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Written by  RICHARD FLANNERY, MS, CFM & THERESA A. KIRCHNER, Ph.D., MBCP Monday, 11 July 2011 19:11

On-Line Resources – Public Agency Emergency Management Information DRJ / ARMA / DRII / FSTC / NFPA 1600 Generally Accepted Practices (GAP). DRII Professional Practices. DRJ / DRII Glossary ANSI / NFPA 1600:2010 – Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs. National Fire Protection Association, 2010. Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), FEMA. Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Local Emergency Planning Committees Requirements, EPCRA Sections 301-303. Incident Command System Overview (ICS), FEMA. Ready Business. FEMA Independent Study Program. National Incident Management System (NIMS), FEMA IS-700, Independent Study Program Course. National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD). As business continuity professionals, we are familiar with the DRII Professional Practices which outline what to do and how to do business continuity planning. Professional practice subject matter area No. 10 deals with emergency management from a business continuity/disaster recovery perspective, and it includes numerous references to the need to communicate