Blog entry which highlights a series of Twitter entries on the NFPA 1600 emergency management and business continuity program.
I use Twitter daily to share emergency management ( bit.ly/QH2X5 ) and business continuity (http://bit.ly/15u4y3 ) tips ( http://twitter.com/memci ). I have also found Twitter to be a good source of information as more emergency management professionals and programs use social media (http://bit.ly/14v0Q ) to raise awareness about their programs.
I find emergency management standards to be of significant value for developing new programs and for evaluating existing programs. Because of this I have decided to issue a series of "tweets" on Twitter to raise awareness about these standards and the benefits of using them . As a member of the Canadian Standards Asociation Technical Committee that wrote the CSA Z1600 standard for emergency management and business continuity programs ( http://bit.ly/12rYRk ) I highly recommend it, but for the purpose of this project I will be using the NFPA 1600 standard ( http://bit.ly/BriV8 ). I have chosen NFPA 1600 because it is available as a free download and I felt folks on Twitter may be more inclined to act on a recommendation involving a free download to begin thinking about their needs for a program.
I hope you find the "tweets" of value and I encourage you to begin evaluating the benefits of developing an emergency management and business continuity program for your business or organization. Small business and organizations need a program, as much if not more, than large organizations because they are more vulnerable and less likely to survive a serious incident. I encourage you to download and read the NFPA 1600 standard. If you require assistance please contact me. A little remote assistance may be all you need to start developing a basic program. (http://memci.ca )