Are you and your business ready for a disaster?
Take a minute to think about the consequences of a natural or man-made disaster. How quickly could your business get back to normal operations? Is your business prepared to conduct operations when, some or all, of your employees are unable to commute to work? Planning ahead of time for emergencies can be the difference between your organization surviving or ceasing to exist. Disasters and emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere.
Make sure your business is prepared. Start the process, by following these easy steps:
• Make a building evacuation plan and practice it regularly.
• Locate important documents (i.e. permits, licenses and incorporation articles). Are the documents stored in a safe place? Are duplicates stored in a separate location?
• Are there supplies which will allow employees to shelter at the organization until it is safe to travel?
Disaster planning can seem useless until an actual emergency occurs, and then it is too late. The Department of Emergency Services is available to schedule a time; during which, we can talk to you and your employees about preparing your homes and business for emergencies. Please contact William Perrow, the EOC Watch Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (434) 455-4289 to get more information. The Department of Emergency Services looks forward to working with you.
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Together, we are all better prepared!