NFPA Updates Emergency Management, Business Continuity Standards

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released its updated 2007 edition of the Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Busines Continuity Programs, a.k.a. NFPA 1600.

The document, which sets standards on how businesses and government should deal with disaster management, emergency management and business continuity, has been made available as a free download on the NFPA website.

The 2007 update for NFPA 1600 is based on changes to the 2004 release of the document, with prevention added as a key focus to the 2007 edition. Changes include updates on risk mitigation, preparedness, response policies and recovery operations,

The document has been one of NFPA's most widely adopted standards, and has been used as the basis for the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) for government preparedness.

In addition to the online download, the document will be available in April as a printed document directly from the NFPA.