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emergency preparedness
Coverage including updates, insights, strategies and best practices for the facilities management industry


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Facilities Adapt to Protect Against Hurricane Irma

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How Lessons From Sandy Can Apply to Harvey

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Emergency Prep: Finding Cooling in a Crisis

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EPA Supports Hurricane Preparedness and Response in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

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Texas High School Heavily Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

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Maintenance Worker Cited in Emergency Response

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Emergency Preparedness: Managers Discuss Efforts to Protect Occupants and Operations in a Crisis

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10 Steps to Prepare Elevators for Hazardous Weather

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5 Steps To Emergency Preparedness For Any Disaster

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For Emergency Planning, Build Interdepartmental Team

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Understanding Risks Is First Step In Emergency Preparedness

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Bomb Threats Rise Dramatically at Education Facilities

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ISIS: Another In a Growing List of Threats To Consider in Security Plans

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Threat Assessment: Lone Wolves Targeting Specific Groups

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5 Questions Can Help Steer FMs Toward Resilience

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Justify Resilience Financially, Components of Resilience Planning, Vendor Partnerships

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In Case of Emergency: The Facilities Management Role at Arizona State

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Emergency Planning Helps Michigan Hospital in Flood Aftermath

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Receding Floodwaters Offer Good, Bad News for Michigan Hospital

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Hospital's Lessons Learned from Flood Recovery Experience

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Planning, Drills, Communication Can Combat Workplace Violence

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Look For Red Flags For Violence In The Workplace

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Disaster Response Planning Tips from Preparedness and Remediation Pros

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Make Space for First Responders Arriving in Quantity

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Regional Flood Experiences Show Importance of Planning

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Importance of Knowing Your Building, Not Panicking, In Emergency

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Contact List Helps in Disaster but Expect to be Blindsided

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Facility Managers Recount What Really Happens When Disaster Strikes

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Ebola Awareness And Readiness Steps, Plus More Resources

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How Disasters Impact Utility Bills: Lessons From Superstorm Sandy

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How To Handle A Utility Billing Dispute

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Turn Building Occupants Into Allies For Emergency Response

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How Floor Wardens Aid In Emergency Evacuations

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Crisis Coordinators Play Role In Emergencies, Including Aiding Evacuation Of People With Disabilities

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Tips For Conducting Emergency Evacuation Drills

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Preparing for Equipment Rental When Emergencies Strike

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Training an Essential Part of Disaster-Recovery Plan

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Contract Requirements for Emergency Preparedness Equipment Rentals

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Equipment Rental: Eye on Operators

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Planning Considerations for Facility Recovery

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Roundtable: Managers discuss their roles in helping protect buildings, operations and occupants

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Maintenance and Engineering: Key Players in Emergency Preparedness

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Maintenance and Engineering Departments' Role in Emergency Preparation

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Planning Considerations for Facility Recovery

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Understanding the Preparedness Cycle

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Emergency Preparedness Plans Should Address Issues From IT To Staff

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Identify Most Critical Risks As Basis For Your Disaster Plan

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Testing Emergency Response Plan Offers Challenges

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7x24 Exchange Helps Guide Data Center Disaster Planning

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Data Center Redundancy Requires More Than Just Equipment

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When It Comes To Natural Disasters, A Plan Is Essential

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Political Convention Security Planning Requires Risk Assessment, Efficient Communication

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Experts: Communication is Most Important Part of Emergency Preparedness

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Owner Buy-In Critical To Physical Security Upgrades

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Portable Cooling: Cooling-Load Estimates Not Enough

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New Technologies Require Life-Cycle-Cost Analysis

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What Do Facility Managers Need in Business Continuity Plans?

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Emergency Planning: Develop a Communications Strategy

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Business Continuity Strategy: Keep a Plan Up to Date

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Business Continuity Planning: Drilling and Tabletop Exercises

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Business Continuity Strategy: Implement a Shelter-In-Place Plan

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Business Continuity Planning: Develop a Chain of Command

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Business Continuity Plan: Use Checklists for Most Important Steps

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How To Calculate Temporary Cooling Loads

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Temporary Cooling: Prepare Before an Outage

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Emergency Planning: Materials and Training

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Emergency Planning: Five Ideas to Protect Technicians

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Emergency Planning: Conduct a Business Impact Analysis

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How to Plan for Emergency Events

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Emergency Planning: Define Roles and Responsibilities

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Emergency Planning: Develop Materials and Equipment Inventory

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Emergency Planning: OSHA Offers Training Materials

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Emergency Planning: Protecting Front-Line Workers

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Emergency Preparedness: Common Hazards Facing Front-Line Workers

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Emergency Preparedness: Three Door-Hardware Issues

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Being Prepared for an Emergency Requires a Regularly Updated Emergency Plan

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Practice Emergency Plans so Occupants are Prepared

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Communication with Occupants, Local Authorities Key to Emergency Planning

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Managers Discuss Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Planning

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Proactive Emergency Planning Avoids Managers Getting Burned

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Fire-Alarm Systems: Inspection Checklist

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Developing a Business Continuity Plan with Sean Nelson

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New NFPA Code for Emergency Communcations Systems

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Lessons in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response with Dan Heater

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Developing an HVAC Emergency-Preparedness Plan

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Emergency Preparedness: Consider Heating and Cooling Loads

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Where Is the Best Place to Install Temporary HVAC Equipment?

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Equipment Rental: HVAC Equipment Integral to Disaster Planning

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Guidelines for Choosing a UPS

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CDC Tackles Swine Flu with H1N1 Guide for Small Businesses

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BOMA Preparedness Top Ten List for National Preparedness Month

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H1N1 Webcast Encourages Planning Now for Fall Swine Flu Season

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NOAA Lowers Hurricane Season Outlook

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Flood Emergency Response Plans: Lessons Learned

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Prepare for Emergencies by Networking with First Responders

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Evacuating During A Fire

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Maintenance's Role in Emergency Management

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FM Global Study Reveals Most Large Companies Unprepared for to Natural Disasters

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Homeland Security Department Pushes for Emergency Preparedness Certification Program

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Emergency Preparedness Checklist

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Documents and Guidelines for Emergency Preparedness

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DHS Awards $844 Million to Secure Critical Infrastructure

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Plan on Earthquake Hazards Open for Comment

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NIST Report Highlights Efforts for Safer Buildings

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Communicating During an Emergency

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ISO Benchmark Targets Emergencies and Continuity

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NIST Conference to Address Elevator Use in Emergencies

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DHS Creates Culture of Preparedness Among Schools

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Federal Emergency Preparedness Directive Issued

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ANSI/ASSE Set New Date for Fall-Protection Code

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Local Health Departments Prepared for Emergencies But Need Federal Funding, Survey Finds

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GSA Emergency Chief Says Agency Better Prepared for Crises

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Emergency Preparedness: Path to Safety

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Homeland Security Hits Home

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Risks, Not Risk