A template for the development of a COOP plan can be found at wwwreadygov

A template for the development of a coop plan can be

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A template for the development of a COOP plan can be found at ( ). Prepare and Train Your Employees and Volunteers Your employees and volunteers play a key role in the preparedness of your organization. A disaster that impacts your organization will also impact employees and volunteers. In some cases, they may be at your location when the disaster occurs. In other cases, the emergency event may impact the entire community, which means that employee and volunteer homes and families are also impacted. Training is essential to ensure that everyone knows what to do when there is an emergency, or disruption of operations. Everyone needs training to become familiar with protective actions for life safety (e.g., evacuation, shelter, shelter-in-place and lockdown). Review protective actions for life safety and conduct evacuation drills (“fire drills”) as required by local regulations. Sheltering and lockdown drills should also be conducted. Employees and volunteers should receive training to become familiar with safety, building security, information security and other loss prevention programs.
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Page 14 of 31 Develop a basic training plan that considers who will be trained, who will do the training, what training activities will be used, when and where each session will take place, and how the session will be evaluated and documented. General training for all employees and volunteers should address: Individual roles and responsibilities; Information about threats, hazards and protective actions; Notification, warning and communications procedures; Means for locating family members in an emergency; Emergency response procedures; Evacuation, shelter and accountability procedures; Location and use of common emergency equipment; and Emergency shutdown procedures. Communicate regularly with employees, volunteers and clients before, during, and after an emergency. Use newsletters, staff meeting and other internal communication tools to communicate emergency plans and procedures. Use informal communication, such as short staff briefings or coffee break discussions, to teach employees and volunteers about the plan and protective actions. Consider providing training annually, as new employees are hired, or as new equipment is acquired. If you update your plans on an annual basis, ensure that training is provided on any changes to the plan. In order for an employee to be ready to respond to an emergency impacting your organization, they need know that their families are safe and taken care of. Therefore, promoting a culture of personal and family emergency planning and preparedness benefits the whole organization. Encourage your employees to develop a family emergency plan and to develop emergency kits for their home. The reality of an emergency situation is that your employees and volunteers and their families will likely not have access to everyday conveniences. To plan in
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