Business Preparedness

Business Resources

Train your employees:

  • If there were a major disaster today, would your employees know what to do?
  • Do you have a system to alert everyone to evacuate, shelter in place, and lock down the building?
  • Do you have someone designated as the "lead" during an emergency?
  • Are your employees aware of who can speak on behalf of the business after a disaster?
  • Are they familiar with their responsibilities for building and information security?
  • Are they expected to show up for work following a disaster?


  • Ready Rating, free from the American Red Cross, is a program that helps businesses, schools and organizations become prepared for disasters and other emergencies. All in one place, Ready Rating members have access to one-of-a-kind tools, resources and information for evaluating and improving their ability to withstand disaster, maintain operations, and protect lives and property. Whether you are taking your first steps or have a fully-functioning emergency management program, the Ready Rating program can help you achieve a higher level of preparedness.
  • The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety's Business Continuity Planning page has a wealth of resources, including a business continuity toolkit.
  • The Prepare My Business website contains: education, planning, testing and disaster assistance resources.
  • Ready Business will assist businesses in developing a preparedness program by providing tools to create a plan that addresses the impact of many hazards.