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Emergency Preparedness

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How to properly plan and respond during a disaster

When a disaster hits — whether from natural or man-made causes — the safety of associates and customers depends heavily on pre-determined protocols that prepare employees for the best course of action before, during and after an emergency.

While each situation is unique, several U.S. government agencies have developed disaster guides that are essential for businesses to plan for quick and safe ways to react to these tragedies.

Resources from the Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Federal Emergency Management Agency coordinates the federal government’s role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made. FEMA provides the following preparedness resources, which help retailers prepare and protect their businesses:

Resources from

These tools from utilize an “all hazards approach” to disaster management: