Learn about Building a Safe Room (FEMA Webinar 22-May-2017 2p EDT)

May 16, 2017

FEMA’s Building Science Branch is hosting a one-hour webinar on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. EDT to provide consumer and construction guidance for residential and small business safe rooms.

Participants will use the 2014 publication, “FEMA P-320 Taking Shelter from the Storm: Building a Safe Room for Your Home or Small Business,” as resource to learn about background on FEMA safe rooms, new guidance, and revised construction plans.

Those interested in participating in the webinar can register online.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • assessing the need for safe rooms;
  • planning for safe rooms;
  • consumer guidance;
  • how to use the FEMA P-320 construction plans;
  • and safe room tools and resources.

Webinar participants will receive a Certificate of Completion indicating one Professional Development Hour for those who wish to self-report for professional licensure. Register for FEMA’s webinar


Some free Sep 2013 webinars to help businesses get prepared

September 4, 2013

ready-biz_dumpster-smLast week we shared several ideas, contests and events for National Preparedness Month, but there are also several free webinars planned this September focusing on business preparedness.

Research shows at least 25 percent (and potentially as high as 40 percent) of small businesses do not reopen after a major disaster. Those that do, often struggle to stay in business. By planning in advance, the odds of a company surviving and recovering from a disaster increase dramatically.

Some free webinars planned for Sep 2013 include…

  • September 5, “Disaster Response: Preparing Your Business for the Unexpected,” hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, will feature Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Association and Richard Reed, Senior Vice President, Disaster Cycle Services, American Red Cross. Space is limited. Click here to register.

And the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery will host three popular “Prepare My Business” webinars:

Also check out Open for Business and OFB-EZ (Free business continuity tools from IBHS) … and please share these ideas with others!

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