Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13, 2018. Yes, we are nearing the end of this week, but the message remains: Be Prepared.
The U.S. Small Business Administration wrote a great article on their site:
“An estimated 25 percent of businesses don’t open again after a major disaster, according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety. Protect your small business by identifying the risks relevant to your location, both natural and man-made. Then, keep your plan of action updated.
Preserve your equipment and business records by referencing this IRS guide on protecting your information before an emergency strikes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also offers an emergency preparedness checklist and toolkit.”
Many of us go to great lengths to secure our home and possessions and we need to look at our businesses. Disaster comes in many forms. If you do not live in a high-risk zone for hurricanes or extreme weather, fire and water damage is still a concern. Please take a moment to look at your emergency preparedness. It is worth the time.