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Preparedness Resources for Business
Getting back to business after a disaster depends on preparedness planning done today. Small business owners invest a tremendous amount of time, money and resources to make their ventures successful. But while the importance of emergency planning may seem obvious, the task may get put off in the face of more pressing concerns. For small business owners, being prepared can mean staying in business following a disaster.
FEMA has provided the following information to help businesses prepare for and recover from disasters
The Small Business Administration has a special site for business recovery programs
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments has developed a Guidebook on Continuity of Operations for Small Businesses
Private Sector Integration Program (PSIP)
The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is committed to incorporating the private sector into the emergency management framework to provide a voice to the business community during emergencies and increase information sharing between the private and public sectors. MEMA has built the Private Sector Integration Program (PSIP) to effectuate this goal. The PSIP will include a Business Operations Center (BOC) housed within the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to better facilitate communication, situational awareness, and information sharing.
We would like to invite your organization to help us build and refine our private sector integration program:
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Private Sector Integration
Join the Private Sector Integration Program (PSIP)
The Business Operations Center (BOC) is the operational component of the PSIP, housed within the State Emergency Operations Center. It is responsible for communicating with the private sector during emergencies and supports OSPREY Business. The BOC will serve as a streamlined point of contact for our PSIP members and provide periodic incident reports during large scale emergency events. There is a designated email address and a dedicated phone line that will be provided to members to create a one-stop-shop for businesses during disasters.
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Emergency Management Guide For Business & Industry
Small Businesses Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Assistance
Maryland Small Business Continuity Workshop
FEMA Small Business Continuity Plan Template
FEMA Small Business Continuity Workshop Slides
Maryland Electronic Resources for Businesses
MEMA Damage Assessment and Declaration Process
5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136
Toll Free: 1-877-MEMA-USA (1-877-636-2872)