This year's National Preparedness Month theme is, "Take Action to Prepare."
Agility is hosting a series of educational webinars on the topic of organizational preparedness and resilience. We have also created an infographic with tips on how to put your plan into action. So what are your waiting for? As they say in Hollywood...Lights, Camera, ACTION!
Hollywood loves a "good" disaster. But at Agility, we tend to see disasters through a different lens.
Check out these video clips for lessons learned on emergency preparedness and advice on how you can prepare today.
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"If You Do Nothing Else This Year..."
Wednesday, Sept. 24th, 2014 from 2:00 - 2:30 PM EDT
With so much on the line, leaders simply cannot afford to overlook the risk disasters pose to their organizations and daily operations. However, simply starting a Disaster Recovery plan can seem overwhelming at first. But it doesn't have to be.
During this session, we will address some simple ways to build your resilience as an organization today with minimal commitment of time and resources. If you do nothing else this year to protect your employees, clients, income, and the future of your organization, these steps should be a top priority.
Protect your business and all the time, effort and energy you've invested by investing just 30 minutes to prepare for the worst. Join the US Small Business Administration and co-sponsor Agility Recovery for this final webinar of National Preparedness Month and leave with easy to implement and important steps any organization can take to become more resilient.
Lessons Learned: Keeping a level head is paramount in any disaster. That's why regularly testing your plan is so important. Assigning roles and setting expectations will keep employees from panicking. Agility recommends all businesses test their disaster recovery plans annually. Regular testing maximizes your strengths and minimizes your weaknesses in time of disaster. Members who test with Agility have experienced:
Lessons Learned: Don't try and fight the storm, even if you have access to a chainsaw. Knowing when and where to take shelter is of vital importance. Severe storms can occur with little warning, so employees and staff must know how to take shelter at a moment's notice and protect themselves from damaging winds, debris, and flying predatory fish. As with any waterspout or tornado, the best advice is to be in an interior part of the lowest floor of a sturdy building — and not outside.More tips on taking shelter during a disaster
Lessons Learned: A disaster can be your time to shine or your worst nightmare. Is your business ready? Use Agility's Preparedness Evaluation to find out where your business stands. It's FREE, and in just a few minutes you'll gain a valuable look at your company's level of readiness for a disaster.Get your Preparedness Evaluation
Lessons Learned: Never lose your cool. Trust your training. Always think one step ahead and remember preparedness is key to staying calm during a disaster.Tips on keeping cool
Lessons Learned: A well-stocked emergency kit can be the difference between giving into a crisis and surviving one. It is critical that you are prepared to be on your own for the first 72 hours after a disaster. Basic things we take for granted - such as running water, refrigeration and telephones - may be unavailable after a disaster. Create a disaster recovery kit full of the essentials to ensure you are prepared no matter what.List of basic supplies you should include in your kit
Lessons Learned: If you didn't have access to your phone and contact list, who would you call? Would you know their number? Download Agility's Emergency Wallet Card so you have your key contacts on you at all times. Fill one out for every family member and put it in a wallet or backpack.Download your Emergency Wallet Card