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Emergency Management

Post-hurricane safety precautions

3 Post-Hurricane Safety Precautions for Facility Managers

By | Emergency Management, Safety and Security

When a hurricane strikes and everyone else is moving to higher ground, facilities managers are headed the other way—planning when they can return and assess the damage. Once the storm moves offshore or loses steam, they will likely be the first ones back to the office. No matter how well you’ve prepared your business for a hurricane, things will be chaotic. If you’re a facility manager, you need to be taking the correct post-hurricane safety precautions to ensure the property is ready for a safe re-entry so everyone can get back to work. Read More

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How to Conduct a Fire Drill at Work

By | Emergency Management, Safety and Security

No one expects to have a fire or other disaster at work, but they happen every day in office buildings across the country. We like to think of our workplaces as predictable outposts full of copiers, Keurig machines, and maybe a few too many meetings. But the truth is that when a fire breaks out, employees’ lives can be on the line. You and your company’s leaders need to be familiar with how to conduct a fire drill at work. By scheduling regular fire drills, your company can plan for a potential fire and prepare employees to exit the building safely. Read More

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How to Create a Fire Evacuation Plan for Your Business

By | Emergency Management

When a fire threatens your employees and business, chaos and confusion can reign.

Construction fires often move so quickly that workers are forced to do what they can to survive. When an office tower in Sydney, Australia caught fire earlier this year, construction workers on scaffolding had to scramble to safety when the exterior of the building was transformed into a wall of flames. Read More

Communication Challenges during Wildfire Season

By | Emergency Management

One of the biggest challenges a business faces during a wildfire is communication. Wildfires can grow from a small brush fire into an inferno that engulfs thousands of acres in only a matter of hours.

As a result, officials must be on their toes and have the right technology, processes, and training in place to ensure that those in harm’s way are given the information they need to protect themselves and their loved ones at a moment’s notice. Read More

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The True Impact of Wildfires on Business

By | Emergency Management

Wildfire season is here and businesses have a lot at stake. The far-reaching impact of wildfires on business is astounding, but there are proactive steps a company can take.

The Devastation of Wildfires

In the hot, dry summer months, people have more to worry about than a sunburn. Wildfires can break out at any moment, putting homes and businesses at risk. Whether from a lightning strike, a fallen electrical pole, a cigarette, or a campfire; a single spark can quickly turn into a massive wildfire that can cause irreparable damage. Read More

Best Practices For Hurricane preparation

How Leading Companies Prepare for and Recover from Hurricanes

By | Emergency Management

In a typical year, the U.S. experiences 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes.

“Typical,” however, doesn’t describe our last season.

In 2017, there were 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and six major hurricanes. The NOAA attributes the irregularity on “the lack of El Niño conditions in the equatorial Pacific, with La Niña conditions developing near the end of the season.”

Experts don’t expect the 2018 season to fare much better. Read More

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Beat Hurricane Season with Emergency Notification Templates

By | Emergency Management

NOAA recently released their 2018 hurricane predictions and the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are expected to have a near- or above-normal season. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said, “The devastating hurricane season of 2017 demonstrated the necessity for prompt and accurate hurricane forecasts.” The same could be said about communications.

As businesses and organizations craft their hurricane preparedness plans, it is vital to business continuity and employee safety that hurricane communications are relevant and can be sent rapidly as conditions change. The fastest way to ensure every employee receives the right message at the right time is to utilize hurricane notification templates. Modern emergency communications solutions will provide templates that companies can send across all communication channels, including email, text, push notifications and phone calls. Read More

CMS Guidelines 2017

2017 CMS Emergency Preparedness Guidelines: 4 Steps To Compliance

By | Emergency Management

New emergency preparedness guidelines have been passed down by CMS for all Medicaid and Medicare providers. This means a massive headache for a lot of healthcare compliance professionals leading up to the November 2017 deadline. New rules can mean changes to well worn processes and procedures and added stress on managers, employees, and patients alike. But there is some good news – these guidelines are designed to make your organization safer, more efficient, and better at communicating, especially around emergency situations. Read More