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Assess the Situation

Assess the Situation

In any emergency, the first thing you want to do is assess the situation. Check yourself: Are you okay? Is the facility okay? Should people be evacuated or should they shelter in place? If one reacts too quickly before understanding the scope of the situation, it...

Shelter in Place

Shelter in Place

Amidst the unpredictability of an emergency, you may find yourself needing to shelter in place. Identify an internal room that is safer on the inside. Make sure there are necessities such as food and water, and other helpful items such as first-aid equipment and male...

Documentation is Key

Documentation is Key

Documentation provides all the information in a concrete, recorded manner — this is essential, especially in an emergency. Divide the documentation between your team leaders. Set it up so that they continually provide the command post with information. Jot things down! Keep the given information in a written format.

Incident Management

Incident Management

With incident management, you as the Emergency Manager want to maintain the safety of the people that you are working with, or working for you —  your disaster workers. You want to provide clear leadership and organizational structure when selecting your emergency management team beforehand. For times that you may not be on-site, or become tired or incapacitated, other Emergency Managers must be available to step in.

Why Preparedness?

Why Preparedness?

Where does the typical business or family lie in terms of preparedness?   The WSJ asked as well:  https://www.wsj.com/articles/will-we-be-ready-for-the-next-pandemic-11613145677 Oftentimes we're not prepared, simply because of too much information. A search for an...

Emergency Phases

Emergency Phases

There are very specific phases of any emergency and they generally fall into seven different categories.  They will always have several phases -- any emergency will have several broad or specific facets that will be managed differently based upon the scope of the...

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Est.: 9/11/2008 • Corporate EIN #91-2120506

Community Emergency Management, Inc. dba  BERT – Emergency Operations Management

SB/DVBE # 2003448 • DUNS 178872029 •

CAGE 8F4E1 • FEMA SID 0002352592

NAICS: 541610 – 611430 – 541612

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