eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - August 12th, 2009

Custom C.E.R.T. kits.
We can customize Community Emergency Response Team kits to fit your budget and unique needs. Let us know what you would like in a C.E.R.T. kit and we'll provide a quotation. We have 20+ years of experience in community preparedness. E-mail today.

Flow Chart for BC, Threat, and RM. The difference between a "PROGRAM" and a "PROJECT" is that the former requires on-going attention to assure it is up-to-date and a project has a beginning and an end. John Glenn shares a flow chart for building a typical RM/BC program. Click HERE>>
Emergencies can strike at any time. Is your DR plan up-to-date?

The 14th Annual GUIDE & Conference Outreach
Time is running out to get your products & services into the 2009/10 Disaster Resource GUIDE. Each year the GUIDE is distributed at prominent BC/DR/EM conferences - reaching 5,000+ professionals. Don't miss this opportunity. Click HERE>>

Kids Have Special Needs During Disasters
Disaster plans are modeled on adults. Now, with help from the National Commission on Children and Disasters, a FEMA group will address children's needs as well. Click HERE>>

Compliance Trumps Security on the Grid
As cybercriminals continually hack away at the U.S. electrical grid, energy companies are trying to comply with strict standards that many find unclear and inadequate. Click HERE>>

Software Sheds New Light on Earthquake Risk
Insurers may not have been entirely accurate about where earthquakes are a threat. An upgrade of modeling software points to L.A. as more at risk than previously thought. Click HERE>>

DHS Loses Yet Another Cyber Expert
The federal government has committed to giving cybersecurity top priority to protect the wired nation. So why does it keep losing critical staff? Click HERE>>

'Unusual' Spill Raises Questions About Acceptable Levels
A steam release at the Exelon nuclear power plant contained tritium, a known carcinogen. This and previous leaks raise questions about legally acceptable limits. Click HERE>>

Call 911 on a Land Line
A fatal mattress fire that killed a mother and son might have been stopped in time, if any of the dozen 911 callers had used a land line instead of a cell phone. Click HERE>>

 WHAT'S NEW? Let us know about your upcoming events.

PBX Parachute is a disaster recovery/business continuity communications solution that can include automatic failover for your primary phone system, ACD queues, follow-me calling, audio conference bridge, and employee emergency hotline. Click HERE>>

BELFOR provides disaster recovery services including total reconstruction, electronics & contents reconstruction and vital record recovery to mitigate loss and restore assets. BELFOR has full- service hubs in 27 countries and over 60 U.S. locations. Click HERE>>

Corporate Security, BC & Crisis Management: Strategies to Limit and Protect Core Assets. Oct. 14-15, NYC. This conference will provide best practice and benchmarked components for comprehensive organizational preparedness and crisis leadership. Click HERE>>

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Looking for a product or service? You have come to the right place! Click on the products of interest and link directly to hundreds of suppliers featured in the Online GUIDE.

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

The Internal Auditor's Role and its Increasing Importance in BC Initiatives
Avalution Consulting, specializing in BC strategy design, development, implementation and long-term solution maintenance, announced recently that registration is now open for their third quarter webinar, "Business Continuity & The Internal Auditor: What's Changed, What You Need To Know & How It Affects You." This 60-minute webinar will discuss the role of the Internal Auditor and its increasing importance regarding business continuity initiatives. Click HERE>>

APCO Hosts 75th Annual Conference and Expo in Las Vegas
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International Annual Conference presents some of the industry's best educational and product offerings. Attendees will learn new skills from 90+ educational sessions, explore new products and services from 350+ companies, and connect with over 5,000 other public safety communications officials. Hear from prominent and inspirational Keynote and Supersession speakers. Click HERE>>

Campus Fire, Safety, Security and Risk Management Conference
Columbus, OH - March 7-9, 2010 - Last month, the Center for Campus Fire Safety postponed its Campus Fire Forum '09, but has looked for alternatives for those interested in campus fire safety. This is just such an opportunity. The conference has an all inclusive, multidisciplinary nature. Past workshops have included: student suicide; fire alarm upgrades for residence halls; public AEDs and risk management for large events among many others. Click HERE>>

Based on the philosophy of "working together", the weekly Continuity e-GUIDE provides a concise seven-day snapshot of the business continuity and emergency management industry from around the world right down to the local level.

We are now receiving subscriptions for the 2009/2010 DISASTER RESOURCE GUIDE (14th annual Edition), which will be distributed through early 2010. Visit the Online GUIDE to sign up for a free copy. You can sign up today. Click HERE>>