- Establish a succession
plan. If possible, appoint at least
three successors for each
leadership position. Consider the
possibility that some leaders will be
absent or unable to act.
- Grant emergency
authority. Give leaders the authority to
perform specified duties
during disasters and emergencies
and to re-delegate limited authority
- Specify emergency steps.
Develop all the steps, to-do lists,
checklists, and procedures
that will be needed to ensure rapid
response, recovery, and continuity.
Establish a procedure to
locate, notify, alert, and recall key
personnel. Also specify
emergency duty locations and the
assignments that must be carried out.
- Designate a primary
control center. Select an emergency
control center that can be
used to manage operations
during a disaster or emergency.
- Select a secondary
control center. Choose an alternative
emergency control center in
case the primary control
center cannot or should not be used.
- Identify backup
facilities. Identify backup facilities that allow
agencies, and other emergency functions to
continue working during a
disaster or emergency.
- Secure vital records.
Develop the procedures needed to select,
preserve, and provide
the records that will be needed to ensure
that your organization is able
to function during an emergency
and to continue operations without
difficulty. Financial records,
data files, personnel documents, and
engineering drawings are
examples of the kinds of things that should all
- Protect your resources.
Develop plans and procedures
to protect your people and facilities
during a disaster or
emergency and to allocate and deploy the resources
will be needed in order to restore and maintain operations.
Make sure that you’ve got the ability to relocate, replicate,
redundant resources. And make sure that you’ve
got the ability to teach
people about what kinds of protective
measures should be taken.