eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - January 21, 2009

Third National Emergency Management Summit The Leading Forum on Disaster, Epidemic and Terrorism Planning, Response and Recovery for Healthcare Organizations. Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. Washington, DC. March 4-6, 2009 Click HERE>>

10 Pitfalls in Creating a Successful Business Continuity Plan In putting together a smart BC Plan, there are several common missteps that can hinder its success. Tom Abruzzo reviews 10 pitfalls and provides recommended ways to overcome them. How does your plan measure up? Click HERE>>
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The GUIDE's Response & Recovery Issue Available in Digital Format Now!
Our recent Response & Recovery issue focusing on Hurricane Ike is now available in digital format. If you did not receive the printed copy, follow this link for access to this invaluable resource Click HERE>>.

DHS Pilot Program to Focus on State Emergency Planning
The DHS is kicking off a new pilot program that will see states devote more full-time personnel to drawing up emergency response plans. Click HERE>>

IT Security Spending Up For Some, Study Says
Despite today's economic uncertainty, a new study says security spending might actually be on the rise in 2009. Click HERE>>

Report Shows US Only Half Ready for Flu Pandemic
We haven't heard much about a flu pandemic recently, as planners have been forced to turn their attention elsewhere. A new report says we're not close to being ready. Click HERE>>

Senator Says Expansion of Traveler Screening System is Premature
Senator Joseph Lieberman says the DHS shouldn't expand its electronic travel security system just yet, because it's not effective at tracking terrorists. Click HERE>>

Hudson River Pilot Studied Crisis Management Before Crash
In the aftermath of last week's plane crash into the Hudson, authorities credited the cool-headed pilot for saving the day. How did his training help avert disaster? Click HERE>>

UK Survey Finds "Risk Ignorance" to be Greatest 2009 Challenge
What do UK risk managers say is the biggest challenge facing them in the year ahead? A new survey says it's simply making sure employees are educated about risk. Click HERE>>

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All Emergency Kits 15% Off Through January Every car needs an emergency kit - do you have one? Kits contain long shelf-life food & water, items for medical needs, sanitation, warmth, lighting and more. Sale extended through January 31. Order Here.

Small Business Plan Template Just fill in the blanks! DPSN offers a simple, affordable and self-paced template to combine business recovery plans with emergency response plans. Available in IBM® or Macintosh® in Microsoft Word® format. Click HERE>>

DRJ Spring World 2009. Orlando, FL, 3/29/09 - 4/1/09. Attendees can choose from more than 40 sessions, workshops and courses. In addition, there are hospitalities, receptions, networking breakfasts and lunches, and more. Click HERE>>

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

eBRP Launches Toolkit SaaS
Toronto, Canada — eBRP Solutions has launched Toolkit SaaS (Software as a Service), a comprehensive package of eBRP's Toolkit BCM plan development utility with hosting and complete technical and products support available on a pay-as-you-go basis, with no long-term contract. Toolkit SaaS was designed to deliver eBRP's BCM solution for Today's World, at a low cost of entry, with high availability, service and support. Click Here>>

Lifesaving Resources Announces its 2009 Season of Ice Rescue Training
Lifesaving Resources' programs meet or exceed NFPA 1670 Standard for Technical Rescue and are designed for Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue and EMS Personnel. The purpose of the Train-the-Trainer Academies is to train instructors for First Responder agencies who would then be authorized to conduct Awareness, Operations, and/or Technician level courses on behalf of their own departments. For more information and/or registration, Click Here>>

Anti-Terror Expert: Use of Escape Rescue System by SWAT Teams Can Provide Tactical Advantage, Surprise
Hod Hasharon, Israel — Developed after 9/11, Escape Rescue System's revolutionary multi-tiered, external evacuation platform provides unprecedented fight and flight capabilities in the event of an emergency, such as a terror attack, fire or hostage-taking scenario in a high-rise building. Former Israel Mossad Deputy Chief and anti-terrorism expert General (Res.) Amiram Levin endorses it. Click Here>>

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