Wednesday, March 19, 2014


11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Holiday Inn Atlanta Perimeter
4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road Atlanta,GA.30341


Key Components to Successful Business Continuity in the Face of an Emergency


Thomas “Tom” L. Mitchell, Jr., Lt Col (ret), USAF, CFM, CFMJ, IFMA Fellow


45 Member in Advance; 55 Member after 2/14/14; Non-Member 65


March 14, 2014,; 404-766-1632, ext 25

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thomasLMitchellPresentation by: Thomas “Tom” L. Mitchell, Jr., Lt Col (ret), USAF, CFM, CFMJ, IFMA Fellow  Tom Mitchell bio

A threat can be defined as an indication or warning of probable trouble. An emergency occurs when the onset of the threat creates an event that negatively impacts the human safety, property assets and/or production capability of an organization, community or society. Emergencies can be man-made or natural and are unavoidable in many cases, particularly in the case of earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma in the US, and the Tsunami in Japan. However the real issue is not the advent of a threat nor its manifestation into an emergency situation, but when that situation becomes a disaster and causes widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses. Facility managers are empowered with the resources and responsibilities to help their leadership and facility occupants’ deal with threats, reduce their vulnerability, and protect real property used to sustain business continuity. This involves conducting planning, preparedness, response and recovery actions in a comprehensive and coordinated way to respond to the whole spectrum of the emergency needs. This educational session will share where the application of key emergency management actions during the facility management life cycle process—planning, acquisition, operations and maintenance, and disposal—can help the facility manager protect their personnel, assets and operation from the pending onset, arrival, and aftermath of an emergency.

Learning Objectives:

• Identify best practices that prevent or reduce your company’s level of internal and external risk

• Recommend what types of training should take place for effective emergency preparedness & response

• Describe planning actions used to support life safety, facility protection & business continuity efforts

• Recognize emergency response & recovery procedures that re-establish critical business operations

Core Competencies: Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity  1.o CFM Credit

0.1 CEU’s Approved – Business Continuity




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