Community Members and Local Businesses

NIPSTA's newest initiative has been created to respond to the crisis-preparedness challenges facing individual community members, small community-based organizations and local businesses.  NIPSTA is committed to sharing our expertise with such entities in an effort to assist our members with progressively establishing more resilient and prepared communities. 

A sample of newly established programming and training opportunities includes the following:

  • A three-part Crisis Preparedness Seminar Series for Local Businesses
  • A two-part Workshop on creating a personal Emergency Operations Plan for your organization
  • Specialty training on identifying critical hazards and disruptions specific to your small business
  • Direction on how to create a crisis communications plan, including strategies for communicating with customers, employees and the public
  • Strategies for maintaining essential operations during an area-wide disaster situation
  • Policy direction on specific crisis scenarios, including fire, severe weather, workplace violence, area-wide emergency, and pandemic
  • First-On-The-Scene Medical Training
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Fire Extinguisher Use and Handling