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For Businesses: Planning Tools


Step 5: Know How to Respond

PLANNING TO STAY OR GO
Knowing how and when to evacuate the workplace or shelter in place a key part of your emergency plan. An informed decision to evacuate or shelter in place can minimize, if not prevent, injuries to employees.

Learn how to make an emergency action plan from FDNY
Learn more about how to make a shelter in place plan

EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT &  GO BAG
When preparing for emergency situations, it’s best to think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air, and warmth. Talk to your co-workers about what emergency supplies the company can feasibly provide, if any, and which ones individuals should consider keeping on hand.

Learn what items to include in a Go Bag
Learn what items to include in an Emergency Supply Kit

COORDINATE WITH OTHERS
Meet with other businesses in your building or industrial complex. Plan to conduct evacuation drills and other emergency exercises together. Talk with first responders, emergency managers, community organizations and utility providers. Plan with your suppliers, shippers, and others you regularly do business with.

EMERGENCY RESOURCES
New York City provides a number of emergency support services for residents. These services are spread throughout the five boroughs.

Locate the emergency services closest to your home or business

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Ready New York for Business
Ready New York for Business contains practical and actionable advice to help businesses protect their employees and enhance a company's ability to recover from financial loss resulting from business interruption or damage to facilities and inventory.
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