SERVPRO, a fire and water damage mitigation service, has a partnership with the American Red Cross to offer Emergency Ready Profiles to commercial businesses at no cost. The profile is a plan that can be accessed by any employee during an emergency, either in a hard copy or on the convenient mobile app, and is intended to minimize damage to the business.
“The program is a couple years old, but there have been so many changes and advancements over the last year – like the app – that we are really pushing businesses to take advantage,” Jacob Elchert, Client Care Specialist with SERVPRO of Huron and East Seneca Counties, said. “As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place.”
The Emergency Ready Profile is prepared at no cost and includes an assessment of your facility and a folder containing steps employees should take in case of emergency, emergency contact information and property information useful to first responders. SERVPRO of Huron and East Seneca Counties also posts helpful tips and their latest news on their blog.
“We are really all about helping people know what to do and be prepared,” Elchert said.
You can find more information about SERVPRO in Seneca County here.