Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services
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Joseph F. Williams
COMMISSIONER

John G. Jordan Sr.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

Edward C. Schneyer
Director of the Office of Emergency Management
 
PO BOX 127
YAPHANK, NY
11980-0127
MAIN 631-852-4900
FAX 631-852-4922
SCDFRES@SuffolkCountyny.gov

Emergency Business Planning: Good Business Sense

     How quickly your company can get back to business after an emergency event depends on the planning you do today. The lessons of recent terrorist attacks and natural disasters demonstrate the importance of being prepared. Each situation is unique and an organization can be better prepared if it plans carefully, puts emergency procedures in place and practices for all kinds of emergencies.

     If businesses are ready to survive and recover, the nation and our economy are more secure. America’s small businesses form the backbone of the national economy. Small businesses alone account for more than 99% of all companies with employees, they employ 50% of all private sector workers and 45% of the nations payroll. A commitment of planning today will help support employees, customers, the community, the local economy and the country. It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival.

Every Business should have a Plan. Get Ready Now.

Stay in Business:
Be informed
Emergency Planning for Employees
Have an Evacuation Plan
Prepare for Medical Emergencies
Review your Plans

Your People: Your most important asset.
Practice the Plan with Employees
Promote Family Preparedness

Your Investment:
Review Insurance Coverage
Prepare for Utility Disruptions
Secure Facilities and Equipment
Improve Cyber Security

Get Your Business Ready For Disasters:
Please view the video below from the Federal Emergency Management Agency

   
Transcript: Get Your Business Ready for Disasters

Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

     The purpose of an EAP is to facilitate and organize employer and employee actions during workplace emergencies. Elements of the plan must include:

Evacuation procedures and emergency escape routes
Procedures to be followed by employees who remain to operate critical plant operations
before evacuation
Procedures to account for all employees after an emergency operation has been completed
Rescue and medical duties for those employees who are to perform them
Means of reporting fires and other emergencies
Names and job titles of persons that can be contacted for further information or
explanation of duties under the plan

Emergency Evacuation Drills
To educate employees about procedures to follow in the event of an emergency which requires
evacuation
Drills increase the probability of a successful evacuation during an actual emergency

Have a Shelter in Place Plan
Make necessary plans to prepare for sheltering in place if conditions warrant

Prepare for Medical Emergencies
Have a group of employees trained in basic first aid, CPR and AED use
Provide first aid kits in the workplace along with an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

Review Insurance Coverage
Keep all insurance information up to date
Change and review annually with the needs of your business

Prepare for Utility Disruptions
If your business has perishable products have a back up plan in case of power failure
Have generators or agreements with other businesses where products can be moved to

For more information please use the following links:

www.fema.gov/business/guide/index.shtm
http://www.preparemybusiness.org/
http://www.readyrating.org/lobby.aspx
Emergency Preparedness from the Small Business Administration


 
Or call the Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management at 631-852-4900