Posts Tagged ‘Emergency planning’

David J. Lenart, P.E.

FM Alert: Planning To Fail

The value of good as-builts for daily operations is widely recognized. After a flood at Columbus Regional Hospital, these plans were crucial to disaster...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Maintaining Emergency Plans?

Facility managers and others who create emergency preparedness plans know that periodic testing and updates are crucial to protecting people, property, and operations in the event of a...Read More...

Week Two: Building Safety Month 2013

Week two of Building Safety Month focuses on disaster safety and...Read More...

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Protect Your Business Before Disasters—Like Sandy—Strike

Facility managers at companies with no plan or an incomplete plan will see opportunities to design backup systems, secure inventories, and create contingencies to get back to business as soon as possible. Taking into account such considerations as insurance, supply chain, alternate facilities (as your publication is doing), and redundant data systems are all things that should be top-of-mind for facility managers...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Post-Emergency Preparedness Planning

When faced with an emergency situation like a flood or a fire, how should facility management professionals prioritize their efforts AFTER the...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: CDC Helps Facility Managers Prep For The Zombie Apocalypse!

The CDC is taking the tongue in cheek approach to disaster preparedness in order to catch the attention of those who might not take the subject seriously otherwise. So remember, if you're prepared for zombies, you're prepared for...Read More...

September: National Preparedness Month

September: National Preparedness Month

This September marks the seventh annual National Preparedness Month, and FEMA, the Red Cross, and many local communities are encouraging businesses to assess their respective levels of...Read More...

Protecting Elderly Populations In A Fire

Protecting Elderly Populations In A Fire

In a recent nationwide survey conducted by the Society for Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Americans correctly identified adults age 65 and older as the most at-risk...Read More...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Flooded Hospital Shortens A Long Road Back

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Flooded Hospital Shortens A Long Road Back

On June 7, 2008, record flooding from nearby Haw Creek filled the basement and up to six inches on the first floor of Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus,...Read More...

Hurricane Ike Anniversary is a Reminder to Prepare

Hurricane Ike Anniversary is a Reminder to Prepare

The six month anniversary of Hurricane Ike is a reminder to all coastal residents of the very real threat they face from high winds and storm...Read More...