NFPA 1600: The new standard for emergency management

William C. Nicholson, JD

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NFPA 1600 § 5.2 (2004 Edition). Available online at http://www.nfpa.org/PDF/nfpa1600.pdf (last accessed March 18, 2005.)

The 9/11 Commission Report. Available online at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/911/ (last accessed March 18, 2005).

NFPA 1600 § 5.2.1 (2004 Edition). Available online at http://www.nfpa.org/PDF/nfpa1600.pdf (last accessed March 18, 2005.)

NFPA 1600 Standard Resolution. Available online at http://www.nemaweb.org/?335 (last accessed March 18, 2005).

The Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). Available online at http://www.emaponline.org/?35 (last accessed March 22, 2005).

Indeed, custom and usage within an industry need not be complete or general where improved safety standards, which EMAP provides for emergency management, are involved. See T. J. Hooper, 60 F 2d 737 (2d Cir. 1932), certiorari denied; and Eastern Transportation Co. v. Northern Barge Corp., 287 US 662 (1932), where, in 1932, despite the absence of statutes, regulations or even custom as to radio receiving sets, Judge Learned Hand found a vessel unseaworthy for lack of one. Two barges had been lost in a storm and the tugs and their tows might have sought shelter in time had they received weather reports by radio. This case may show which way the wind blows for the future of emergency management certification under EMAP.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/jem.2005.0021

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