The following is from Patty Gale, the Co-author of the Home Office Recovery Plan. We are offering this book free for the next week to those in the effected areas. Be smart/Be Prepared!
My name is Patty Gale and it has come to my attention that you are looking for products related to emergency preparedness to help families and/or families with small children.
I work from home and, last year, co-authored a book for others who work from home and their families. There are many people in this country who either have a home business, telecommute, or have a home office as part of their existing business. The book is called the “Home Office Recovery Plan”, and is a step by step workbook to help those who work from home to prepare a disaster preparedness and recovery plan for their home and home office.
The emotional loss of a primary residence is difficult, but to lose what may be their sole source of income at the same time can be devasting without a plan of action to prepare and recover.
Since the goal of most of those who work from home is to stay at home with their children, we have included topics not only related to preparing a home office for disaster, but for family members as well, including those with special needs. For example, we help people to document creating a family call plan, how to document procedures for those who have children in school, and for those with students away at college, how to document insurance information, important medical information and more. We teach people how to create computer backups, how to store information offsite and how to retrieve it.
We include tips on what to prepare and have on hand for small children in the event of an emergency, how to keep them calm.
This is not another “how to” book, but a workbook that people can use to simply fill in the blanks and have a plan ready.
Below is the table of contents and here is the link to the main site of the book. I would be more than happy to forward a copy of the book to you for your review.
Thank you for your time.
Table of Contents
Introduction â€“ A Note from the Authors
Why a Disaster Recovery Plan?
How to Use this Guide
Just for Telecommuters
Supply & Equipment Inventory
Backing Up Computer Data
Business Continuity Plan
Emergency Contacts: (i.e., neighbors or family)
School or Daycare Disaster Response Procedures
Students Away at College
Disaster Response Plan – Putting it All Together
Establish A Call Plan
Safekeeping of Your Plan
Safe Deposit Boxes
Hurricane/Tornado and Storm Preparedness
If You Live in an Earthquake Zone
Leaving at a Moment’s Notice
Preparing in Advance