The consensus of most emergency management, business continuity and critical infrastructure protection professionals is that their programs can benefit from using current standards. Standards is what this section is all about. Using a combination of blogs, discussion groups and knowledge base wikis, PTSC-Online's aim is to keep our members updated on current developments regarding emergency management standards and provide them with opportunities to recommend improvements to the standards as they are upgraded. We will also provide an opportunity for members to ask questions about interpreting and implementing the standards and share best practises regarding program implementation.
As PTSC-Online is a virtual Canadian emergency management community, our focus will be on the Canadian Standards Association Z1600 emergency management and business continuity program standard. There will, however, be opportunity to learn about and discuss other standards such as NFPA 1600, BSI 25999 and the developing ISO 223 standard.