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ASIS and NFPA Launch Active Shooter Initiative

08 December 2015

ASIS International (ASIS) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) have launched a joint initiative to address active shooter incidents. The two ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs), recognize the need to collectively address the administrative, management, and technology issues related to active shooters to maximize protection of human and physical assets during active shooter incidents. Given the unpredictable and rapid nature of active shooter events, it is critical that schools and educational institutions, entertainment and sporting facilities, religious establishments, and organizations of all types and sizes, have the best tools at their disposal to manage security, safety, and fire risks associated with mass violence.

A kick-off stakeholder meeting in Arlington, Virginia on January 19, 2016, will bring together standards developers, industry groups, and members of law enforcement, government, and academia to explore a range of issues related to active shooter events. The discipline intersections of security, safety and fire safety management need to be better coordinated in order to save lives and build more resilient organizations.

Organizations interested in attending the January 19, 2016 meeting should contact standards@asisonline.org by Friday, Dec. 11. Please note that there is limited space available. Sue Carioti at ASIS (703) 518-1416 or Robert Solomon at NFPA (617) 984-7464 may be contacted for questions and additional information.

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