Who needs an emergency plan?
Every city, county, business, church, school, medical facility, private organization and family needs to have a well-developed disaster plan. In some instances, there are laws that require specific activities to have a plan. Many private companies may be legally required to develop a plan to ensure that a disaster doesn't become worse.

Although federal and state regulations for business pertain primarily to those that work with chemicals, every company should have some type of emergency plan that includes information recovery, evacuations, computer malfunctions, severe weather or disruption of the flow of materials and supplies.

A plan also may help a company reduce their potential liability in the event of an emergency and / or disaster. A properly developed plan will ensure that steps have been taken to limit or avoid civil or criminal liabilities, should a disaster occur.

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1. Who needs an emergency plan?
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