Archive for December, 2011

Alternate Care Sites

Galena Property Services is currently working on a grant contract from the Washoe County Health Department on Alternate Care Sites (ACS). Specifically it addresses the Skilled Health Care facilities on their options on where they may have to relocate during an emergency or disaster such as a wildfire, flood or possibly an earthquake. The Alternate Care Sites will have similar facilities and caretakers identified as the facilities that are vacated. This work is taking place in the Reno, Washoe County, Nevada region. When completed at the end of February 2012 the information will be located electronically and via hard copy for all the Alternate Care Sites identified in the contract. This document will also identify all transportation units that have agreed to participate in case of an emergency.

Business Continuity TT&E

Galena Property Services has been awarded a contract from Washoe County Emergency Management to test, train and complete Tabletop exercises (TT&E) for all Washoe county Departments on the Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP), government calls it COOP (private business calls it Business Continuity) ¬†that have been completed during the 2011 calendar year. These exercises will train the departments on how to execute their plans in the event of an emergency. It will test their knowledge on how to activate their COOP and where to relocate to continue to operate not as usual but on an emergency basis but to continue to service the county residents. These TT&E’s are ongoing from December 2011 through February 2012. ¬†Whether you test and train for COOP or Business Continuity Plans it is all important to keep your business or organization operational.