5 Things to Include in an Emergency Plan

By Matt Swenson, November 1, 2015

Ready to write that emergency plan, but don’t know where to start? Here’s an outline of the basic emergency playbook.

Contact information: You’ll need phone numbers of the local mayor, police chief, fire chief and any other local officials affiliated with the event to get up-to-the-minute information.

Phone tree: Just as information must go up, it must go down. How is your organization going to relay details and plans? Everyone involved must know his or her role.

Power points: If power goes out citywide, which hotels and other venues have generators to support electricity?

Evacuation routes: If an event requires a fast exit, you won’t have time to study Google Maps. Staff needs to know where to go and how to get there before a potential disaster occurs.

Media plan: Getting the word out means partnering with the media. News reports can relay updates on traffic, weather and police activity. Bigger picture, sending the right message can put fears at rest, prevent cancellations and keep the show going.

Photo Credit: Visit Baltimore

(Visited 51 times, 1 visits today)

Experience Wisconsin’s cranberry harvest to grow closer as an organization with this roundup of cranberry-themed outings ideal for small groups.

Cannabis is moving into the meetings and events world. But it's not all smoke and fun. Cannabis-focused events mean serious business.

See how your group can come together with these six teambuilding activities in Georgia and Florida.

Mike Carlucci, senior VP of revenue and specialty events at Clarion UX, looks for scary good results at his trade shows—Halloween-themed or not.

The Latest