Businesses and other organizations can suffer severe losses due to emergencies and disasters.
What should your business/organization prepare for?
Find out what the hazards and threats are in your area:
- Is your business/organization in a flood zone, or in an area where wildfires, winter storms, or earthquakes could strike?
- Do you use a computer or smartphone, or operate vehicles?
- Other possible sources of danger
- Talk to your neighbors and other long-time residents as well as your local county emergency manager about what has happened in the past
How can you prepare for the hazards that you face?
Consider the following parts of a comprehensive preparedness plan:
- First-aid kit, fire alarms, fire extinguisher, and basic safety skills
- Business continuity plan (consider using the Business Continuity Planning Suite)
- Carry adequate insurance and document property
- Evacuation Plan with a 72-hour kits (Go-bag, Bug-Out-Bag, etc.)
- Employee assistance and support plan
- Prepare for power outages that may affect your organization, neighborhood, or a large area
- Conduct practice drills and help others in distress