To provide planning, training, resources, response, warning, coordination and information through communications to the public, elected officials and public safety agencies to assist them in preparing for, responding to and mitigating emergencies and disasters which affect the residents of Broome County.
Disaster Preparedness - conducts hazard vulnerability studies, provides Disaster Planning and preparedness for response and recovery. Emergency Medical Services - administers NYS certified emergency medical training programs. Check with your city or county to see if there is a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in your area. Keep copies of essential documents, such as identification, insurance policies, and financial records, in a secure, waterproof container, and keep with your disaster supplies kits.
The UWRF Emergency Management Team (EMT) has created this site to assist in preparing the campus community for emergency situations. The site is just one piece of an all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness that includes pre-disaster mitigation, emergency exercises, emergency communications systems, and continuity of operations and pandemic flu planning.
When that disaster does strike, whether it’s a tornado, flood, earthquake, or fire, this is the time to come together as a community. Six years after 9-11 and two years after Hurricane Katrina ravished the Gulf Coast area, a significant number of colleges and universities have yet to develop a strategic plan for IT disaster planning and crisis management.
Yet I suspect that purchasing the technology is probably the easy (or easier) part of emergency notification planning on campus.
If a board of directors can't answer these questions, then the entire homeowners association is unprepared and at risk if a disaster strikes. In reality the answers to these questions will inevitably vary for each individual community as well as the different types of disasters.
Emergency and certain police actions should also be considered when developing a disaster response plan as they could restrict residents’ use of community association properties or facilities for a period of time. Community associations are as susceptible to experiencing disasters as much as any other individual or community.
This final session explored collections salvage techniques, working with a disaster recovery company, inventory control, and the importance of addressing the emotional toll that disasters can take on staff, volunteers, and other supporters of your institution.
Like many other community groups, Citizen Corps Councils encourages volunteerism and offers aid during an actual disaster.


By defining the management company's role in an emergency situation, the board members of an HOA can better see their own role in dealing with a disaster.
Plans for adequate delivery of emergency medical services and coordinates mutual aid among EMS providers.
Students, faculty and staff can sign up themselves and their emergency contacts on the new SchoolMessenger Emergency Alert Notification system. Spread the word– Organize your own home for a disaster, have a family emergency plan, and then spread the word to neighbors, friends, and family. Governmental and public safety agencies have comprehensive plans for responding to and mitigating large-scale disasters or emergency events.
Since many HOA board members are volunteer owners or residents, most have little to no experience in managing disaster responses or large-scale emergencies.
Development of a comprehensive formal disaster response plan should be coordinated with someone who has experience developing disaster plans and managing emergency or disaster events.
Some people put together entire disaster preparedness kits and plans, which is all fine and well. Community organizations, like Citizen Corps Councils, are available nationwide and help develop community emergency plans that include outreach, education, and emergency training.
Practice the plan– Have mock disaster drills to ensure that each community member knows where to go, who to look for, and what to do when a natural disaster strikes. The most effective way to respond, at any level, to a disaster or emergency is to pre-plan the response, roles and responsibilities. The plan does not have to be restrictively complex or broad, but it must contain enough information so that current board members can quickly digest and understand their roles and responsibilities in disasters that impact the association.
She presents disaster preparedness and response workshops through WESTPAS and California’s IMLS-funded Connecting to Collections project.
Fee based companies and consultants are typically very good at developing and administering realistic and effective disaster training and exercises. This entry was posted in Community Preparedness of Ways to Organize, Emergency Resource Guide, Preparedness Basics. Developing an emergency plan begins with knowing exactly what is expected of each member of the association.


In order for an emergency plan to successfully perform its two main functions, the board of directors needs to have a thorough understanding of their insurance coverage, property status, and available funding.
As for fall 2007, roughly 30 percent of public universities, private universities, and public four-year colleges report no strategic plan for IT disaster planning, rising to just over half of private four-year colleges. The most comprehensive disaster plans cover the four facets of the emergency management cycle—prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery—which correspond to before, during, and after a disaster. Board members must also understand that there will be expectations placed on them in these circumstances which would require them to be available and actively participating in the aftermath of any disaster affecting their community association.
We can encourage our employers to take steps toward preparing emergency essentials the same way we do with our community.
As of fall 2007, more than two-fifths (44.0 percent) of the institutions participating in the 2007 Campus Survey report a strategic plan for emergency notification services. This course followed Risk Evaluation: First Step in Disaster Planning, which provided an overview of the disaster planning process. If you have been meaning to write a disaster plan but your efforts have stalled, the webinar recordings and course materials found below will help you establish the crucial first steps following a disaster.
When developing an emergency plan, a board of directors should consider the two main functions of a plan: creating an effective response to the disaster while it is happening and restoring the affected area to pre-disaster conditions. What you do—and do not do—following a disaster can spell the difference between success and failure. Once your collections have been stabilized, you will then have to spend many months—and perhaps even years—dealing with the consequences of the disaster, deciding what to save, what to throw out, rehabilitating the building, and treating the affected materials. Even the best written disaster response plan can be greatly compromised if staff members have not been trained on how to carry it out.



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