000 (PS) is a key resource for any community, facility, or member of any organization that responds to or prepares for active shooter and/or hostile events. (Available in print and by subscription. 48 pages, 2018)

  • Table of Contents (2018 Current Edition)

    NFPA 3000TM (PS) Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program, 2018 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Equivalency.
    1.4 Application.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 ASHER Program Development Process
    4.1 Administration.
    4.2 ASHER Program Organizational Statement.
    Chapter 5 Risk Assessment
    5.1 Administration.
    5.2 Identifying Threats.
    5.3 Analyzing the Consequences of an Attack.
    5.4 Hazard/Risk Assessment (Probability/Consequence).
    Chapter 6 Planning/Coordination
    6.1 Administration.
    6.2 Plan Development.
    6.3 EOPs.
    6.4 SOP Planning Components.
    6.5 Termination and Post-Incident Procedures.
    6.6 Incident Management.
    6.7 Active Shooter/Hostile Events Response Guideline.
    6.8 Operational Security.
    6.9 Information and Intelligence Sharing.
    Chapter 7 Resource Management
    7.1 Administration.
    7.2 Mutual Aid.
    7.3 Logistics Management.
    7.4 Personnel.
    Chapter 8 Incident Management
    8.1 Administration.
    8.2 Application of Unified Command.
    8.3 Incident Size-Up.
    8.4 Establishing Unified Command.
    8.5 Transfer of Command.
    8.6 Incident Stabilization.
    8.8 After Action Reports.
    Chapter 9 Facility Preparedness
    9.1 Administration.
    9.2 Facility and Occupancy Characteristics.
    9.3 Emergency Action Plans.
    9.4 Notification.
    9.5 Exercise.
    Chapter 10 Financial Management
    10.1 Administration.
    10.2 Documentation and Management Policy.
    10.3 Revenue Sources.
    10.4 Program Costs.
    Chapter 11 Communications Center Support
    11.1 Administration.
    11.2 Communication Center Coordination.
    11.3 Communication Relationships.
    11.4 Communication and Dispatch Systems.
    11.5 Data and Information Management
    11.6 Operability.
    11.7 High Incident Response Levels.
    Chapter 12 Competencies for Law Enforcement Officers
    12.1 Administration.
    Chapter 13 Competencies for Fire and EMS Responders
    13.1 Administration.
    13.2 Threat-Based Care.
    13.3 Tasks.
    13.4 Competencies.
    Chapter 14 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    14.1 Administration.
    14.2 General Requirements.
    14.3 Specification and Type.
    14.4 Markings.
    14.5 Ballistic Protective Equipment (BPE) Care, Maintenance, and Replacement.
    14.6 Deviations.
    Chapter 15 Training
    15.1 Administration.
    15.2 Scope of Active Shooter/Hostile Events Training.
    15.3 Training Sites.
    15.4 Training Records Management.
    Chapter 16 Public Education
    16.1 Administration.
    16.2 Community Training and Education.
    16.3 Public Education.
    16.4 Goal of Curriculum.
    16.5 Scope and Frequency of Instruction.
    Chapter 17 Public Information
    17.1 Administration.
    17.2 JIC and JIS Activities.
    17.3 Warning, Notification, and Crisis Communications.
    17.4 JIC.
    17.5 Social Media.
    17.6 Establishing and Managing a Media Area.
    Chapter 18 Continuity of Operation
    18.1 Administration.
    18.2 Continuity.
    Chapter 19 Hospital Preparedness and Response for Out-of-Hospital ASHER Incidents
    19.1 Administration.
    19.2 Preparedness and Emergency Management.
    19.3 Patient Distribution.
    19.4 Communications.
    19.5 Victim Identification.
    19.6 Facility Security.
    19.7 Hospital Command Center/Hospital Incident Command System (HICS).
    Chapter 20 Recovery
    20.1 Administration.
    20.2 Immediate Recovery.
    20.3 Early Recovery.
    20.4 Continued Recovery.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Laws, Regulations, Consensus Standards, and Guidance Documents
    Annex C Informational References
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