Disasters are unpredictable and the consequences can be severe. When calamity strikes, whether it is an electrical fire or a tropical storm, it is always better to be prepared. The National Fire Protection Association updated its National Preparedness Standard in 2016, relabeling it as the Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity Operations Programs.
The NFPA 1600 serves as an excellent resource for organizations to model their emergency management program after. The core areas of the National Preparedness Standard highlight best practices for protection, prevention, response, mitigation, and recovery. The NFPA 1600 Standard empowers organizations to tackle whatever mother nature throws at them and to prepare a seamless business continuity process.