The Office of Emergency Management, Resilience, and Recovery is furthering its commitment to emergency preparedness by launching the Disaster Ready program, a tool that equips businesses with the ability to plan and prepare for major disasters. Businesses that complete the program are officially recognized for actively engaging in disaster planning efforts to foster an increased culture of emergency preparedness in Beverly Hills.This important initiative will be the first business emergency preparedness recognition program in Beverly Hills.
To become a Disaster Ready Partner, businesses must:
Complete one Ready.gov Business Emergency Plan or other emergency plan.
Finish one Beverly Hills Preparedness Activity from any category below.
Be an active partner by telling one business neighbor to become certified.
To remain a Disaster Ready Partner, each year businesses must:
Review existing plan and make necessary revisions.
Complete one new Beverly Hills Preparedness Activity from any category below.
STAY CONNECTED: Talk to your people. Having a network of information and support in a disaster and staying connected to neighboring businesses, your suppliers, having an employee communication system, and/or having city and regional alerts is critical.
CONDUCT A DISASTER DRILL OR TRAINING: Conducting a drill or other disaster exercise will equip employees with a plan of action when a real emergency happens.
TAKE CARE OF CUSTOMERS & EMPLOYEES: Things may be different in an emergency: there may be loss of utilities, help may not come for several days or even weeks, and suppliers may be unable to make deliveries.
PLAN TO STAY IN BUSINESS: Companies that do not resume operations at some level within ten days of a disaster are not likely to survive. Think through how you continue business now, before it’s too late.