NFPA 1600 Standard, 2000 ed.
Online Transcript of Session 1: Intro to NFPA 1600: Where did it come from and where is it going?
Online Transcript of Session 2: Core Requirements: What does it say?
Online Transcript of Session 3: Implications for Business Continuity Planning: What Difference
Will It Make to Business?
Online Transcript of Session 4: Implications for Government EM Programs: What Difference
Will It Make to Government?
Online Transcript of Session 5: Group Disucssion: How Will the NFPA Standard Benefit the Public?
Schedule and Background Pages for EM Track
VFRE Press Release 9/15/00
Special Event -- EIIP Hosts Week-long Series of "Live Chat" Sessions on NFPA 1600, 2000 Ed. Sept. 18-22
What was formerly a "recommended" practice for emergency management programs by the National Fire Protection Association, has recently attained the status of a "standard." How did it happen? What does it say? What are the implications for programs in both the public and private sectors? How does the standard relate to program accreditation? How will it benefit the public? How will it benefit the emergency manager or business continuity planner?
Many of the answers to these questions will play out over time. The standard is still quite new; however, it is likely to have a major impact on emergency management and business continuity planning for years to come. For this reason, the EIIP is pleased to sponsor an introductory, week long series of "live chat" presentations and discussions with some of the leaders who have been on the forefront of developing and applying the standard. This very special event will take place in conjunction with the Virtual Fire and Rescue Exposition, a pioneer with an established track record for cyberspace conferencing.
The Expo opened September 12, 2000 and background pages are available via http://www.vfre.com . Pre-registration is requested, although all events are free. The live chat sessions will take place the week of September 18 - 22, in the VFRE Room, and the Emergency Management track chat schedule is as follows (all times are Eastern, please convert to your local time):
Monday, Sept. 18, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, Intro to NFPA 1600: Where did it come from and where is it going? Lloyd Bokman, NFPA Technical Committee Chair and Robert Fletcher, Technical Committee member
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, Core Requirements: What does it say? Dean Larson, Technical Committee member
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, Implications for Business Continuity Planning: What difference will it make to business? Pat Moore, Technical Committee member
Thursday, Sept. 21, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, Implications for Government EM Programs: What difference will it make to government? Eric Tolbert and Emily DeMers, NEMA Emergency Management Accreditation Program and Gunnar Kuepper, IAEM
Friday, Sept. 22, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, Group Discussion with Track Participants: How will it benefit the public? Amy Sebring, EIIP Moderator
In addition the VFRE offers an outstanding selection of other programs in the following tracks:
(Note to Java Light Users: If you experience difficulty with changing rooms, log in from the Chat Login link on the EIIP home page and it will put you directly into the correct room.)
Classroom Live Chat Page