Business Preparedness 

Business Resources

Train your employees:

  • If a major disaster occurred today, would your employees know what to do?
  • Do you have a system to alert everyone to evacuate, shelter in place, and lock down the building?
  • Do you have someone designated as the "lead" during an emergency?
  • Are your employees aware of who can speak on behalf of the business after a disaster?
  • Are they familiar with their responsibilities for building and information security?
  • Are they expected to show up for work following a disaster?


  • Ready Rating, free from the American Red Cross, is a program that helps businesses, schools, and organizations become prepared for disasters and other emergencies. All in one place, Ready Rating members have access to one-of-a-kind tools, resources, and information for evaluating and improving their ability to withstand disaster, maintain operations, and protect lives and property. Whether you are taking your first steps or have a fully functioning emergency management program, the Ready Rating program can help you achieve a higher level of preparedness.
  • Ready Business, free from, has a wealth of resources to assist businesses in developing a preparedness program by providing tools to create a plan that addresses the impact of multiple hazards.
  • Business Continuity Planning Suite, free from, has training and software for any business to create, improve, or update its business continuity plan.