AFTER THE UNPRECEDENTED SERIES OF NATURAL DISASTERS SUCH AS HURRICANES
KATRINA, RITA, AND IKE, MANY BUSINESS EXECUTIVES HAVE BEGUN TO THINK ABOUT
DON’T GET CAUGHT BY SURPRISE
Many of our clients have found it helpful to get connected with us prior to an emergency. We can register your company facilities for our emergency services in advance of any possible event in the future. There is no charge for this service.
CSX Hurricane Katrina Response
When Hurricanes Katrina and
Rita devastated the Gulf Coast,
effectively shutting down rail
yards and ports, CSX called on
First Response to quickly assess
storm surge, wind and flood
damage in vital buildings from
Louisiana to Mississippi to
Alabama. First Response
mobilized a small army of
restoration specialists and
hundreds of pieces of structural
drying equipment to quickly
assess and remediate hurricane
damaged structures so that the
rail and shipping infrastructures
could be back online as soon as
possible to protect our economy.
Teams were dispatched to New
Orleans and to Mobile, Alabama
within 24 hours of the CSX call.
Working long hours in
challenging conditions, the First
Response team quickly fulfilled
their mission operating from two
base camps—one in a secured
perimeter in the Ninth Ward of
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NFPA 1600 Standard on Disaster / Emergency
Management and Business Continuity
3.3.1 Business Continuity Program
An ongoing process supported by senior management and funded to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to identify the impact of potential losses, maintain viable recover strategies and recovery plans, and ensure continuity of services through personnel training, plan testing, and maintenance.
3.3.3 Disaster/Emergency Management Program
A program that implements the mission, vision, and strategic goals and objectives as well as the management framework of the program and organization.
3.3.6 Incident Management Systems
In disaster/emergency management applications, the combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications operation within a common organizational structure with responsibility for the management of assigned resources to effectively accomplish stated objectives pertaining to an incident.
Activities taken to eliminate or reduce the probability of the event, or reduce its severity or consequences, either prior to or following a disaster/emergency.
Activities, programs, and systems developed and implemented prior to a disaster/emergency that are used to support and enhance mitigation of, response to, and recovery from disasters/emergencies.
Activities and programs designed to return conditions to a level that is acceptable to the entity.
In disaster/emergency management applications, activities designed to address the immediate and short-term effects of the disaster/emergency.
RISK = Probability x Impact
An EFFECTIVE Business Continuity Plan:
Reduces risk through upfront mitigation and
post-disaster response and recovery.