Telgian’s Vice President Tom Parrish will present the Fire Protection and Life Safety Forum NFPA 3000 keynote address on March 2, 2020. Parrish’s presentation, “The Role of the Fire Service and NFPA 3000, The Standard for an Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response Program” explores the increasing need for coordinated response efforts between fire, EMS and police during active shooter events. NFPA 3000 is the Provisional Standard issued to guide policy makers, first responders and facility managers for preparation in the event of an attack.
Parrish, Vice President of Telgian Corporation, a worldwide fire, life safety and security firm, is uniquely qualified to present “The Role of the Fire Service and NFPA 3000, The Standard for an Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response Program.” He has more than 25 years of experience in both fire protection and emergency response. And, he has held positions with municipal fire, law enforcement and emergency medical services, as well as emergency system design and installation. Parrish also serves on several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) committees, and has presented NFPA 3000 to groups across the US and abroad.
“Large or small, no community is immune to an active shooter threat,” says Parrish. “In this type of emergency, it’s essential that we expand our traditional response patterns. No longer can emergencies be considered solely “law enforcement” or “fire department” scenes. With these events occurring all over the world, it is imperative that all responders, and those who may be needed for support during an incident, are prepared.”
In the most recent statistics available from the FBI, in the years between 2000 and 2018, the Bureau counted 277 active shooter incidents. (Click here for this FBI report on active shooter incidents.) NFPA 3000 details how fire departments, police and EMS agencies can aid in the preparation, response, mitigation and recovery of these active shooter incidents using established systems and practices such as the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS), including Unified Command.
NFPA 3000 is beneficial to fire, EMS and police, as well as public health agencies and other municipal departments that may respond to catastrophic events. This document also opens lines of communications before, during and after events. The result is less likelihood of duplication of effort in chaotic environments. This cohesiveness reduces confusion and makes better use of resources, helping to save time and precious lives.
About the Fire Protection and Life Safety Forum
The Fire Protection and Life Safety Forum’s is an annual conference that provides training and educational workshops presented by the nation’s leading fire and life safety, security, code enforcement, fire protection, and emergency management professionals. The 2020 event will be held from March 1-3, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio.
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