eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - September 16th, 2009

It's National Preparedness Month and the first item on FEMA's to-do list is GET A KIT. has great deals on kits for the car, office and home.

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Pandemic-Related School Closure Policy for Colleges and Universities. In explaining considerations for potential closure of colleges and universities Steve Dalbey offers valuable insight as to the nature of an influenza pandemic that can be helpful in your planning. Click HERE>>
Pandemic Preparedness: Emergency Communications and Response Planning

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Could Sprawl Trump Preparedness?
If another Hugo hit, South Carolina would be more prepared than it was in '89. But the number of people along the coast has grown, putting thousands more at risk. Click HERE>>

Air France Lessons in Crisis Communication
What the airline might have done to avert the disaster after the disaster - the post-crash PR fallout. Click HERE>>

Keep Big Virus Out of Small Business
As swine flu continues to creep across the nation, the government wants small businesses to help slow the spread. Click HERE>>

Alerts Could Change Color
How to handle emergencies is never black and white. The feds are expected to streamline their color-coded alerts and formalize how they prioritize terror threats. Click HERE>>

Cybercrime's Way In
Failure to fix software bugs opens door wide to hackers. Click HERE>>

Missouri Prepares for its Own Katrina
The New Madrid Fault could cause a catastrophic earthquake in Missouri. The State's Emergency Management Agency wants to face the possibility head-on. Click HERE>>

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AOK Rescue Chair
The safest and easiest way to transport a person down or up a flight of stairs in a high-rise building! The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled employees. 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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Xand and SecureAgent Partner to Provide Mission Critical Data Center Solutions
In today's rapidly changing business environment, moving critical data off-site and ensuring its security is a continual challenge. In an effort to address that challenge SecureAgent Software and Xand have announced a joint business service offering, which will provide a turn-key data backup and disaster recovery solution for mid range, mainframe and open system users while offering strategic advances in the approach to data management. Click HERE>>

NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Keeps Cool During L.A. Station Fire with Everbridge
Los Angeles, CA - Everbridge, a provider of incident notification systems, recently announced that NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) used the Everbridge AwareTM emergency notification system to maintain emergency communications with its 7,200 employees, contractors and affiliates during the destructive Station Fire that charred the Angeles National Forest. Click HERE>>

SAFER Systems Extends Reach for its Chemical EM Solutions into the Middle East
Camarillo, CA - SAFER Systems, a provider of chemical emergency management solutions, has signed their first Middle East-based sales agent, Integrated Environmental Services, Co. (IESC). Located in Kuwait, IESC will be responsible for implementing sales actions designed to grow SAFER Systems business in the region. This relationship furthers SAFER Systems' commitment to providing chemical EM solutions to the global marketplace. Click HERE>>

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