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Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey coast on Monday, October 29, and here in that state we are still in the recovery stage. While there are certainly many facets to an effective emergency preparedness plan, one glaring aspect is how dependence on “the grid” for power is an increasingly risky endeavor.

Power Struggle: Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Power Struggle: Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey coast on Monday, October 29, and here in that state we are still in the recovery stage. While there are certainly many facets to an effective emergency preparedness plan, one glaring aspect is how dependence on “the grid” for power is an increasingly risky endeavor.

October 18: Are You Ready To ShakeOut?

Great ShakeOut earthquake drills help people in homes, schools, and organizations improve preparedness and practice how to be safe during earthquakes.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: CoreFirst Retrofit System by CoreFirst LLC

CoreFirst LLC has introduced a proprietary seismic upgrade retrofit system. Modular, steel constructed, “cartridge” style safe zones are installed into existing buildings to upgrade the ability of these structures to withstand a seismic event.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Wheelock Series EH Speakers by Cooper Notification

For mass notification, these items produce high fidelity sound output in a low profile design.

Reducing Wildfire Risk

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) provides advice for those managing small and mid-sized facilities in areas vulnerable to wildfire.

Introducing BOMA’s New Reference Resources

BOMA International has two new publications now available in the BOMA store.

Are Your Occupants Worried About Fire?

A survey by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers found two other facility issues of more importance.

Lights Out (And Back On) At Candlestick Park In San Francisco

A nationally televised football game was put on hold twice as facilities staff worked to identify the cause of a stadium wide power outage.

Shoring Up Elevators Before A Storm

Schindler Elevator offers the following tips to consider when preparing for weather related events.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Flood Barrier Shield By Zero International

This product is engineered to provide a watertight barrier that protects and prevents water ingress though doors and windows.

Emergency Preparedness: Facility Professionals See Room for Improvement

In spite of obstacles, fms largely report making progress in emergency preparedness and business continuity planning since 2001, while also noting there is more work to be done.

Commitment To Emergency Preparedness Still Strong

As the 10-year anniversary approaches, commercial real estate and facilities management professionals are still reinforcing the resulting changes and integrating new best practices to keep their buildings and occupants safe.

Keeping An Eye On Hurricane Irene

This guest post comes from Bill Begal is a straightforward directive to all facilities management professionals who may have to deal with the aftermath of the storm that's about to strike.

Bouncing Back From A Major Catastrophe

The disaster plans of many international organizations and businesses have been put to the test by recent world events and some were found lacking, according to risk management experts.

CONTINUING COVERAGE: Japan Earthquake Relief

Despite the deployment of 100,000 Japanese troops and more than 500 foreign rescue specialists, the relief operation is being hampered by the damage done to the country's transport infrastructure, with roads, rail, ports and power lines crippled across much of the disaster region.

BREAKING NEWS: Codes Impact Facility Tsunami Preparation and Recovery

Triggered by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake, the tsunami in Japan that struck a 1,300 mile stretch of the country's eastern coast on Friday (2:46pm...

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Gemini Twin Pack Genset By Generac

This compact standby power generator produces 1,000 kilowatts (kW) and is suitable for a variety of facility types.

Fire Prevention Week Is Underway

President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation in 1920.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Photoluminescent Technology, Leading Occupants To Safety

This article is provided by Robert E. McLean, CAE, executive director of the Photoluminescent Safety Association (PSA).

Hurricane Season Is Here

The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers tips to protect a building from the damaging effects of a hurricane.

American Red Cross Volunteer Program Gains Corporate Member

The American Red Cross and W.W. Grainger, Inc. recently welcomed Cisco as the newest participant in the “Ready When the Time Comes” corporate volunteer program.

2010 Edition Of NFPA 1600 Released

The National Fire Protection Association has revised and reorganized its standard, which addresses disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Seismic Assessment From VFA, Inc.

This service helps organizations identify their risk of damage from earthquake activity using an industry-accepted methodology.

FM Issue: Manage The Challenge

Two experts from the Disaster Emergency Response Association (DERA) address the keys to maintaining effective emergency preparedness and continuity plans.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: SkyGuard From WeatherData Services

This service alerts facilities about potentially damaging weather events ahead of time.

IFMA's Pandemic i-Session Available On Demand

This i-session helps fms prepare for current and future pandemics by focusing on challenges and priorities. Case studies from the current swine flu pandemic will be used to assist participants with establishing response plans.

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