Family Disaster Plan
A Family Disaster Plan is a document that outlines how you will prepare your family to face an emergency situation. Please click on the link below to download the Family Preparedness Plan courtesy of MCEMA/FEMA and the Red Cross.
Special Needs Personal Disaster Plan
A Special Needs Personal Disaster Plan is a document that outlines critical elements in caring for a Special Needs person in an emergency situation. Please click on the link below to download the FEMA/American Red Cross Special Needs Preparedness Plan.
Business Disaster Plan
A Business Disaster Plan is a document that assists business and industry in planning for disaster including the safety of employees and protection of corporate assets.
Please click on the link below to download the FEMA/NEMA/IAEM/NFPA 1600 Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Program. This most widely referenced Business Plan Emergency Management guideline in the U.S. is designed to be a description of the basic criteria for a comprehensive program that addresses disaster recovery, emergency management, and business continuity.
http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files/pdf/nfpa1600.pdf - Complementary edition (2004)
The 2007 version is available for purchase at http://www.nfpa.org/aboutthecodes/AboutTheCodes.asp?DocNum=1600 for $33.50.
The next revision is due in 2009.
School Disaster Plan
All school districts, colleges and Universities have Disaster plans specific to their District. However, after Katrina in 2005 (and even more recently, the tornado outbreak across AL in March 2007), schools are reassessing their preparedness.
After Katrina, The Mobile County Public School System, The University of South Alabama College of Education, Mobile Mental Health, The Child Advocacy Center and The Helping Families Initiative pulled together an excellent PowerPoint presentation that can help all educational facilities enhance existing Disaster Plans. Cut and paste the link below to access this presentation:
Others who should have disaster plans
- Apartment Complexes
- Day Care/Pre-School
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
Check with these organizations to see if they have a plan in place and request to review the plan. If a plan is not in place, templates are available through FEMA, The American Red Cross, and the healthcare accrediting agencies.