Emergency Management News

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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The Disaster Prepared Business

Each year small businesses nationwide close their doors because of damage from flooding, tornadoes, wildfires, and hurricanes. Small business owners can develop a preparedness program to address the impact of hazards. There are five steps in developing this program:
·        Program Management
·        Planning
·        Implementation
·        Testing and Exercises
·        Program Improvement
According to FEMA’s Preparedness in America Report, employees are 75 percent more likely to take action when employers encourage employees to prepare for disasters. Employers can participate in the American Red Cross Ready Rating Program to help their organization successfully withstand disasters. To join the program, employers complete an assessment to gauge the preparedness level of their business. After the assessment, employers must take action to improve preparedness within the office and among employees.
America’s PrepareAthon! also offers Prepare Your Organization Playbooks to help business owners hold preparedness discussions and table top exercises for six hazards.

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