BRPW February 2017 Meeting

Date:  February 14, 2017

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Location:  This is a remote meeting to be attended via electronic conferencing.

Topic

An overview of developing a public private partnership with FEMA: before during and after an incident.

Presenter: Kimberly Phillips is the Stakeholder Relations Specialist for FEMA Region V.  She is responsible for private sector engagement for the region.  She cultivates public-private collaboration and networking in support of the various roles the private sector plays in emergency management that include: impacted organizations, response resources, business continuity and preparedness. She has been with FEMA for 6 years and has deployed to various disasters including hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding.

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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Consultant Opening

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Consultant – WPS is looking for a Consultant with experience in Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) including conducting business impact analyses and risk assessments, developing continuity and recovery plans, implementing technical solutions, and conducting tests and exercises. The resource would help develop BC and DR programs to ensure WPS can effectively respond to a disaster so that the critical business functions can be resumed within a defined timeframe, the amount of loss can be minimized, and any impacted facilities can be repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. Click here for more information.

DHS and FEMA Information

FEMA and its partners released the updated National Planning Frameworks for each mission area: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery. The National Planning Frameworks, which are part of the National Preparedness System, set the strategy and doctrine for building, sustaining, and delivering the core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal of building a secure and resilient nation. For more information please refer to FEMA National Planning Frameworks.

The Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) has created a centralized web page called Hometown Security, to make it easier and more efficient for the public to find free useful community tools and resources about security protective measures. The Hometown Security page includes existing incident-preparedness tools as well as new resources including the attached fact sheet to help direct small and mid-sized business to free tools and resources. For more information please refer to DHS Hometown Security.