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Business Recovery Planning Jacob M.G. MartinezGrand Canyon UniversityEMM-450Professor Michael Peck June 27th, 20211
Business Recovery Planning In a business or corporation, planning is not just one person or a group that the business has to think about, but the entirety of the community and the functionality of the community. Continuity plans are ways for businesses to reestablished functionality and to make sure transactions are able to continue during and after disaster (McEntire, 2015). There are a plethora of mitigation planning, education, training, communication, and documentation that goes into any sort of planning. Especially for an ambulance company with first responders like emergency medical technicians (EMT) and paramedics that provides emergency medical services to the community on a daily basics. As an ambulance company, their job in the emergency medical field is to respond, protect, serve, and render aid in any way needed by the community. When planning or preparing a business continuity plan, ambulance services are depended on more than other business in the community for preparation and response to a disaster or emergency situation due to the capabilities and necessities the ambulance service can provide. Most health care responders have duties and responsibilities in large scale public health emergencies like natural disasters or emergency situations that have a vast demand for medical care and resources which are critical providers and have a high likely hood of being overwhelmed (Hodge, Weidennaar, Orenstein, & Barraza, n.d.). This is why it is imperative for ambulance companies to have a well planned out business continuity plan to continue to provide emergency services before, during, and after a disaster or emergency situation. Throughout this document it will articulate an ambulance company’s legal obligation for disaster preparedness, a business recovery plan, the business returning to normalcy after disaster, and federal, state, and local resources that can help the companies recovery. Legal Obligation2
For an ambulance service, the legal obligations are different from a normal business because of the services the business provides and can provide in the case of a natural disaster or an emergency situation. As an ambulance company the legal obligation falls under the Duty to Act. Which is a legal requirement stated by courts for EMS providers to prevent harm by responding to calls in a timely and safe manner, perform a comprehensive assessment of patients and the situation, appropriately treat the patient, and provide safe transport to the nearest facility (Givot, 2020). The Duty to Act applies for natural disasters and emergency situations as well which has a plethora of people that need medical assistance and transportation. The National Association of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Physicians state that EMS needs to have a strong and resilient part in disaster management with response, preparedness, and recovery

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