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Joseph F. Williams
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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

CEAS is a pre-event credentialing program that allows critical business employees to gain access to restricted areas following a disaster or serious emergency by using a secure identification card recognized by the police.

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BNET INTRODUCES NEW SMALL BUSINESS ENROLLMENT TIER FOR CEAS

New Cost-Effective Program Geared to Improve Small Business Preparedness

FULTON, NY. .. The Business Network of Emergency Resources (BNET) announced today that it has created a new small business enrollment “tier” designed to help small businesses take advantage of their Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                           
Contact:  Peter Picarillo
Office:   (888) 353-2638 x 1002
Cell:  (646) 210-5861
E-Mail:  ppicarillo@bnetinc.org

 
BNET INTRODUCES NEW SMALL BUSINESS ENROLLMENT TIER FOR CEAS

New Cost-Effective Program Geared to Improve Small Business PreparednessGraphic of an Corporate Emergency Access System ID Card

FULTON, NY. .. The Business Network of Emergency Resources (BNET) announced today that it has created a new small business enrollment “tier” designed to help small businesses take advantage of their Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS).

The new enrollment subscription targets businesses with 20 or fewer employees and significantly reduces the cost to participate.   The CEAS program, through partnership with local governments, provides credentials recognized by local law enforcement to critical business employees allowing access to their work sites in restricted areas following an emergency.

“Small businesses represent a significant portion of our nation’s economy, but budget and time restraints keep those same businesses from being adequately prepared to survive a disaster” said Peter Picarillo, BNET Executive Director.   “Unlike larger corporations, most small businesses maintain all of their systems, data, records and materials under one roof, increasing their exposure to business failure dramatically after a disaster.”

BNET designed the “Small Business Tier” to enable them in taking advantage of the CEAS program’s priority access benefits that larger companies have had available for years.  In addition to this affordable pricing, business owners can take advantage of free business continuity tools designed specifically to help small business take the steps necessary to ensure their survival when the unforeseen happen.   “Access to your business during times of crisis is essential but only part of the solution” said Jeff Shaw, BNET President.  “Nothing is a substitute for a good, actionable plan.  We hope that small businesses, through their participation in CEAS, will take that first step down the road to business continuity.”

 

Click here for more information or to enroll in the CEAS Small Business Tier.

 

Click here to view the CEAS program informational video