It is critical to establish plans prior to a disaster and ensure training and education related to the recovery plan are in place for successful implementation in an emergency.
Watch the following video highlighting the importance of having a disaster recovery plan in place. Consider the consequences of not having a plan in place prior to a disaster as you view this video.
As the local disaster recovery coordinator you are responsible for establishing, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures ensure effective recovery in case of disaster. This week you are tasked with developing a presentation for community department heads outlining the process of disaster recovery.
Fact sheet: The National Incident Management System (NIMS.) Retrieved from http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nims/NIMSFactSheet.pdf
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). (1993). Emergency management guide for business and industry.Washington, DC: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Retrieved from http://www.fema.gov/pdf/business/guide/bizindst.pdf
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). (2010). One town’s story: A journey to recovery [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.fema.gov/medialibrary/media_records/8007
Create a 6–8 slide PowerPoint presentation outlining a basic disaster recovery plan using FEMA’s Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry as a guide.
Include the following in your presentation:
Highlight key points and utilize speaker notes or audio for additional details.
The PowerPoint presentation should have the following characteristics:
Information from course readings, the course materials, or other library sources incorporated to support your discussion. Properly cite all sources of information by including in-text citations and a list of references.