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 the support needed to be prepared and resilient:
Bottom line: Emergencies can have disastrous consequences on organizations.
There are three steps to partnership:
Nothing! It is completely free to be a partner.
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 to 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 us if you are interested in learning more.