Develop a Disaster Plan
Start by obtaining background:
- Take FEMA developed online courses on Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning;
- Use the Library Disaster Plan Elements module, Lyrasis (formerly SOLINET) or Halstead et al;
- Look at Model Disaster Plans;
- It may be appropriate for key staff to develop individual plans. E.g., CSA. PReP
- Try out a template.
Remember, a small disaster plan marshalling key assets is better than no disaster plan. A beginner’s mistake is to attempt a plan that is too large and ambitious. Advice: Start small and add a little each year.