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Nicole Cassels

Nicole Cassels

Emergency Services Associate Specialist; NFPA

Nicole Cassels is a standards development specialist at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Nicole is a graduate of the Elliot School of International Affairs at The George Washington University, where she earned a degree in International Affairs with a concentration in Global Public Health and a minor in Emergency Health Services. From there, she entered the field of occupational safety and health, where she implemented NFPA’s codes and standards to ensure a safe workplace and improve safety processes. Her background also includes experience in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery as a member of an international disaster response team and as a firefighter/emergency medical technician (EMT) in the volunteer fire service. Nicole came full circle when she joined NFPA’s staff, where she is responsible for several NFPA standards and technical committees for emergency response and responder safety.

Some of the standards under Nicole’s umbrella include: NFPA 470, Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Standard for Responders; NFPA 1225, Standard for Emergency Services Communications; and NFPA 1600, Standard on Continuity, Emergency, and Crisis Management; and NFPA 3000, Standard for Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program.

Nicole Cassels

Breakout Session

Using NFPA 3000 to Build a Cross-Functional Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program.

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