SCTE•ISBE Business Continuity Management (BCM)


Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery Planning: The Importance of Working with Your Local Cable System Operators

Cable operators can use this video to strengthen relationships with local and state offices of emergency management (OEMs) by educating them on the fundamentals and importance of cable networks and how they provide essential services to the communities and residents they serve.

Business Continuity Management DVD: Emergency Management & Disaster Recovery Planning
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Nonmembers: $75

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 Additional Business Continuity Management & Disaster Recovery Resources

Individual Safety Resources provides information on how you might be able to get help from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster.

If the President of the United States makes help available to individuals in your community after a disaster, you can visit this site to apply online.


Fire Prevention When Camping
Preventing forest fires is the safest way to deal with fire.

First Aid - American Red Cross

Be Red Cross Ready (general preparedness) (English)
Coping with Shelter-in-Place Emergencies (English pdf)
Earthquake Safety (English pdf | Spanish pdf)
Fire Prevention & Safety (English pdf | Spanish pdf)
Flood Safety (English pdf | Spanish pdf)
Flu Checklist (English pdf | Spanish pdf)
Heat Wave Safety (English pdf | Spanish pdf)
Hurricane Safety (English pdf | Spanish pdf)
Landslide Safety (English pdf | Spanish pdf)
Power Outage (English pdf | Spanish pdf)
Taking Care of Your Emotional Health after a Disaster (English pdf | Spanish pdf)
Taking Care of People with the Flu (English pdf | Spanish pdf)
Thunderstorm Safety (English pdf | Spanish pdf)
Tornado Safety (English pdf | Spanish pdf)
Wild Fire Safety (English pdf | Spanish pdf)
Winter Storm Safety (English pdf | Spanish pdf)

Red Cross Mobile Apps
Tornado App
Hurricane App 
Shelter Find App
First Aid App
Earthquake App
Wildfire App

Ready America
Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters.
Community and State Resources
Biological Threat
Chemical Threat
Extreme Heat
Influenza Pandemic
Landslide and Debris Flow (Mudslide)
Nuclear Threat
Radiation Threat
Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC  
This site is intended to increase the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

Anthrax, plague, smallpox...
Chemical Emergencies
Ricin, chlorine, nerve agents...
Radiation Emergencies
Dirty bombs, nuclear blasts, acute radiation syndrome...
Mass Casualties
Explosions, blasts, injuries...
Natural Disasters & Severe Weather
Hurricanes, wildfires, winter weather...
Recent Outbreaks & Incidents
Earthquakes, Salmonella, melamine...

Fedral Emergency Management Agency - FEMA
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.


FEMA - Integrated Alert and Public Warning (IPAWS)

The vision of IPAWS builds and maintains an effective, reliable, integrated, flexible and comprehensive system that enables the American people to receive alert and warning information through as many  means as possible.  IPAWS ensures the President can alert and warn the public under all conditions.  IPAWS will provide federal, state, territorial, tribal, and local warning authorities the capabilities to alert and warn their respective communities of all hazards impacting public safety and well-being via multiple communications pathways.

Toxic Waste Safety - United States Department of Labor 
This page provides a comprehensive guide to information regarding hazardous waste operations.

Respirator - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Trusted-Source page for respirator information. This information may be regarded as a trusted source to verify which respirators are approved by NIOSH, how to get them and how to use them.

DHS - Pandemic Flu
The National Strategy To Safeguard Against The Danger Of Pandemic Influenza (White House) outlines the coordinated federal government efforts to prevent and prepare for avian and pandemic flu.

Homeland Security Office - Preparedness, Response & Recovery
In the event of a terrorist attack, natural disaster or other large-scale emergency, the Department of Homeland Security will provide a coordinated, comprehensive federal response and mount a swift and effective recovery effort.

The Department assumes primary responsibility for ensuring that emergency response professionals are prepared for any situation.

Day and Night World Map
Shows the current position of the Sun and indicates which parts of the Earth are in day and which are in night.

Weather Resources

The National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community

The National Hurricane Center
To save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts and analyses of hazardous tropical weather, and by increasing understanding of these hazards through global outreach.

NOAA Weather Radio

Good visual resource to weather related tracking.

FCC Resources

FCC - National Reliability and Interoperability Council (NRIC)

Partner with the Federal Communications Commission, the communications industry and public safety to facilitate enhancement of emergency communications networks, homeland security, and best practices across the burgeoning telecommunications industry. 

FCC - NRIC Best Practices 

US Communications Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC) The Communications Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC), with its government partners, works to protect the Nation’s communications critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) from harm and to ensure that the Nation’s communications networks and systems are secure, resilient, and rapidly Good restored after a natural or manmade disaster.

Energy Management Training

Emergency Management Institute
To support the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA's goals by improving the competencies of the U.S. officials in Emergency Management at all levels of government to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies on the American people.