Tools & Resources

Business Preparedness Tools and Resources

Recent events have demonstrated that no one is exempt from a disaster situation and people everywhere need to be prepared. In certain situations, entire communities can be shut down by a disaster. This includes local businesses, government buildings and city services. It’s essential that each of these organizations create an in-depth emergency plan for the continuity of operations.

The plans created by local governments, businesses, schools and hospitals are often intertwined and dependent on one another. Here are some helpful tools and resources to help businesses and organizations learn and plan for an emergency situation.

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Preparedness Planning for Your Business (FEMA)

Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today’s world including natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and widespread serious illness such as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic. Click Here to Learn More

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Evaluate Your Business Disaster Readiness (Red Cross)

Ready Rating is a program that helps businesses, schools and organizations become prepared for disasters and other emergencies. All in one place, Ready Rating members have access to one-of-a-kind tools. Click Here to Learn More


Business Continuity Plan Template/Training

To help ease the planning process, IBHS has created this FREE online training series to help with time management as you follow along with the Open for Business toolkit. Click Here to Learn More