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May 2014 Critical Infrastructure Workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended the Critical Infrastructure and Business Recovery after a Long-Term Power Outage Workshop on May 15, 2014.   Special thanks go out to all of our speakers and the project assistance received from the planning team:
Disaster Ready Chippewa Valley Board of Directors
Mary Bauer, U.S. Department of Labor-OSHA
Jennifer Laack, Michael Jordan, & Lisa Olson-McDonald, Wisconsin Emergency Management
Chris Straight, West Central WI Regional Planning Commission
Dennis Brown, Chippewa County Emergency Management
Ben Bella, Eau Claire Energy Cooperative.

The feedback from the 60 attendees was very positive. Knowledge of ice storm and power outage risks was gained, plans were discussed, and new partnerships were made.

And over 97% of the evaluations agreed or strongly agreed that DRCV's efforts to promote the disaster preparedness of businesses and organizations in the Chippewa Valley is important.  We appreciate the support!  

Below you will find the agenda and some of the materials from the workshop.   The three most commonly
identified strategies and themes for the day were:

1) Businesses and organizations need to make sure their employees (and their employees' families) are prepared.   If your employees are not prepared, they won't be available to help your business.

2) Your organization's management and leadership needs to be familiar with your emergency and continuity plans.  Better yet, they should champion and be actively involved in plan development, testing, and evaluation.

3) You need to know your key resources and who to call before the event occur.   Communications and partnerships are vital.

And be sure to check out DRCV's business continuity guide and template at our Resource webpage when developing a plan for your own business or organization. Thank you again!
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