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Presented by Wendy Freitag Washington Emergency Management Division May 25, 2010 . Resiliency in Times of Disaster Conference BE READY. BE CONNECTED. BE RESILIENT. May 25, 2010. Business Resilience Tools & Training . Business Resilience……Defined .

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Presented by Wendy Freitag

Washington Emergency Management Division

May 25, 2010

Resiliency in Times of Disaster Conference

BE READY. BE CONNECTED. BE RESILIENT.

May 25, 2010

Business Resilience Tools & Training

business resilience defined
Business Resilience……Defined

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory uses the

following definition:

“Resiliency is a community’s or region’s ability to

effectively prepare for, respond to and successfully

recover from a disaster by possessing the ability

to quickly return residents to work, reopen schools

and businesses and restore the essential services

needed for a full and swift economic and social

recovery.”

(adapted from Dr. C.S. Hollings)

all hazard preparedness resources business preparedness
All Hazard Preparedness Resources Business Preparedness

Economists calculate that every dollar

spent on preparing for a disaster saves

seven dollars in response.

Almost 40% of small businesses that

close due to a disaster event never

re-open.

  • Steps to Comprehensive Preparedness and Planning.
  • Access to information and resources on hazards and threats in Washington.
  • One stop shop training and exercise resources.
  • Planning checklists and best practice examples.
preparedness resources
Preparedness Resources

EMD Business Preparedness

  • Steps to Comprehensive Business Preparedness and Planning

http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/business/prep_business_12StepstoBCPlanning.shtml

  • Safety Meeting Preparedness Topics http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/business/prep_BusinessSafety.shtml

Personal and Home Preparedness

  • Prepare in a Year

http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/prep_prepare_year.shtml

  • Personal Preparedness Video Clips

http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/prep_personal_prep_video_index.shtml

  • Getting Ready – Home Preparedness

http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/prep_home.shtml

  • Pet Preparedness

http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/prep_pets.shtml

Neighborhood Preparedness

  • Map Your Neighborhood

http://www.emd.wa.gov/myn/index.shtml

preparedness recognizing your organization s specific hazards risk
Preparedness: Recognizing Your Organization’s Specific Hazards & Risk
  • Since 1956, Washington State has
  • received 31 Presidential Declarations
  • for flooding events

90% of all natural disasters in the US involve flooding.

city county hazard mitigation plans
City/County/Hazard Mitigation Plans
  • Source: WA State Hazard Profile, Floods. http://www.emd.wa.gov/plans/documents/FloodNov2007Tab5.5.pdf
preparedness invest in insurance
Preparedness: Invest in Insurance

Without insurance the primary form of business disaster relief is a low interest Small Business Administration Loan.

  • Recommend business interruption insurance.
  • Home and business owners need both structure and contents coverage
preparedness business continuity planning
Preparedness: Business Continuity Planning
  • Training for Business Coaches on Steps to Resiliency
  • Options for Business Continuity Planning Tools http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/business/prep_business_plan.shtml
  • What the time investment brings your organization?
  • Offer FREE technical assistance on limited basis
  • Validate and Train on plan

Develop A

Business

Continuity Plan

response state emergency operations center business liaison program
RESPONSE: State Emergency Operations Center Business Liaison Program
  • Association of Washington Business provide 3 liaisons. Expansion Program underway.
  • Business liaisons fully trained to operate in EOC
  • All procedures, org charts, and plans updated to integrate business reps
  • Full participation in exercises
recovery resources
Recovery Resources
  • 2010 Business Recovery Guide: Floods - http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/business/documents/Business_Recovery_Guide_Floods.pdf
  • IBHS Steps to Recovery Brochure http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/business/documents/ibhs_GettingBackToBusiness.pdf
  • Lessons Learned from Nashville – http://www.nashvillechamber.com/FloodRecoveryAssistance.aspx
for more information contact
For More Information Contact

Wendy Freitag

w.freitag@emd.wa.govor business@emd.wa.gov

253-512-7308