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Learn about the roles of state and tribal authorities in emergency preparedness, response and recovery.
Understand emergency management responsibilities in each phase of the emergency management cycle.
Describe the value of developing partnerships with community organizations and businesses.
This assignment should take about 3 hours to complete.
The purpose of this assignment is to learn about business continuity of operations in the recovery process after a major disaster. Businesses play a key role in responding to and recovering from disasters. Continuity of operations focuses on putting businesses “back in business” as soon after a disaster as is practical. As the world’s largest retail pharmaceutical company, Walgreens is frequently involved in responding to disasters, restoring their business operations and supporting recovery activities. Also view Walmart’s video of business continuity actions and discuss common themes between Walmart and Walgreens.
Write short answers (100 to 200 words) to the following questions: Use the correct APA Style in-text citation format to reference sources.
What strategies are used by Walgreens/Walmart to address COOP?
Why should businesses have continuity of operations plans?
How can private companies help communities during the recovery process?
Federal Emergency Management Agency (2012). Business Continuity Plan. Retrieved from http://www.ready.gov/business/implementation/continuity
Thompson, A.P., Hurricane Sandy Walgreens Lessons Learned, Walgreens, June 11, 2013. Retrievedfromhttp://www.floridadisaster.org/publicprivatesector/2013ppsummit/documents/presentations/4%20Sandy%20Lessons%20Learned%20-%20Walgreens.pdf
Walgreens, Business Continuity Disclosure Statement: Business Continuity Management at Walgreens. Retrievedfromhttp://files.shareholder.com/downloads/WAG/0x0x756196/8357B513-0131-475C-BCD1-18648D2BA103/Walgreens_BCM_Disclosure_Statement.pdf
Walmart Deploys to Hurricane Isaac. Retrieved from http://news.walmart.com/media-library/youtube/walmart-deploys-to-hurricane-isaac-81qzpnggl70
This assignment addresses Learning Outcome 4. Students will be able to analyze disaster-related issues and problems and demonstrate knowledge of resources, response and recovery capabilities, and mitigation measures appropriate for addressing disasters.
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