Prepare When making the case for why your company should invest in preparedness, consider the following arguments (1):

Family Photo Employees that can worry less about their own safety and that of their loved ones make for more productive workers.

Neighborhood Photo Preparing ourselves, and our neighborhoods, for disaster is an act of good citizenship. Every community has serious limits on the amount of emergency resources available to help people in real need. 

Business Building Photo Economists calculate that every dollar spent on preparing for a disaster saves seven dollars in response.

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Employees who can worry less about their own safety and that of their families make for more productive workers.

Resources to help you prepare your family and home, including helpful “How To” streaming videos:   



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Preparing ourselves, and our neighborhoods, for disaster is an act of good citizenship. Every community has serious limits on the amount of emergency resources available to help people in real need. Be part of the solution - not the problem.

Resources to help you prepare your community:   


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Economists calculate that every dollar spent on preparing for a disaster saves seven dollars in response.

Preparedness and Mitigation Resources:

Preparedness and Mitigation Information:


Special Preparedness Topic: Business Resiliency Webinar

Business Resiliency Webinar

 

Are You Ready to Reopen if Your Business Experiences an Unexpected Event?

A free webinar was provided for Washington businesses on September 23, 2009. The webinar provided a roadmap for businesses on where to invest time and effort with the goal of being able to “bounce back” from a variety of unexpected events that might impact their business. A recording of the webinar is now available for viewing. For more information about the webinar please see the Webinar Fact Sheet and also see the Business Resiliency Resource Handout.

All you need in order to view and listen to this presentation is a computer with internet access and speakers. The link to a recorded version of the webinar is shown below. You may access it at anytime to view all or a part of the presentation. Click on this link to play the recording: https://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=auox99

 

Note: Recording playback requires Flash. If you do not have Flash installed, you will be prompted to install it before playback begins.

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Credits/Acknowledgements:

  -  Institute for Business and Home Safety - www.disastersafety.org
  -  Disaster Resource Guide - www.disaster-resource.com
  -   Ready Business - www.ready.gov/business
  (1) "The Edge of Disaster" by Stephen Flynn


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