On September 27th, the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC released a preparedness checklist as part of its Rad Resilient City Initiative to prepare cities for a nuclear detonation response.
Building Engines client, Beacon Capital Partners, and their internationally respected expert on emergency preparedness, Joe Donovan, were among the new document’s recipients in the private sector. Having recently shared his insights on managing risk with us (watch his Emergency Preparedness Webinar), Donovan has established himself as a leader in the field.
As chair of the Building Owners and Managers Association preparedness committee, Donovan plans to include the checklist for the association’s 16,500 members. According to a Global Security Newswire article, the plan is also being reviewed by the Real Estate Roundtable’s Homeland Security Taskforce and the Commercial Facilities Sector Coordinating Council, organizations both co-chaired by Donovan.
At its Tuesday launch, Donovan remarked that the Rad Resilient City Initiative “is something that will only help us in the long term to foster, to nurture, to cajole, those conversations that have to take place.”
Monica Schoch-Spana, a member of the Nuclear Resilience Expert Advisory Group that developed the report, believes that the plan will help create an “all-hazards framework” whose implementation would promote preparedness measures for other disasters.
Building Engines has developed its own Emergency Readiness Plan for property owners and managers. Download the Building Engines Checklist for Implementing a Successful Emergency Readiness Plan!