Other Resources

Disaster Planning

  • Praxiom Research Group Limited NFPA 1600 Disaster Management Standard in Plain English
  • NEII® Position Paper on Disaster Preparedness Guidelines. This position paper was prepared by the National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII®) Safety Committee to supply the industry with basic guidelines for preparation in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.
  • Disaster Recovery Journal Great site to get all kinds of information on Hurricanes, Flooding, Fire, Earthquakes, Vandalism, Planning, etc. They have business continuity planning models; sample plans; disaster recovery stats; and international contacts
  • Contingency Planning and Management Good site for News Archives; Disruption Defenses; Products; Vendors; Surveys; and a very good article by John Glenn, Business Continuity Defined.
  • Chief Financial Officers They have a special area dedicated to crisis management and information about losing insurance, handling reservists, travel policy changes, checking background of workers, and how to keep tabs on off-site employees.
  • Business Recovery Managers Association Located in San Fransisco Bay area, devoted to the advancement of the theory and practice of business recovery planning, disaster recovery planning, and emergency response management.
  • Disaster Recovery Information Exchange References materials and links to other sites related to topics as power protection devices, recovery centers, and recovery software.
  • Center For Disease Control On October 12, 2001, the CDC issued a Health Advisory on how to handle anthrax and other biological agent threats.
  • The Business Continuity Planning GuideThe BCP Guide is a set of dozens of web pages designed to help you plot the best way forward in the creation of an appropriate disaster recovery and business continuity plan.
  • NFPA recommended national preparedness standard NFPA standard recommended to 9-11 Commission for use as the national preparedness standard NFPA 1600.
  • Association of Energy Engineers Offers links to several of its divisions specializing in security, energy and facility management responsibilities. Check out the Security Managers Institute Division offering a Disaster Preparedness Internet Seminar and Disaster Preparedness: Security, Emergency, Response & Loss Minimization seminars in New York and Chicago.
  • Power Preparedness (North American Electric Reliability Council) valuable information on Compliance and Certification; Critical infrastructure; Planning Standards; Reliability Assessments; Reliability Legislation; and Reliability Standards.
  • Rothstein Catalog on Disaster Recovery A Comprehensive Resource for news, articles, and books related to disaster recovery, service level agreements, and management consulting.