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Reno Business Continuity Forum

Getting the word out on how your business will stay operational during a disaster.

Galena Property Services along with Microsoft Licensing in Reno, Nevada have started the Reno Business Continuity Forum.  The forum is designed to bring private businesses and individuals together to promote Business Continuity, better known how to keep your business operational after an emergency or disaster.This forum hosted its second quarterly meeting on September 4, 2012 with over 50 individuals and companies represented.  Our guest speaker gave a very energetic talk on Active Shooter scenario which we are seeing more and more throughout our county.  Great tips on how to respond during this type of emergency.


Galena Property Services (GPS) has completed a four (4) month long project entitled Alternate Cars Facilities  for Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing facilities in the greater Reno/Sparks, Nevada region.  The project looked at small, medium and large facilities ranging from 10-15 beds up to 150 beds.  GPS toured each facility then wrote their plan based on their needs on where to relocate (Alternate Care Facility) during an emergency or disaster.  Plans delivered were hard copies as well as electronically so the facility if necessary can access their plan from any location.  A “Grab & Go” sheet with critical information for the facility was developed for each alternate care facility.

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.

Flooding/Is your business ready?

Will you be able to continue to work in your business/facility/office if a flood hits your area. Are you prone to flooding, if so, then be proactive and have a plan in place. This is where Galena Property Services can be of help. We specialize in Business Continuity Planning. Plans have been developed for government and private organizations and they can and will be operational after an emergency or disaster.fernley flood movie

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