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Galena Property Services (GPS) was contracted by the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) to update all the Point of Dispensing (POD) Sites in the County.  11 sites were toured and updated for traffic flow and pedestrian flow through each  POD site.  Final documents were delivered in June 2017.

GPS also facilitated a Pharmaceutical Cache Plan exercise for the WCHD.  This exercise was based on an anthrax attack.  First Responders and Public Health Officials were tested on how to execute the Pharmaceutical Cache Plan.

Galena Property Services (GPS) was contracted the the City of North Las Vegas to develop all city department Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP).  GPS worked with each department gathering vital information on how each department would stay operational after an emergency or disaster.  All the information gathered was formatted for each of the 15 city departments. Final copies were delivered in June 2017.  An training and exercise was held for department participants in June to review, test and train the participants on what, how and when to activate during an emergency or disaster

2-1-1 Disaster Response Plan

Galena Property Services (GPS) developed and completed the Nevada Statewide 2-1-1 Disaster Response Plan.  GPS was  contracted by the State of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services to develop the 2-1-1 Disaster Response Plan for the entire State.  This involved meeting with stakeholders from around the State of Nevada to get their input  which provided the ground work to developing the 2-1-1 Disaster Plan. The draft of the plan was  completed March 2017 with the final plan being delivered to all stakeholders in May 2017.

Continuity of Operations Plans

Galena Property Services has developed Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and the Reno Sparks Indian Colony.  This process started during the 4th quarter of 2012 and was completed in June 2013.  Galena Property Services developed COOP for 20 departments for each tribes.  One on one meetings were held with department heads to complete mission essential functions, vital records, contacts, alernate work locations among others in the 10 elements of COOP.  The COOP process was well received and all viewed COOP as critical to keep business operational after any emergency or disaster.

Galena Property Services has also been involved and continues to be involved in the development of COOP for several Nevada State Agencies.  This involvement has been one on one with Agency deparment heads to develop their missions essential functions (MEF’s), vital resources and records, alternate work locations, contact list, delagations of authority, orders of succession and other elements of the COOP process.

Business Continuity in 2013

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Do you have a Business Continuity Plan in place?  After several major natural disasters in 2012 we are into another calendar year.  Most likely their will be more natural disasters as well as man made emergencies and disasters.  Will organizations and companies be ready?  Already a lot of complacency has set in after Super Storm Sandy and the need for comprehensive Business Continuity Planning.  Usually it is the same answer from the corporate office, will it make us a profit?  The answer the “YES” if you take the steps now to budget a little money to save the company potentially a lot of money down the road.  One hour of down time whether it is scheduled and especially if it is unscheduled (power outage) can cost even small companies several thousands of dollars per hour.  Just think it the outage lasted an entire day!  Business Continuity Plans (BCP) are inexpensive compared to the alternative, business shut down for an unknown period of time, costing the company thousands of dollars and possibly clients that rely on the company.  Clients usually end up going elsewhere.  We are currently completing a Business Continuity Plan for a local private company in our area, at lease they get it and the necessity of having a BCP in place.

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