Administration and Logistics
Actions taken before an emergency, such as maintaining and securing accurate records, will ensure a more efficient response and recovery. For example, your insurance carrier may require certain documents that may prove to be invaluable in the case of legal action after an incident.
In terms of Administration Actions, put your Emergency Plan in writing, maintain training records, document testing dates and exercises, maintain incidents reports, record injuries and follow-ups, maintain news releases, document calls and requests from media and maintain a listing of emergency telephone numbers.
In terms of Logistics, stockpile supplies, arrange for an alternate facility/headquarters and/or shelter and storage space, establish mutual aid agreements, arrange for backup power and communications, provide maps to emergency responders like fire and police departments and arrange for medical support, food and transportation.