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ASIS Disaster Preparation Guide

ASIS International

DISASTER PREPARATION GUIDE

ASIS International (ASIS) is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 33,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broadsecurity interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities, and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s number one magazine — SecurityManagement — ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.

© 2003 by ASIS International Printed in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

ASIS has prepared this publication to assist its members and others engaged in disaster planning. To order additional copies of this guide, contact ASIS at 703-519-6200.

ASIS INTERNATIONAL DISASTER PREPARATION GUIDEToday’s world, awash with continuous terrorist threats and the buzz of imminent war, requires people to have steely nerves, resolve, and most importantly, foresight. One of the best ways to help ease fear and protect the country’s most important asset—its citizens—is for businesses, families, and individuals to be prepared for an attack of any kind. With that in mind, ASIS International (ASIS) andits 33,000 members are working hard to secure our Nation. This Disaster Preparation Guide was created with your business and its employees in mind. Human resource managers will find it helpful as an employee handout, and management will find the training and testing information invaluable as a starting point to securing company facilities and the employees inside. Much of the guidance within istaken from the Emergency Planning Handbook, Second Edition, published by ASIS International in February 2003, and edited by the ASIS International Disaster Management Council. Other information comes from the American Red Cross and the Department of Homeland Security. With a little planning and a lot of common sense, we can all be better prepared to face the unknown.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PageTraining and Testing for an Emergency .................................. 1 Major Planning Considerations Checklist .............................. 7 Suggestions to Consider .......................................................... 25 Specific Terrorist Threats .......................................................... 29 Personal Workplace Disaster Supplies Kit ............................... 33

v TRAINING AND TESTING FOR AN EMERGENCY

The key to success of any emergency plan is training and testing. A plan cannot be expected to work properly unless it has been tested before its actual implementation during an emergency. Practicing emergency response helps assure that the response can proceed predictably in an actual emergency. By exercising the plan, problems or weaknesses in theplan and procedures can be identified, stimulating appropriate changes to the plan. The relationship of planning to training and testing is depicted below.

Pre-Planning

Plan

Test Planing

Table Top Summary

Preparedness Audits

Modify Plan/ Incorporate Changes

Testing/ Exercises

Testing/ Exercises

Modify Plan/ Incorporate Changes

Plan Maintenance/ Update

Actual EventTRAINING IN THE PLANNING PROCESS

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Training, tests, and exercises serve several purposes. They allow management to use and assess plans and procedures to determine whether they are actually feasible and will work under actual conditions; they assess and measure the degree to which personnel understand their emergency response functions and duties; they...
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