NFPA 1600 Update
Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management
and Business Continuity Programs, 2010 Edition
Donald L. Schmidt
Chair, Technical Committee on Emergency Management and Business Continuity
National Fire Protection Association
CEO, Preparedness LLC
February 25, 2009
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"Excellent overview of NFPA 1600 2010 Edition."
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"Our institution is delving into NFPA 1600 guidelines now."
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"Appreciate hearing everything from Don."
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Donald L. Schmidt, ARM is CEO of Preparedness, LLC, a Massachusetts based consulting firm that helps clients assess hazard and operational risks; develop and implement strategies and programs to prevent hazards and mitigate the impacts of hazards; and design, implement, and evaluate emergency management and business continuity programs.
He is chair of NFPA's Technical Committee on Emergency Management and Business Continuity, which is responsible for NFPA 1600, "Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs." He is also a principal member of NFPA's Technical Committee on Pre-Incident Planning, which is responsible for NFPA 1620 and a member of ASTM Working Group 8908, which is writing a standard guide for school emergency preparedness. Don is a member of NFPA's professional development faculty for whom he teaches a two-day course on NFPA 1600.
He was a member of the four-person "interdisciplinary" group that wrote the "Framework for Voluntary Preparedness" in response to Title IX of PL 110-53. He is also a member of the ANAB-ASQ National Accreditation Board's Committee of Experts advising ANAB on the requirements for certification bodies who will accredit private sector preparedness programs in accordance with the law.
Mr. Schmidt is the editor of Implementing NFPA 1600 National Preparedness Standard, co-author of Business at Risk: How to Assess, Mitigate, and Respond to Terrorist Threats and Tools & Techniques of Risk Management and Insurance. He is a contributing author to the McGraw Hill Homeland Security Handbook and the Fire Protection Handbook, 20th Edition. He has authored and been interviewed for dozens of articles for national publications and delivered speeches to numerous groups throughout North America.