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19 Oct. 2012 Posted by ameulendyke

How Often Do You Test Your Crisis Plan?

Our question for you this week is: How often and in what ways does your organization test the effectiveness of your crisis management plan? Though it is crucial for every organization to implement a crisis management plan, the strength of the plan is reliant upon the individuals who carry it out. It can be difficult to discover the functionality and effectiveness of a plan if it is not put into action and tested often.

5 Oct. 2012 Posted by ameulendyke

How Well Do You Know Your Insurance Carrier?

Most, if not all companies carry insurance against a crisis. It is an essential part of your business continuity strategy and will help ensure that your company or organization is able to survive a critical incident. No doubt, the premiums on those insurance plans take up a sizable chunk of your operating budget.

7 Sep. 2012 Posted by ameulendyke

What Back-Up Communications Do You Use?

This week, we would like to pose this question to you: What communications technology would you rely on if the existing infrastructure fails? Please feel free to answer in the comments section within.

30 Aug. 2012 Posted by ameulendyke

Post-Natural Disaster Safety

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, organizations and families are often overwhelmed by the seemingly endless list of people to care for and repairs to make. However, ensuring your safety in the environment around you, your family, or co-workers is essential. FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, offers specific advice to follow on environmental and personal safety after a natural disaster has occurred:

24 Aug. 2012 Posted by ameulendyke

Increasing Personal Safety through Situational Awareness

With more and more stories of violence happening every day, it is evident that an incident can happen anywhere and at any time. That being said, it is pertinent for individuals to take a proactive approach towards ensuring their own personal safety at home, work, or even in public. This begins with increasing your awareness of your surroundings at all times, otherwise known as “situational awareness.” This is especially important in the event of a dangerous situation or a potential threat as it could possibly mean the difference between life and death.