Updated NFPA 1600 standard for emergency preparedness available free online

The NFPA 1600 Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs is one on the most widely implement NFPA standards. This is partly due to the fact that the NFPA has traditionally made it available online for free.

The revised 2010 standard is no exception. You can purchase a hard copy for $37.00 (#33.30 for NFPA Members) or you can view the standard for free on the NFPA website here.

While there are no major changes, the new 2010 standard expands on the 2007 standard with clarifications, expanded definitions and technical requirements.

The NFPA 1600 standard is an essential tool for any size business. It has been adopted and endorsed by the U.S. Department of homeland security as well as the DHS.