Being prepared is important for businesses and may become crucial if you want to stay in business after a serious emergency or disaster.

IMPORTANT: Any organization or business that uses, manufactures, stores, or transports hazardous materials is required to have procedures for safe handling of these materials as well as emergency response procedures. In addition, if you use or generate hazardous chemicals above certain quantities, you are required to report to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).

Greater Spokane Emergency Management's LEPC focuses on protecting the community and the environment from hazardous materials.

For those interested in business continuity and creating plans, Alliance for Business Continuity and Disaster Preparedness is an excellent resource.

Please contact Greater Spokane Emergency Management if you have specific questions about community preparedness.