If disaster – small or large – were to strike, would your organization be prepared? Would managers and employees know what to do in the event of an emergency?
The risk is real: According to FEMA, “roughly 40-60 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors following a disaster.” We can’t stop catastrophes from happening, but we can minimize the impact with thoughtful planning and preparation.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
— Benjamin Franklin
This hands-on session will lay the groundwork for:
- Evaluating your current disaster readiness
- Developing a comprehensive emergency plan
- Preparing for quick implementation when disaster strikes
This two-hour workshop includes lunch.
Seating is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Garret Olson served as chief of the SLO City Fire Department, where he implemented its first strategic plan. Prior experience includes deployment to the Sept. 11 attacks as a government liaison and building and leading a new municipal fire department in Scottsdale, Ariz. Since co-founding Resolute Associates, Olson has helped communities develop strategic and operational plans as well as analyze and learn from catastrophic wildfires.
Rob Lewin served as fire chief for CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County and then director of the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management. With extensive experience planning and training for emergencies as well as commanding responses to them, Lewin recently co-founded Resolute Associates, putting his expertise and leadership to work helping organizations build readiness and resiliency.