Standard on Mass Evacuation, Sheltering, and Re-entry Programs
|Publication Date:||1 January 2017|
This standard shall establish a common set of criteria for the process of organizing, planning, implementing, and evaluating a program for mass evacuation, sheltering, and re-entry.
The requirements in this standard are based on the existence of a program for integrated disaster/emergency management and business continuity.
An integrated program is defined in NFPA 1600 .
The integrated program is scalable to meet the needs of evacuation sheltering and re-entry.
Purpose. This standard shall provide public officials, private stakeholders, emergency management personnel, and emergency responders the essential elements, common terminology, roles, evacuation stages, sheltering, and re-entry phases for evacuation.