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Business tips and tools help speed disaster recovery

A disaster such as a fire or earthquake can disrupt your business without warning, sometimes at great cost. Being prepared can help you restore operations faster and limit your losses.

You’ll find the basics outlined in our four-minute video, “Emergency Preparedness for Businesses,” at Steps you should take include: developing a written plan; training staff; practicing emergency procedures; stocking emergency supplies; maintaining defensible space; backing up and storing information securely off site; and periodically testing equipment, such as electric generators and smoke detectors.

Visit for tools you can use to develop or improve a disaster preparedness program for your business. You’ll find an automated disaster recovery plan tool in the business continuity planning software, and a series of business continuity training videos.