Safer Santa Rosa

Daniel Hahn
4499 Pine Forest Rd
Milton Fl 32583

Questions and comments can be submitted to:
(850) 983-4606
(850) 983-5352
  • Business Continuity
  • Other Business Continuity Information

Santa Rosa is excited to present the EscaRosa Business Continuity Initiative as a venue for businesses in Santa Rosa County to be involved with developing plans and sharing ideas to keep businesses in the county open during and after a disaster.

EscaRosa BCI is an organization that includes all the Chambers of Commerce, and emergency management from Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, the COADs in each county (BRACE and SAFER Santa Rosa), as well as some key businesses and organizations, like: the UWF Small Business Development Center, the Better Business Bureau, and Gulf Power, in the workgroup.
Mission: To develop active partnerships within the Escambia and Santa Rosa County business community for enhancing disaster resiliency and continuity.

Vision: The most sustainable, disaster-resilient business community in America.

The organizational structure of the EscaRosa BCI is such that it allows a free exchange of ideas, centralized planning, and cooperation before, during, and after disasters.
The Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COADs) BRACE (Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies) and SAFER (Support Alliance For Emergency Readiness) have committees that are dedicated to preparedness and business continuity. They are also chamber members or have the chambers as members, making them great collaborative leads for each county.

The state of Florida has an Emergency Support Function (ESF) 18 dedicated to business and industry. When the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated for a disaster or emergency each county in the BCI also has an ESF 18 desk. During disasters, with the BCI relationships established, it will be easier to share information about resources between counties, thus allowing local money to stay local, versus having to request aid from out of the region.

One of the EscaRosa BCI initiatives is the re-launch of the highly successful Business Emergency Response Toolkit (BERT) bag. In 2008 Santa Rosa County emergency management and a group of sponsors developed and distributed over 2000 BERT bags throughout Santa Rosa County. These bags carried Business Continuity information from FEMA and DHS, as well as some locally developed material. BERT bags were distributed free of charge through the chambers to any business that wanted one, regardless of membership status. Those who received a BERT bag were asked to register their bag through the emergency management webpage and answer a few questions. In return, they received an email with the telephone numbers to the ESF 18 desk.

We welcome your input and ideas on what initatives the EscaRosa BCI can pursue to help make our community the most resilient community in America!

We invite you to visit EscaRosa Business Continuity Workgroup members' web pages.
Better Business Bureau Gulf Power Perdido Key Area Chamber
BRACE Navarre Beach Area Chamber SAFER Santa Rosa
Escambia Emergency Management Pace Area Chamber Santa Rosa County Chamber
Greater Pensacola Chamber Workforce Esacarosa Santa Rosa County Emergency Management
Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Pensacola Beach Chamber Small Business Development Center

Business Continunity Documents
- 3 year anti-gang strategy - Best Practices for Business Continuity - 2013 Disaster Prepardness Summit
- Business Continuity Planning Suite - Business Continuity Template
- Computer Equipment & Software - Continuity of Operations Awareness
- Cost - Crisis Communications
- Critical Business Functions - Critical Phone number list
- Critical Supplies - Disaster Recovery Plan Template
- Disaster Response Checklist - Dynamic Partnerships & Resilency Strategies for Business Continuity - 2013 Disaster Prepardness Summit
- Generally Accepted Practices For Business Continuity Practitioners - Insurance Form
- Open for Business - Pandemic planning for businesses
- PC Inventory - Private sector resource list
- R3 Flu Pandemic - Role of Business in Disasters
- Sample Plan - SECTOR BANK/ATM
- SECTOR ICE/GROCERY - Severe weather preparedness and resiliency
- Severe weather preparedness and resiliency - The Role of Business in Disaster Response Report
- TRIP WIRE Dive Boat shops - TRIP WIRE Electronic Stores
- TRIP WIRE financial institutions - TRIP WIRE Financial Services
- TRIP WIRE Home Improvement stores - TRIPWIRE Bulk fuel distributers
- TRIPWIRE Construction sites - TRIPWIRE Farm supply stores
- TRIPWIRE Hobby shops - TRIPWIRE Hotels and Motels
- TRIPWIRE Internet Cafes - TRIPWIRE Large Retail stores
- TRIPWIRE Malls and entertainment centers - TRIPWIRE Martial Arts and paintball
- TRIPWIRE Mass transportation - TRIPWIRE Military Surplus
- TRIPWIRE Peroxide based explosives - TRIPWIRE Rental cars
- TRIPWIRE Rental Properties - TRIPWIRE Rental Trucks
- TRIPWIRE Storage Facilities - TRIPWIRE Tattoo Shops
- TRIPWIRE Wholesale distributers - ZOMBIE PANDEMIC

Business Continunity Web Links
- 10 Ways for Businesses to Be Hurricane Ready - Address workplace violence
- ASIS bookstore - ASIS International Business Continuity Guidelines
- BCP Handbook - Build back safer and smarter
- Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning: The Basics - Business Continuity Institute
- Business Continuity Suite (turbo tax of BC) - Business preparedness tips
- Business Recovery - Business Survival
- Continuity Centeral - Continuity Insights and free magazine subscription
- Continuity Videos for Businesses - Crisis Management
- Develop a business disaster plan - Disaster Contractors Network
- Disaster Planning for businesses - Disaster Recovery Forum
- Disaster Recovery Journal - Economic Resilience
- FDLE Business Safe - Few businesses use social media for disaster recovery
- Florida Sexual Offender List - Flu information for employers
- Flu toolkit for businesses - Institute for Business Continuity
- IS-394.a Protecting Your Home or Small Business From Disaster - Map tracking
- Michigan State University Disaster Recovery Planning Site - Minding your business: Florida Business Continuity Initiative
- Most U.S. Small Businesses Back Up Data as a Precaution, but May Not Be Sufficiently Prepared for a Crisis - Office Depot Disaster Preparedness Strategies for Small businesses
- Prepare My Business - Prepare Your Workplace and Employees
- Private Sector Needs Seat at the Table in Disaster Response - Protect Your Workplace
- Public Entity Risk Institute - for business
- Really Ready Businesses - Restore your Economy
- Santa Rosa Economic Development - SBA Disaster Recovery Plan
- Small Business Management - Small Businesses Fall Short on Disaster Preparedness
- Survive a shooter - The Business Roundtable's Partnership for Disaster
- The Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program (PS-Prep) - URGE SMALL BUSINESSES TO PREPARE IN ADVANCE OF AN EMERGENCY

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