For my Emergency Management Pros – have you done your continuity planning yet?
What? You don’t have a backup Emergency Operations Center?!?
Let me help you for free: Sports-type restaurants can easily double as an Emergency Operations Center.
Oh schnikies – he’s right!
Remember on September 11th, FDNY had to move their EOC multiple times because of increased hazards, inaccessibility, and debris?
More planning? Any of the FEMA credentialed Master Continuity Practitioners can help you out…like me.
Likely this could be a good alternate to any Emergency Operations Center right? Large parking lot, ability to provide food, bathrooms, etc….all the stuff we need.
So yes, if you are short on funding, consider identifying a few neighborhood sports restaurants as backup emergency operations centers in your AOR and mutual aid districts/regions.