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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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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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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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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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Business Reentry Access for Emergency Management

FIRST OF ITS KIND CRISIS REENTRY PROGRAM FOR BUSINESS
Its breakthrough Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS) is a first of its kind; a crisis reentry program that solves the access restrictions dilemma and helps businesses better prepare for unexpected events. The CEAS partnership brings essential employees and public safety together using a standard credential that preauthorizes your critical business employees for access to restricted areas following an event. Governments must adopt CEAS as their crisis reentry program before businesses can enroll in the program and receive credentials. Once immediate threats to life stabilize, local authorities can implement CEAS. The CEAS credential helps police officers determine who belongs in an area. This assists your critical employees get to your facility to begin the recovery process.

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Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency- June 13, 2017 – Rhode Island launches Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS) Statewide. Launch Represents BNET’s 2nd Statewide CEAS Program and the First Inter-operable Crisis Event Recovery Access Program Between States NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2017 by Peter Picarillo  BNET Press Release 6-13-17 PDF article for download For additional…

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May 4, 2016 – For Immediate Release by Peter Picarillo Innovative Program Helps Communities Recover from Emergencies and Disasters. FRAMINGHAM, MA – The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has partnered with the non-profit, Business Network of Emergency Resources (BNET) to implement the Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS) in Massachusetts. While the CEAS program is active…

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