Metro Center seminar to help organizations plan for catastrophic events
SUNY Oswego’s Metro Center will offer a seminar Sept. 15 called Averting Disaster to help organizations prepare for catastrophic events, including natural disasters and terror.
The session in continuity of operations planning (COOP) will run 9 a.m. to noon at the Metro Center in the Atrium on Clinton Square in downtown Syracuse. Registration begins at 8:30.
Trainer Alfred Piombino will incorporate a discussion-based exercise to engage participants in hands-on learning designed to lay the foundation for writing an effective COOP plan.
Catastrophic-events planning, supported by FEMA’s National Response Framework, ensures an organization’s essential functions, programs, services, systems and personnel continue to function after a natural disaster or terrorist attack.
Among the subjects for the seminar:
* Understanding emergency situations that necessitate COOP planning.
* Identifying an organization’s essential functions and their supporting critical processes and services.
* Defining key personnel and roles, and how to coordinate with the national Incident Command System.
* Identifying and inventorying vital records, systems, equipment and supplies.
* Identifying alternate operations sites, communications methods and more.
Pre-registration is available online or by calling 399-4100. The cost is $199. For more information, visit http://www.oswego.edu/avert.
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(Posted: Aug 12, 2010)