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Running head: NFPA 16001Program Management Elements of NFPA 1600 Chapter 4Wilhelm BauerKaplan UniversityFS 120: Introduction to Emergency ManagementAaron BingamanNovember 23, 2015
NFPA 16002AbstractThe National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission),recognized NFPA 1600 as our National Preparedness Standard. Widely used by public, not-for-profit, nongovernmental, and private entities on a local, regional, national, international andglobal basis, NFPA 1600 has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as avoluntary consensus standard for emergency preparedness (NFPA, 2013).
NFPA 16003Program Management Elements of NFPA 1600 Chapter 4Over the past decade, emergency management and business continuity planning havebeen recognized as necessary to continued operational success in both the public and privatesectors. Key to this was the development and widespread use of the National Fire ProtectionAssociation (NFPA) Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business ContinuityPrograms (NFPA 1600). The NFPA 1600 standard is a description of the basic criteria for acomprehensive program that addresses disaster recovery, emergency management, and businesscontinuity (NFPA, 2013). NFPA 1600 is considered by many to be an excellent benchmark forcontinuity and emergency planners in both the public and private sectors. The standard addresses