Response THREE PHASES
1. Immediate response to notification that there is a disaster.
Gather the team.
Alert outside professionals of the disaster
Determine if the building should be closed and for how long
2. Assess the scope of damage.
Call in outside assistance.
Organize recovery steps based upon prioritization (developed or assigned in planning phase)
Set up communications – internal and external
3. Begin to deal with items that fall into primary prioritization / recovery categories.
Arrange for temporary office space if building inaccessible
Purchase or Rent computers, office equipment
Install at least 3 phone lines (incoming, outgoing & modem/fax)
Contact Media with Positive PR, contact information, etc.
Reassign/reallocate staff as needed
Arrange for counseling for emotional issues
Restore primary services – skeleton staff
Restore primary functions – skeleton functions with available staff
Return to normal – most staff back to regular duties
Evaluate response procedures and revise disaster response plan.