Preparing to respond to an active-shooter event, whether that involves a surge of patients to your facility because of an incident off-campus or a hostile intruder inside your building, has become a major concern to most hospital officials.
For only the second time in its history, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is fast-tracking development of a standard to help first responders, healthcare providers, facility managers and others to prepare for an active shooter incident, and they are looking for public input.
NFPA 3000, Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events, could be ready as early as April, so public comments must be submitted by Feb. 23.
A draft copy is available online but you may be required to register with the NFPA first. To comment on draft of NFPA 3000 go to www.nfpa.org/3000  . And to read the NFPA 3000 fact sheet go to https://tinyurl.com/NFPA-blog-active-shooter .