This website supports all efforts to advance levels of preparedness for individuals, communities, organizations and governments. With this point in mind, our staff points your direction to a recent announcement that Eastern Michigan University (EMU) now offers a course for certified emergency planning.
According to disaster preparedness expert Charlie Newsome, president of a Michigan based security company, First Response Solutions Inc., nine out of 10 people have no emergency contingency plan for their families. Unfortunately, recent findings also indicate a low percentage of companies also have emergency contingency plans their companies let alone for their employees.
Eastern Michigan University officials, aware of this gap in forethought, devised a course for certified emergency planning with the help of Ann Coss, a principal in Personal Recovery Concepts, Inc.
EMU course planners said that in desperate times, it is essential that families are prepared to aid their own in the case that municipal services like police and fire cannot fulfill their duties. The university’s training course provides training for individual, business and first-responder preparations that people might overlook during times of calm.
Our staff agrees that this proactive approach and hopes that this decision could be an incentive to have other educational entities offer similar courses to their students.
Click here to view a video discussing the issues, events and concerns surrounding this decision by EMU.
Click here to view how you and your family can become more personally prepared to face the unexpected – whether it be a minor issue or a major incident.
If you found this information applicable, please pass it along to those business continuity, risk management and PS-Prep strategy planning groups in your community and where you work.