NFPA 3000®, Standard for an Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program helps entire communities holistically organize, manage, communicate, and sustain an active shooter/hostile event preparedness, response, and recovery program.
The world’s first active shooter standard, NFPA 3000 was developed by representatives from law enforcement, the fire service, emergency medical services, hospitals, emergency management, private security, private business, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Justice.
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NFPA standard and related resources
- NFPA 3000®, Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program
Beyond Fire -
How a social media post on a recent series of mass shootings revealed a decades-old misconception about NFPA, 2019
- In the Line of Fire - Faced with a growing threat of gun violence in the field, responders are increasingly being forced to consider ballistic protection, 2019
The First 12 Minutes -
According to one emergency manager, most training for how to react in a hostile event is misguided and designed to fail. He thinks he might have a better way, 2019
- The Process Works, 2018
- The new normal - With active shooter incidents on the rise across the country, colleges and universities employ new strategies to help campuses prepare, 2018
- Threat Preparation - A new voice takes on the “First Responder” column and offers an inside view of the development of the groundbreaking NFPA 3000®
On October 1, 2017, Craig Cooper, special operations battalion chief for Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, responded to the deadliest mass shooting in American history, outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. As a member of the technical committee for NFPA 3000®, Cooper's experience helped shape the groundbreaking provisional standard.
On December 14, 2012, Dr. Richard Kamin responded to one of the most horrific mass shootings in American history—the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. As a member of the technical committee for NFPA 3000®, Kamin's experience helped shape the groundbreaking provisional standard.
Former Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy was shot 15 times responding to an active shooter at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in 2012. As a member of the technical committee for NFPA 3000®, Murphy's experience helped shape the groundbreaking provisional standard.