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Bomb Threats – Proper Response

- March 14, 2018 by Robert Harrington (View all posts by Robert)
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Bomb threats or suspicious items should always be taken seriously. How quickly and effectively you respond could save lives. Every bomb threat is unique and you should collect as much information as possible so law enforcement can best determine the …  Read more …

Workplace Emergency Planning – Emergency Drills

- January 22, 2018 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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The purpose of emergency drills is to teach people how to respond versus react during a stressful time.   It prepares people to respond calmly, quickly and safely. Drills take the chaotic reactions out of stressful situations and replace them with …  Read more …

3 Steps to Protect Yourself from an Active Shooter

- September 27, 2017 by Robert Harrington (View all posts by Robert)
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A business continuity plan, emergency action plan and natural disaster preparedness, are often considered as part of the overall operational risk management plan of a company. Sadly, in today’s environment we should consider the implementation of active shooter program.  This …  Read more …

September is National Preparedness Month

- September 18, 2017 by Stacey DeVries (View all posts by Stacey)
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Natural disasters are front page news, from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on the East Coast to raging wildfires in the West. ICW Group encourages its insureds to be prepared when violent weather breaks. Several other organizations also offer valuable resources …  Read more …

Flood Safety Tips

- September 10, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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As we watch the news and see the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, it serves as a reminder that hurricanes not only bring lots of wind, but rain (and at usually much more than we are prepared for). As …  Read more …

Business Continuity: Is Your Company Prepared?

- September 6, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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When business is disrupted, it usually costs the company money. Lost revenues in addition to extra expenses can quickly result in thousands of dollars in reduced profits. Insurance does not cover all costs and cannot replace everything that can be …  Read more …