Training Resources
Business Continuity
ICS Courses


Coming soon a series of webinars for PSEMA members on a variety of topics including overview of PSEMA collaboration tools, building a simple business continuity plan, supply chain partners (how prepared are they), and weather resources available to assist businesses in preparing for disasters.

Business Continuity

Business continuity is the proactive measures a company or organization takes to avoid loss due to major events that might negatively affect their business. Business continuity management should include developing detailed emergency preparedness and loss mitigation plans, compiling a contact list of important vendors and suppliers that support critical functions for your business, reaching out to those identified vendors and determining the status of their own emergency response and recovery planning, investigating alternatives for exposed or vulnerable supply chain providers if necessary, communicating with your employees about their own personal emergency preparedness plans for their households in the event of a disaster, and establishing a communication plan for how your company will stay in contact with employees in the event of an emergency.

PSEMA has identified valuable government and private sector resources to help your business in preparing and/or reviewing your business continuity plan. We continually review new sources of information and useful tools for our members, so check back for posting of additional credible resources and training opportunities.

Business Continuity Planning Checklist by the Institute for Business & Home Safety
Business Continuity Planning Tool OFB-EZ by the Institute for Business & Home Safety
FEMA Business Continuity Plan
FEMA Business Continuity Resource requirements
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Small Business Continuity Plan
IRS Planning for Business Continuity after a Disaster
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Small Business Disaster Preparedness Quick Guide

Training Resources

PSEMA is working with our partners to identify a series of virtual training opportunities for our members. Additional information will be coming soon.

ICS Courses

FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute offers self-paced courses designed for individuals with emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify. More information on the program can be found here https://training.fema.gov/is/info.aspx.

FEMA Emergency Management Institute Independent Study IS-26: Guide to Points of Distribution
FEMA Emergency Management Institute Independent Study IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
FEMA Emergency Management Institute Independent Study IS-111: Livestock in Disasters
FEMA Emergency Management Institute Independent Study IS-660: Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships
FEMA Emergency Management Institute Independent Study IS-906: Workplace Security Awareness
FEMA Emergency Management Institute Independent Study IS-907: Active Shooter What You can Do
Restore Your Economy Leadership in Times of Crisis: A Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency