Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Incident Response: Five Best Practices for Preparedness


Emergency incident disruptions can include a wide variety of responsibilities such as juggling response plans, site investigations, working with regulatory agencies, managing regulatory affairs and documentation requests, stakeholder engagement, and not to mention the cost of business. The piece you can control is your preparedness to respond. Below we offer five best practices of emergency response preparedness to help ensure you’re ready to respond and get things back to business as quickly as possible.

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Burlington Gas Safety Exercise Unites First Responders


Delran Fire Chief Kevin Peak’s two public servant roles united recently when he participated in a virtual safety exercise with PSE&G’s Burlington Gas division. That’s because Peak is also a first auto technician in Fleet Maintenance, after starting his PSE&G career with a brief stint in Gas Operations.

Verizon Frontline Deployed to 128 Named Wildfires in 16 States in 2021

Press Release

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., December 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ - During a year that, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, saw wildfires burn more than 6.8 million acres of land, public safety agencies at all levels were called into action to combat these blazes. Verizon Frontline deployed its advanced network and public safety solutions in support of these first responders as they battled 128 named wildfires across a total of 16 states in 2021.

Why Emergency Preparedness Plans Are Crucial for Businesses Amidst the Pandemic

Words by Kate Zerrenner

As companies start bringing people back to in-person work at offices and facilities, the health protocols of those work environments are more top-of-mind than ever, often in ways that never occurred to people before the COVID-19 pandemic.

PT Freeport Indonesia Sends Emergency Team to Assist in Recovery and Relief to West Sulawesi


Two earthquakes rocked the Mamuju and Majene areas in West Sulawesi on January 14 and 15, causing landslides, casualties and property damage.

From Family Read-Alongs to a $100 Million Resilience Program, Booz Allen Responds to COVID-19


Reallocating $100 million to ensure job security. Adding options for flexible work, training, and expansion of the firm’s dependent-care program. Biweekly virtual family read alongs. A company-wide challenge to make face masks and other personal protection equipment.

In ways big and small, Booz Allen has rallied to support its employees and community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm is far from done though, and more initiatives will be announced in the days and weeks ahead!

PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, provides Flood Relief Rescue and Medical Services


When a flash-flood hit Sentani, Indonesia, on March 16, 2019, PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) was ready to help.

Within 24 hours, PTFI had mobilized resources to provide food, water, and critically needed rescue and medical services. Within 48 hours, the company had sent five emergency preparedness teams and two medical personnel to Sentani.

PTFI’s humanitarian efforts also included:

Joint Training Strengthens Disaster Response

A new SCE course brings together local representatives to work with first responders.

In 2015, when the call came in of an oil spill off of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, emergency officials immediately leaped into action.

EHS Insights: Most Common Low-Risk Regulatory Challenges in Europe

What we learned from auditing nearly 100 facilities

From 2015 to 2018, Antea Group audited almost 100 low-risk European facilities (offices, retail stores, and other non-manufacturing facilities) and came up with over 1,100 findings with an average of 12 findings per facility.  No low-risk workplaces, even managed office and co-working spaces, were without EHS gaps and issues.

Read our blog to find out the most common EHS gaps we encountered.

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Retired Colonel Heads Preparedness Operation for Duke Energy, Where Veterans Play Major Role in the Workforce


Steve McGugan’s passion to help people in the midst of crisis didn’t diminish when he retired from the U.S. Army. Only the battlefield has changed.

Driven to run to the sound of the guns, as one of his generals said, and responding to urgent situations distinguished his 24 years in the Army, including 39 months in combat operations.

That drive led McGugan, a colonel, to a new career. He joined Duke Energy in January as director of emergency preparedness.


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