Winter is Coming...
Illinois has designated November as the official Winter Preparedness Month. Following last year’s grueling and record-breaking winter, it would be wise to follow suit. Unfortunately, because last winter was unexpectedly harsh, many of us were simply unprepared. Chris Miller, a warning coordination meteorologist from the National Weather Service explains, "It is much easier, and less costly, to prepare your vehicle and home for winter conditions now, rather than waiting until winter is upon us." These preparation guidelines are outlined in detail in the Red Cross Winter Storm Safety Checklist provided in the link below. However, not only should your home and your vehicle be prepared for winter weather, but also your business. It is vital to your continuity of operations that you have a specific plan in place, should your business be affected by severe weather conditions. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), “Continuity planning is simply the good business practice of ensuring the execution of essential functions and a fundamental duty of public and private entities responsible to their stakeholders.” Taino Consulting Group specializes in emergency management, continuity of operations planning, and response operations. We can help protect your business from the unexpected. Get connected with us at firstname.lastname@example.org before it’s too late!
Red Cross Winter Storm Safety Checklist: http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4240231_WinterStorms.pdf
FEMA Continuity of Operations Brochure: https://www.fema.gov/pdf/about/org/ncp/coop_brochure.pdf