NFPA to Publish New NFPA 1600 Handbook

Endorsed by the Department of Homeland Security, the NFPA will release a new handbook, titled "Implementing NFPA 1600, National Preparedness Standard," on Oct. 1, 2007.

Along with the standard's full text, the guide will also contain two-color visuals to illustrate key concepts and many forms, worksheets, checklists, and surveys--such as a Risk Assessment Checklist, Cost-Benefit Analysis Worksheet, Hazard Mitigation Checklist, Utilities and Emergency Power Supplies Checklist, Pre-Incident Planning Form, Example Incident Action Plan, and more.

Assistance is provided in every area involved with disaster/emergency management including: mitigation, preparedness, response; and recovery. A CD is included with 27 forms in an interactive/printable format.

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