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Ask an Expert series helps business with emergency preparedness

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The County of Simcoe and area partners will host another “Ask an Expert” virtual session for business owners that will be focused on Emergency Pre-paredness and Business Continuity.

As the impact of a global pandemic has affected businesses and organizations and their ability to deliver goods and services, taking the time to develop a business continuity plan can help organizations identify vulnerabilities.

Businesses can develop mitigation strategies and contingency plans in or-der to reduce the negative consequences of all types of emergencies.

This online session will provide the knowledge and tools to help a business create a continuity plan as well as enhancing emergency preparedness among staff members.

Experts who will be presenting at this virtual session include Rob Heffernan, Emergency Services Program Supervisor at the County of Simcoe.

Mr. Heffernan delivers a range of emergency management training courses for staff at the County, local municipalities, and partner organizations. He works on the development and maintenance of the County’s Emergency Operations Centres and Emergency Response Plans, including the Continuity of Operations Plan.

Also presenting will be Colleen Simpson, Manager of 911 and Emergency Planning for the County of Simcoe.Ms. Simpson has over 20 years experience in emergency services along with extensive knowledge in 911 and emergency management.

The virtual seminar will take place May 6, from 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Entrepreneurs, business owners, and organizational leaders are invited to attend.

This is a free event but registration is required.To register, visit: www.askanexpert_businesscontinuity.eventbrite.ca.

Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times

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