Essential Functions: Asking the Right Questions Can Help Ensure Organizational Readiness

Essential functions, mission-critical functions, essential business functions. Regardless of what you call them, they are the responsibilities, or tasks, that your organization must complete in order to be considered operational. These can range from HR and general accounting to [...]

Major Disaster Declaration for Alabama Opens Door for Assistance, Reminds All of Need to Have Current Mitigation Plan

For the second time in just a matter of weeks, the State of Alabama has experienced dangerous and destructive tornadoes. Autauga and Wetumpka counties were hit by an EF2 twister in mid-January. And, just last weekend, Lee County was [...]

Essential Elements of a Healthcare Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan

Hospitals and other healthcare organizations are accustomed to dealing with urgent situations. But not all critical events are created equal. Some non-routine emergencies can be significant enough to threaten the entire operation and potentially require a relocation of staff. [...]

BOLDplanning Conducts COOP Workshops for Central Florida Disaster Medical Coalition

The Central Florida Disaster Medical Coalition (CFDMC) continues to support the efforts of area healthcare facilities to not only become more resilient to multiple disasters, but to also meet the new conditions of participation set forth by the Centers [...]

BOLDplanning and State of Oregon Continue to Cultivate Culture of Preparedness

The work to cultivate a strong culture of preparedness inside the State of Oregon continues. Just this week, over 40 participants from various State agencies, as well several local jurisdictions, came together in Salem for Continuity of Operations (COOP) [...]