News Releases > Preparedness is everyone's business
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 28, 2009). – Having a plan in place can improve the likelihood that a company will survive and recover more quickly from a major emergency or disaster.
Large and small employers can learn how to do that planning at a free Business Preparedness Summit on Sept. 30 at the Public Safety Academy of Northeast Indiana. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the event will end at approximately 3 p.m.
“Preparedness is everyone’s business,” says Mindy Waldron, Administrator of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, one of the event’s organizers. “The goal of this summit will be to give employers the tools and knowledge they need to put together an all-hazards plan that can minimize the impact a disaster might have on their employees and their operations.”
The event’s other sponsors include the Metropolitan Medical Response System, the Allen County Medical Reserve Corps, the Allen County Community Emergency Response Team, and the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce.
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters will offer opening remarks. Ted Kwiatkowski of AEP will give the keynote address.
A series of breakout sessions will cover preparedness and continuity of operations planning for large and small businesses, followed by closing remarks, and a tour of the Public Safety Academy. Lunch will be provided.
Business Preparedness Summit
9 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Sept. 30, 2009
Public Safety Academy of Northeast Indiana,
7602 Patriot Crossing
Who Should Attend:
Business representatives who want to learn how to better prepare their companies for an emergency.