Ready America to Supply Emergency Drinking Water for NYC Ready America has been chosen to supply emergency drinking water to the city of New York. NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM) has contracted Ready America to replenish its supplies of emergency drinking water through 2022. The Aqua Literz and Aqua Blox drinking water will be provided to NYCEM as part of its stock pile of emergency relief supplies, which ordinarily includes more than one million liters of water. This order is enough to hydrate more than 500,000 people and eliminates the need for costly bottled water rotation every 12 months to two years. For more>>

The Next Pandemic - Lessons from History John Barry’s PrepTalk offers lessons learned from the 1918 and 2009 influenza pandemics. He provides guidance on what emergency managers can do to work with public health and elected officials to implement measures that can save lives. Barry reminds us that “the boss is the virus. We have no way of knowing if the next [pandemic] will be exceedingly mild, or like 1918, or worse.” The National Academy of Sciences named his book, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, a “best book” in the field of science/medicine. Watch the PrepTalk>>

  • What is the State of Crisis Communications?
    The Continuity eGUIDE Needs Your Help! We want to survey the status of Crisis Communications and Emergency Notification in order to understand best practices, needs, challenges and solutions. You'll help the industry, get the results early, and might win a $250 Amazon gift card, thanks to our sponsor, OnSolve. A few minutes... Take the survey>>
  • An Ounce of Prevention
    As Toronto erects Jersey barriers to prevent future van attacks, questions are raised as to their effectiveness as deterrents. Click HERE>>
  • Social Monitoring
    Purdue researchers have developed a new tool to allow first responders to scan and filter social media posts to monitor emergency situations. Click HERE>>
  • Fashion Disaster
    Japan's 'Bosai Girls' organization works to develop wearable and portable disaster relief kits. Click HERE>>
  • Misrouted
    A joint statement from multiple US and UK government agencies warns of state-sponsored attacked on routers and other network infrastructure. Click HERE>>
  • Disaster Minded
    A collaboration between the Australian Red Cross and the Queensland University of Technology results in a guide for those who care for dementia patients during natural disasters. Click HERE>>
  • The Pulse of a City
    Central Florida hospitals continue to learn from their response to the Pulse nightclub attack. Click HERE>>

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KOOL Kit! A Perfect Gift The KOOL Kit: Provides 72-hour support for 1 person. Long shelf-life contents. At only $30, it costs less than what you might spend assembling a kit on your own AND it saves you time. Packed in a bag that can be used to keep things KOOL! Click HERE>>

MIT Professional Education "Crisis Management and Business Continuity" July 23-27. Preparing for a crisis is not a luxury; it is a necessity. Today's extreme scrutinies demand that you should be prepared. MIT's course will help prepare you for the inevitable. Click HERE>>

DRJ Presents its 59th Conference in Phoenix
September 23rd-26th, 2018.
Gain the skills and knowledge via a robust program. “Reimagining Business Resiliency" ensures you're equipped for today's disruptions and tomorrow's emerging threats. Get the 8-page brochure>>.

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"Share the Wealth"...Industry Organizations Update Click HERE>>

May 14 to 18 is Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW)!
This annual global event is facilitated by the BCI and is a key vehicle to raising the awareness of the profession and demonstrating the value effective business continuity management can have to organizations of all types of sizes. Whether you work in business continuity, emergency management, communications, health and safety, crisis management, facilities management, ICT Security, human resources, physical security or any other related discipline; you can hold an awareness raising event.  BCAW has two fantastic competitions (Blog and photo competitions) to enter, both giving the chance to win £250 in Amazon vouchers. Find out more>>

Supply Chain/BCM Training Online from DRI
Supply chain disruptions are one of the greatest concerns for business continuity professionals! DRI International’s new supply chain management course delivers critical knowledge in an innovative, new multimedia format. The course will cover strategies for managing business continuity in your supply chain and teach you how to apply supply chain management (SCM) to your business continuity management (BCM) program. Over 3.5 hours of online instruction, you'll hear from experts, view compelling video content, participate in interactive Q&As, and test your knowledge - knowledge that is critical to your employer as well as your professional growth. DRI Certified Professionals will earn 4 CEAPs for completing the course. Learn More>>

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