Thursday, July 26, 2012

TCHD Disaster Training August 8th

The Tazewell County Health Department will offer Continuity of Operations (COOP) training on Wednesday, August 8th.  While primarily targeted to food service establishments, any business could benefit from the training.

It is estimated up to 40 percent of businesses fail after a disaster, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Yet, only 43 percent feel prepared to handle an extensive emergency. For licensed food establishments, emergencies may include boil orders, power outages and even someone driving though the front of your building.

The TCHD is hosting a training on August 8, 2012 at the Stoney Creek Inn. Topics to be covered are boil orders, power outages, pre-event emergency planning and post event mitigation services. These topics will be covered by representatives from the Tazewell County Health Department, Illinois American Water, Ameren Illinois, Morton Fire Department, Waugh Foods, Envision Insurance and Servpro ®.

Participants at the training will 
  • Understand how to work with municipal providers for planned service interruptions and unplanned emergencies.
  • Begin a COOP for their facility to be prepared in case of an emergency. 
  • Understand the regulatory response during these types of emergencies. 
  • Gather information from other organizations to assist during an emergency.
The cost is just $10 and includes breakfast.  You can download a registration form here:  http://bit.ly/LQkmGU.  For further information, please call (309) 925-5511 ext.225 or email: nmaggion@tchd.net