NEWS  

1101 Market Street, 11th Floor • Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215-238-6300 • Fax: 215-238-1267 • www.philadelphiabar.org

01/11/2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Michael Petitti

Phone: 215-238-6342


Local experts estimate that 70 percent of regional businesses don’t reopen after being hit with a fire, flood or blizzard. Don’t become a statistic.

The Philadelphia Bar Association is sponsoring the free seminar “Emergency Preparedness for Business: Learn How to Stay in Business when a Disaster Strikes” on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St.

Presenting at the program will be Samantha (Sam) Phillips, deputy director for planning, Office of Emergency Management, City of Philadelphia; Joan Przybylowicz, deputy director for external affairs, Office of Emergency Management, City of Philadelphia; and Stacy A. Irving, senior director, Crime Prevention Services and chair, Philadelphia Crime Prevention Council, Center City District.

They will discuss business continuity of operations planning, where attendees will learn how to develop a business continuity plan; the corporate emergency access plan, to gain access to your facility when an emergency strikes; evacuation plans; and ways to receive critical information during a disaster with messages from ReadyNotify PA and AlertPhiladelphia.

There is no charge to attend. E-mail oem@phila.gov to register. A continental breakfast will be provided. For more information, visit phila.gov/ready or call 215-683-3250.

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