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Dive into the current events, regulations, and workplace emergency response.

BERT Purpose, Training, and Courses

BERT Purpose, Training, and Courses

The purpose of BERT is to prepare and protect employees and their families before and during a catastrophe, and to provide a job for us to come back to after the event has been mitigated. The BERT training is based on the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) curriculum developed by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and classes are organized utilizing the Incident Command System (ICS).

Disaster Mitigation

Disaster Mitigation

Mitigation is "the process or result of making something less severe, dangerous, painful, harsh, or damaging," according to Merriam-Webster. Mitigation extends to every aspect of emergency preparedness, but non-structural hazard mitigation is also a key factor to...

Structural Hazards

Structural Hazards

Hazards are present in every realm, and one area of concern is with structural hazards. You may not have the opportunity to select the type of structure that you are in when an emergency occurs. However, if you can, you want to be in the sturdiest environment that is...

Emergency Planning: Questions to Ask Yourself

Emergency Planning: Questions to Ask Yourself

You want to set forth lines of authority, establish what kind of authority they have in those individual groups, and most importantly, ensure the ways people will be properly protected. Do you have equipment for these people in positions of authority? Are they trained properly? It is important to continually ask yourself these questions throughout the process.

Systemic Emergency: How to Respond

Systemic Emergency: How to Respond

Your business has the responsibility to participate at some level in community emergency preparedness. All of your neighboring businesses should ideally get together and form a committee to collaborate with the City Council or Planning Commission. If there is a systemic emergency, you can all pull together and help mitigate the problem.  

The Emergency Manager

The Emergency Manager

Any emergency response should adapt to the situation. You can always expand or contract the scope as needed, especially as new information presents itself to you. Of course, the primary focus at all times and under all circumstances is safety. Communicate that everyone needs to take care of themselves, their co-workers, their families, their homes, and their neighbors.

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Credentials

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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