Arc Aspicio Joins FEMA’s National Preparedness Month Coalition 2010
Arlington, VA, August 23, 2010 – Arc Aspicio has joined more than 2,400 organizations in signing up for the seventh annual National Preparedness Month (NPM) Coalition, sponsored by FEMA’s Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizen Corps and the Advertising Council. Coalition Members have pledged to provide information, host events and/or sponsor activities for their customers, members, employees, stakeholders and communities throughout the month of September.
“This year, NPM will focus on encouraging Americans to work together to take concrete actions toward emergency preparedness helping themselves, their neighbors, and their communities to be Ready,” said Lynn Ann Casey, Chief Executive Officer. “We are committed to promoting emergency preparedness with our employees by conducting an annual Continuity of Operations (COOP) exercise and to raising awareness within the homeland security.”
Arc Aspicio promotes emergency preparedness throughout the year and incorporates preparedness into its business operations. The company’s has a Continuity of Operations Plan, which was successfully tested during the February 2010 storms and highlights preparedness activities for its employees to be ready for whatever may happen. Additionally, the company encourages personal preparedness through an annual Emergency Preparedness Bonus for employees to use toward an approved list of emergency preparedness tools and resources.
Arc Aspicio has already begun promoting emergency preparedness in the community with recent sponsorship of a Girl Scout meeting for the troop to receive the Emergency Preparedness patch. Unveiled in September 2009, the Emergency Preparedness Patch program equips Girl Scouts with skills to protect their families, friends, and communities when disaster strikes. Maryanne Waller, Arc Aspicio’s Director of Talent & Operations, led the meeting and facilitated activities to emphasize the importance of being informed and prepared.
To support NPM and register your organization as a NPM Coalition member, please visit http://ready.adcouncil.org/LogIn.asp. Coalition membership is open to all public and private sector organizations for free. Once you register you will receive access to the NPM Web site where you can find a toolkit that includes templates, resources and tips to assist you with promoting emergency preparedness.
For more information about Arc Aspicio, please visit our website at www.arcaspicio.com.
Lynn Ann Casey
Arc Aspicio is an information technology and management consulting company that focuses on homeland security and intelligence. Our services include strategy and planning, business architecture, strategic communications, mission/technology alignment, information technology, and program management. Arc Aspicio is building a community that promotes collaboration, continuous learning, innovation, and intelligence to improve homeland security.