Essential for shelter managers, emergency managers, and other community officials charged with developing and implementing emergency management plans, NFPA 1616: Standard on Mass Evacuation, Sheltering, and Re-entry Programs establishes a common set of criteria for the process of organizing, planning, implementing, and evaluating a program for mass evacuation, sheltering, and re-entry. The program is scalable to meet the needs of evacuation sheltering and re-entry.
Written in a Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) format to aid in continuous improvement of the plan, NFPA 1616 includes separate chapters on:
Annexes address issues central to preparedness, making this first-edition Standard a rich resource.
Informative annexes in NFPA 1616 address issues of concern for officials and communities, including risk management; analyses for mass evacuation, sheltering, and re-entry requirements; issues to consider to protect people with disabilities and other access and functional needs; mandatory evacuation; emergency communications; social media support; and more.