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Preparedness Calendar Tool

Adapt the Preparedness Calendar to Your Organization's Specification

  • 21 February 2017
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The activities and recommended frequency can be adapted according to the size and needs of your organization. To add new activities, simply add a row to the table.  Where applicable, hyperlinks to Ready Rating resources that support these activities have been included.  An ‘X’ indicates the recommended frequency for each activity.  If there are significant changes to the business or personnel, any plans should be reviewed at that time.


Activity

Description

Monthly

Quarterly

Bi-annually

Annually

Date(s)

Completed

Assessment and Reporting

Executive Briefing Report

Provide Executive Briefing on preparedness status. Use the Next Steps Report from Ready Rating and all associated activities (meetings, reviews, drills/exercises, and actual incidents) to write your report.


X




Ready Rating Assessment

Complete the Red Cross Ready Rating assessment to measure your current level of preparedness. Document changes and create action items based on the Next Steps Report.


X




Planning

Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

Review of your EAP. Document action items to address improvements and changes.



X



Business Recovery Plan(s)

Review your recovery plans and procedures. Document action items to address improvements and changes.




X


Dependency Lists

Validate dependency lists. Reach out to each dependency to confirm whether or not they have contingency plans; determine if they address your dependency needs; and to ensure they can follow through on commitments they have made.



X



Succession Plans and Back-up of Key Personnel

Review plans. Validate roles and responsibilities. Address any pending staff changes.



X



Exercising and Training

Building Security Review

Review all aspects of building security. Conduct testing and maintenance of alarms, notification systems, and safety equipment.

X





Communication Lists

Validate all contact information in your plans (personnel, vendors/suppliers, community agencies, business partners, etc.).


X




Drills

Conduct evacuation and shelter-in-place drills.



X



Exercises

Conduct exercise(s) to validate your emergency response and business recovery plans. Frequent tabletop exercises that addresses various disruptions or focus on specific parts of plans are very effective for increasing awareness and building experience.


X




Emergency Response Team Training

Coordinate and schedule training. Reassign roles and responsibilities as necessary.




X


Warden Training

Coordinate and schedule training. Reassign roles and responsibilities as necessary.




X


Awareness and Community Engagement

Engagement with First Responders

Get to know your local police, fire department, and first responders. If your organization has any specific concerns in the event of a disaster, use this as an opportunity to discuss them with the appropriate agencies.




X


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