FEMA updates continuity resource kit

  • 11 Oct 2018
  • Erika

The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) has updated its continuity resource toolkit with new continuity brochures.  As we all know having a good resource toolkit is key to building our necessary arsenal for the many disasters, business disruptions, and crises that we battle on a daily basis.  

FEMA’s mission statement is “Helping people before, during, and after disasters”.  In support of their mission and our continuing to work toward resilience, they continuously look for ways to help not just federal and local communities but non-federal communities as well.

The new brochures cover subjects for both federal and non-federal continuity partner and continuity professionals. While some of the brochures are updates to brochures published in 2014, others are new in reflection to the evolution of continuity and its current state.

The brochures can be found on the FEMA website here.

The brochure titles include the following:

  • Whole Community Continuity 
  • Federal Continuity 
  • Telework: An Essential Component of Continuity Planning 
  • Continuity Webinar Series 
  • Continuity Essential Records Management 
  • Continuity Planning for Pandemics and Widespread Infectious Diseases 
  • Continuity Excellence Series - Master Continuity Practitioner Program Level I 
  • Continuity Excellence Series - Master Continuity Practitioner Program Level II 

According to FEMA "These brochures along with the suite of other FEMA continuity - related tools, templates and resources will ensure that critical segments of the whole community can enhance continuity planning, operation, and capabilities, Development and maintenance of continuity capabilities help build and sustain a more resilient nation that is equipped to sustain essential functions and core capabilities and still deliver critical services under all conditions."

“Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival.  The goal of resilience is to thrive.” ~Jamais Cascio

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Erika Briggs

BC Program Manager

Leads the corporate business continuity management program for the critical business processes, crisis management, and crisis communication. Has been a member of the Business Continuity Institute since 2013. Upgraded membership to MBCI in 2016. Certified as a Lead Implementer for ISO 22301.