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17 May 2006

Disaster management standard

NFPA 1600 is an American standard for Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs - a new one on me but first published in 1995 and most recently updated just a couple of years ago. Four of its 46 pages form the core, the rest being index and appendices with additional explanation. Its stated aim is to "establish a common set of criteria for disaster management, emergency management, and business continuity programs".
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1 comment:

  1. Going by statistics, India is one of the countries worst affected by disasters in South Asia. Droughts, earthquakes, fires, floods and other sundry calamities have, from time to time, rained havoc on innocent lives. But, how much of an alarm do these calamities raise? Or are we now inured to such tragedies?

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