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Webinar: SBA to Share Evacuation and Shelter-In-Place Plans

Puerto Rican and Virgin Islands’ business owners can get tips on protecting their place of business at a free webinar hosted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Agility Recovery.
Recent attacks in office buildings and other public places by assailants armed with deadly weapons have heightened the necessity for an increased focus on security as a vital aspect of business continuity.
The “Creating Evacuation & Shelter-In-Place Plans” presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. It will take place from 2-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10. Space is limited. Register: http://agil.me/SBAevacshelter
A crisis unfolding at or near your workplace could put your staff, customers and passersby in danger. There are many scenarios to consider as reminders of peoples’ vulnerability to physical threats. But with careful planning and well-orchestrated drills, an office can be prepared for emergencies by knowing where and how to take shelter inside the building or to evacuate efficiently, quickly and safely.
Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands business owners are encouraged to join Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration on Aug. 10, for a live online discussion on how to develop both shelter-in place and evacuation plans. Tips will also be shared on how to conduct drills that will protect the safety of your staff, clients and the community.
The SBA has partnered with Agility Recovery to offer business continuity strategies at its “PrepareMyBusiness” Web site. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access past webinars and to download disaster preparedness checklists.
The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.


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