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Jun

2013

Tips for Developing A Successful Emergency/Crisis Management Program

From an article by Scott David Rodgers: 

Emergency/Crisis Management Planning needs vary with the industry, type of operations, and regulatory applicability; however, the following guidelines can be used for any situation: WHAT ARE YOUR HAZARDS? The first step is to identify vulnerabilities and hazards associated with your operation. No one understands your operation better than you.

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Jun

2013

Get Communication Right During Emergency Management

From an article by Paul Baker: A crisis is defined by a series of events occurring rapidly and unplanned in an area that you manage. The importance of excellent communication cannot be stated enough, because all your decisions as the emergency manager are based on the information gained from all the responders and witnesses to the disaster. In fact, a good emergency management plan will have a dedicated communication position and their sole responsibility is to coordinate all the ...

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Jun

2013

Business Continuity Management Vs. Emergency Management

From an article by Gary Ng Is there actually a difference between these two concepts? Emergency Management typically resides in the field of "fast action" emergency response to a given hazard or crisis, and involves response plans and standard operating procedures for situations involving fires, floods, road traffic accidents, rescue operations, and so on. It is generally a subset in the management field pertaining to managing emergency response situations. Those in the EMT, fire and ...

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Jun

2013

Emergency Management - An Investment, Not a Cost

From an article by Russell Boon

 When setting your budget or making a case for the necessary funds for an emergency management program a common assumption may see your endeavours not reach their full potential. Many people, Chief Executive Officer's and Chief Financial Officers alike, view requests for funding with regards to emergency management as a cost. Like everything else on their spreadsheet, emergency management is something that incurs allocation of valuable revenue and competes ...

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Jun

2013

Six Steps to Effective Emergency Management

From  an article by Russell Boon: 

1. Corroborate - As the proverb goes, 'Failing to plan is planning to fail.' Generally, if your business is a tenant of a large facility, the property management group should conduct the overall emergency planning. However, this is not sufficient reason for each tenant or business to ignore their own emergency plan. Shopping Centres, for instance, will rely on each retailer conducting emergency procedures within their tenancy. If the emergency dictates ...

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