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20 Apr. 2016 Posted by aadams

Before the Storm: America’s PrepareAthon National Day of Action

(Written by Vivian Marinelli, Psy.D., FEI Senior Director Crisis Management Services)

April 30 has been identified as America’s PrepareAthon National Day of Action. With the current severe weather occurring in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma—along with numerous other states—hopefully you have reviewed your emergency response planning. If not, America’s PrepareAthon provides the perfect opportunity to jump into action and ensure you, your community and your family and friends are prepared to respond.

6 Apr. 2016 Posted by aadams

The Importance of Drills When Preparing for Emergencies

(Written by Marcia O’Boyle, FEI EAP Services Center Manager)

Many businesses practice evacuation drills for specific emergencies so that all employees are familiar with what to do in case of an actual event, reducing confusion and the number of decisions an employee must consider in an emergency and allowing for quick, planned action.

Different circumstances call for different preparations, however, so being ready for the most likely emergencies while maintaining awareness of others can help an organization prepare more comprehensively.

24 Mar. 2016 Posted by aadams

Safety First: Planning for Fires

(Written by Katie Moser, FEI Network Operations Specialist)

We here at FEI have been hearing stories of family homes that have caught fire over the past few months. These families lost their homes, their possessions and in some cases their family members. The following is a collection of safety tips and measures meant to keep you safe in the event of a fire—whether at work or at home.

22 Mar. 2016 Posted by aadams

Supporting Brussels

FEI sends its support for those impacted by the terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday, March 22. We've included a list of resources for those who wish to confirm the safety of loves ones in Brussels.

10 Mar. 2016 Posted by aadams

The Importance of Data Backups for Disaster Recovery

(Written by James Pettigrew, FEI Program and Project Manager)

Think about your company’s Disaster Recovery plan. When was the last time you thoroughly tested restoring backups in a Disaster Recovery-type situation? Did the backup restore meet expectations? These are important questions to consider before using a Disaster Recovery plan.

Ensuring backups for the data critical to business operations is an important element of Disaster Recovery. When was the last time you tested your company's backup capabilities?