PSEMA Members have private access to our MemberPress online communication tool for business-to-business collaboration prior to a disaster occurring. Identify partners to coordinate supporting response plans, utilize proven tools to help with business continuity planning, and expand current emergency response initiatives into broader resiliency programs that include recovery and restoration protocols. The PSEMA Portal enables important conversations, preparation, and decision making before the need arises.

Business Preparedness

Businesses that plan and prepare before an emergency event are more likely to reopen once a disaster has happened and immediate response transitions into longer term recovery. Every business faces numerous potential hazards from extreme weather, manmade threats, public health crises, or technological/logistical interruption. Identifying the possible risks to your business and employees is the first step to building a more resilient business.

PSEMA has identified helpful business interruption planning resources available for both government and private sector partners that address hazardous weather events, man-made incidents such as active threats and cybersecurity, and longer-term operational impact requiring climate resilience considerations.

AARP Disaster Resilience Tool Kit
U.S. Department of Agriculture Crop and Livestock Insurance
U.S. Department of Agriculture Livestock Preparedness Fact Sheet
American Red Cross Preparing Your Business for the Unthinkable
American Red Cross Ready Rating Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Small Business
Business Continuity Planning Tool OFB-EZ by the Institute for Business & Home Safety
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Preparedness Guide
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Local Chamber Preparedness Quick Guide
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Small Business Disaster Preparedness Quick Guide
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit Tourism Resilience Index
Earthquake Country 7 Steps to an Earthquake Resilient Business
FEMA Business Continuity Plan
FEMA Business Continuity Resource requirements
FEMA and AARP Guide to Expanding Mitigation Making the Connection to Older Adults
FEMA Ready Business
IRS Preparing for a Disaster
U.S. Small Business Administration Earthquake Preparedness
U.S. Small Business Administration Floods Preparedness
U.S. Small Business Administration Hurricanes Preparedness
U.S. Small Business Administration Tornadoes Preparedness
U.S. Small Business Administration Wildfires Preparedness
U.S. Small Business Administration Winter Weather Preparedness
U.S. Small Business Administration Mitigation Assistance
Small Business Development Centers Disaster Preparedness for Small Business