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NFPA unveils fast-tracked, new standard to help with response to active shooter incidents

Medical Environment Update, July 1, 2018

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Spurred by coordination lapses in the aftermath of recent mass shootings across the country, the NFPA, as promised, unveiled in May NFPA 3000, a Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER), which is designed to help communities prepare for multiple casualties. Healthcare facilities should use the new standard to review their overall preparedness for responding to mass casualty events and improving coordination with other healthcare providers, first responders, and community emergency organizations.

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