The need for preparedness is greater than ever before

Nationwide and around the globe, communities are facing an increasing number of tragedies involving active shooter and/or hostile events. The need for an integrated preparedness, response, and recovery program is greater than ever before.
It is critical for law enforcement, first responders, emergency personnel, facility managers, hospital officials, schools, community members, and others to have the information they need to be prepared when attacks happen.  
Andover Fire-Rescue is presenting An Introduction to PA3000: Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program, a standard that addresses all aspects of the process, from identifying hazards and assessing vulnerability to planning, resource management, incident management at a command level, competencies for first responders, and recovery.
The session will include two main parts.  Part 1 will be the main presentation, which will provide an overview of the new NFPA 3000.  Part 2 will be a discussion session for audience participants to allow representatives from the various groups in attendance to discuss the implementation of the new program.
The program will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at Andover Central High School main auditorium, 603 E. Central Ave. in Andover.
Bob Sullivan, NFPA’s Southwest Regional Director, will provide information about the background development, and content of the new NFPA Standard.  Following the presentation, audience members will have the opportunity to discuss the information in an open-forum environment, including any programs already in development in this region, as well as to explore the new standard and its implementation in Butler County.
To register, contact Captain Chris Matson, Andover Fire Rescue: cmatson@andoverks.com