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Emergency Management and Business Partnerships Are Now More Important Than Ever

By Peter Picarillo, President & Chief Executive Officer, Business Network of Emergency Resources, Inc (BNET). (Published Jan 2024 IAEM Bulletin) Connecting and maintaining partnership with the private sector business community can be challenging for emergency managers. Though we’ve seen great strides in recent years, more needs to be done to sustain this vital partnership. Before the…

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BNET Offers Emergency Reentry Solution in Response to Maui Disaster Recovery

FULTON, N.Y., Sept. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — BNET offers emergency reentry, now with interoperability between CEAS jurisdictional programs. This allows essential employees to be recognized and given immediate access for post-disaster reentry.

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Hurricane Lee 9/13/2023- Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS)

Coordinator Announcement- Hurricane Lee warnings are indicating it may impact the Northeast, with tropical -storm-force winds (which are 39 mph or higher) pushing west to Route 495. If it tracks a little further east then those heavier winds will follow and perhaps hug the coastline of New England, according to the National Weather Service. With…

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CEAS Essential Employee Virtual Credentials Are Here

18-Jan-2023 PR NEWSWIRE The Business Network of Emergency Resources (BNET), America’s largest crisis access and recovery solutions provider, is pleased to announce new enhancements to its innovative Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS.) CEAS is an essential employee identification solution that partners business and government to streamline access and travel management during times of crisis. “The…

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The Case for CEAS: Solving the Dilemma of Post-Disaster Access Control

One of the quintessential issues that rises to the surface after every significant disaster is that of post-event access. How do we overcome the obstacles of getting critical, private sector people into an area that has been evacuated and cordoned off to the general public? How can we get needed supplies and service providers to…

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Credentialing Private-Sector Emergency Workers

Recognizing that the personnel who need to get around during emergencies and recovery operations extends beyond those with government or medical badges, the Business Network of Emergency Resources (BNET) developed the Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS) to make it easier for law enforcement officials to verify that someone claiming to be essential company personnel is in fact essential.

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Preparing for Access and Reentry After a Disaster- Panel at IAEM 2019 Conference

December 13, 2019 at UCONN, IAEM-USA Region 1 ConferenceGeorge Renteria, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Emergency Services Section Chief was moderator for a panel discussion entitled, “Preparing for Access and Reentry After a Disaster” with panelists: Peter Picarillo – Executive Director, Business Network of Emergency Resources (BNET); Stuart Freiman – Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency,…

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How Can You Use CEAS to Benefit Your Business Continuity/Recovery Plan?

Risk Assessment/Hazard Analysis

At the highest level of business continuity planning (BCP), a risk analysis evaluates internal and external hazards and quantifies the impact of those risks to critical business processes. Any incident that causes a threat to life or interrupts your business should be given the highest consideration. If a disruption occurs, does the potential exist for an area evacuation, access restrictions to your facility, or the imposition of a travel ban? If so, evaluating the economic injury potential should help determine if CEAS might be added to your BCP toolkit.

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