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September 16, 2009

National Preparedness Month

Are You Ready for National Preparedness Month?
How quickly your company could get back to business after a tornado, fire, flood or terrorist attack often depends on emergency planning done today. Ready Business is a national public service campaign that helps owners and managers of small to medium-sized businesses prepare their employees, operations and assets in the event of such emergencies.

Sponsored by FEMA, Ready Business is intended to raise awareness of the need for emergency planning and motivate business owners to:
  • plan to stay in business
  • talk to employees, and
  • protect their investment

The Ready Business website outlines commonsense measures business owners and managers can take to start getting ready. It provides practical steps and easy-to-use templates to help you plan for your company's future. These recommendations reflect the Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Standard (NFPA 1600) developed by the NFPA and endorsed by the ANSI and the Department of Homeland Security. It also provides useful links to resources providing more detailed business continuity and disaster preparedness information.

Is your business or workplace Ready?
  - Review a Small Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Guide at comparitech.
  - Emergency Exit and Severe Weather signs and labels from can help employees and visitors find their way to safety in a disaster situation.