Established in 2011, Partners in Preparedness is a nationally recognized program that supports organizations in preparing their employees, services, and facilities for emergencies.
Partners come from all industries — including arts and entertainment; education; business, banking and finance; faith-based; health care; hospitality and service; community, nonprofits and government — and enjoy a range of benefits. This includes access to many resources and support they need to be prepared and resilient:
Bottom line: Emergencies can have disastrous consequences on organizations.
There are four steps to partnership:
Nothing! It is completely free to be a partner.
Yes, we require yearly renewal from our members. Preparedness is not a one-time event; it's a continual process. Organizations remain partners for one year, starting after they have completed the preparedness activities and have submitted the completion survey. For example, if an organization completes the preparedness activities in March, they will remain an active partner through March of the following year. Partners are encouraged to renew their membership each year.
Partners receive the Partners in Preparedness seal, which can be displayed on an organization's intranet, website or printed materials to show its commitment to preparedness. Note: the seal does not represent approval of business continuity plans; however, it does demonstrate the commitment to preparedness.
While it may not be possible to send messages all employees, posting information on your organization's intranet, newsletter, or internal notice boards are all great alternatives. Visit the Preparedness Activity Guide page for additional tips.
Yes! NYC Emergency Management engages with the private and nonprofit sectors to coordinate assets and resources during an emergency. NYC Emergency Management also works with umbrella organizations from a variety of industries who sit with us in the Emergency Operations Center during disasters, and help with information sharing and situational awareness. Please contact the program if you are interested in learning more.