NFPA 1600

“Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs”

NFPA 1600 “Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs” is published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). NFPA is an American National Standards Institute Accredited Standards Developer (SDO). It was founded in 1896 and is an independent, non-profit, organization whose mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA has over 80,000 members in more than 100 nations.

Preparedness, LLC's
Role in NFPA 1600

Donald L. Schmidt, CEO of Preparedness, LLC is the Past Chair of the NFPA 1600 committee. He joined the committee in 1994; has been involved in every edition of NFPA 1600; and served as chair for the 2010, 2013, and 2016 editions. Mr. Schmidt is the editor of “Implementing NFPA 1600 National Preparedness Standard” published by NFPA.

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History of NFPA 1600