Resiliency and Emergency Preparedness Workshop

In the aftermath of recent events with major impacts on the built environment, such as Hurricane Sandy, the building and emergency response communities are reassessing their future preparedness. 

In 2014, NFPA’s Research Foundation initiated a project to identify those provisions in NFPA codes and standards that embody the concepts of resiliency, compile available information to serve as a technical reference for those documents, and provide guidance to NFPA Technical Committees. In order to share the results of that project and learn about other emerging needs of our stakeholders related to this topic, the Foundation convened a workshop at NFPA headquarters on December 16, 2015. Participants included leaders from NFPA Technical Committees, with a focus on those related to emergency preparedness and resiliency, and those of our stakeholders who own, manage, and insure facilities.