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Check HERE for minutes from the October 4 chapter meeting

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Check HERE for minutes from the June 7 chapter meeting.

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Check HERE for minutes from the April 5, 2018 chapter meeting.

Check HERE for minutes from the March 1, 2018 chapter meeting.

Check HERE for minutes from the February 1, 2018 chapter meeting.

Check HERE for minutes from the January 11, 2018 chapter meeting.




November 2018 - Patrick Potter, RSA Archer
Intro to Digital Risk Management HERE 
October 2018 - Michael Herrera and Frank Schultz
Webinar - First 24 hours - Contact the President, Public Relations
or Web Directors for a link to the recording.
August 2018 - Phil Cook, Director of Technology, Central AZ Project
Cyber Security and Use of Drones HERE
Contact info:  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Rich Long, MHA Consulting presented at the February 2018 chapter meeting:

BC/DR Trends for 2018 and Don’t Forget the BIAs and TRAs

  • For additional information, please review the presentation on this topic, which at the speaker’s request, will not be posted on the website but will be available to members, upon request.
  • Contact info:
    • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Office: 602-370-1864


November 2nd - Presentation by Maricopa County Dept of Public Health

October 2017 meeting presentation on Cybersecurity, presented by one of our chapter sponsors, SunGard Availability Services Here

September 2017 Meeting Presentation - Bio-Terrorism / Points of Dispensing available Here

May 2017 meeting presentation available HERE

April 2017 will provide the presentation by contacting:

Mark Crauwels
Senior Account Executive - Enterprise
West Region (US) for Logicalis, Inc.
M: 480-510-4691 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - https://www.linkedin.com/in/markcrauwels


ACP International News & Views

Renew Your 2019 ACP Membership Early for a Chance to Win!

For 35 years, the Association of Continuity Professionals has been evolving with our industry; most recently reflected by our 2016 name change and this year’s re-working of our mission of shaping and supporting the global community of resilience practitioners. 

Through all our growth, changing and adapting there has been one constant: our members. Some names change, but as a group, you are the ACP. Your presence, contributions, knowledge, skills and professionalism are the backbone of our Association.

That’s why it is so important you stay connected with the Association, with your chapter, and with your colleagues. The benefits of being in an organization like ACP begin with your membership. We ask you to please renew your membership today.

Once again, your membership renewal will make you eligible to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Here’s how:

  • Everyone who renews by the end of October will go into a random drawing for the first $100 card and automatically be entered into the two subsequent drawings. Renew in October and have 3 chances to win.
  • Anyone renewing in November, and including everyone who was in the October drawing, will go into the second drawing for a $100 card. Renew in November and have 2 chances to win.
  • Everyone renewing in December, and including all who were in the first two drawings, will be in the drawing for the final $100 gift card. Renew in December and have 1 chance to win.

Drawing dates will be on or about November 1, 2018, December 3, 2018 and January 2, 2019.

Please note: Everyone who joined ACP in 2018 and paid pro-rated dues, needs to renew for 2019, regardless of when you joined.

Renewing is easy. Go to the ACP website here and log in. Once you log in, you'll be directed to the renewal page. If you have any questions or need help, please let us know at 1-800-445-4227 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Continuity Insights

Continuity Insights is an essential information-sharing resource for business continuity professionals. Business resilience is an organizational imperative, not just to safeguard the enterprise, but its resulting cause and effect on employees, customers, shareholders, partners, reputation, public/private partners, regulatory bodies, and many other entities. Our mission is to foster information-sharing among these various constituents as the lynchpin for their success. Therefore, creating a forum to share timely, compelling, meaningful, and usable information is vital.

Providing you access to the experience and expertise of the thousands of subject matter experts who have contributed to Continuity Insights over the years is our objective. Content delivered as original editorials, conference presentations, research, webinars, videos, panel discussions, interviews, and such, is the basis for this exchange. We invite you to remain engaged with us throughout the year as we continue to address the wide-ranging business continuity discussion.

For a free subscription to the Continuity Insights newsletter, go to:  www.ContinuityInsights.com/subscribe


 Educational Resources

The Arizona Department of Administration has passed on this list of local security & privacy events that are available at little to no cost. There is something for everybody: cyber security, privacy, physical security, records management, contingency planning, data management, fraud examination and forensics, auditing and application security.

Just In Time Disaster Training - Library Available at: HERE


Just In Time Training - Video Library



The purpose of the Just In Time Disaster Training Library is to provide a single, easy to search source in which individuals, agencies and organizations can access informative disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery training videos.

If your agency or organization has produced disaster mitigation, preparedness, response or recovery training videos or you know of training videos that should be added to the library please access the library's This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to submit information regarding the training video.



FEMA is pleased to release two revised online NIMS courses during the week of June 25, 2018:

IS-100.c, An Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100

This course introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. The course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

IS-700.b, An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

This course provides an overview of NIMS. NIMS defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community - all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and the private sector - to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents. The course provides learners with a basic understanding of NIMS concepts, principles, and components.

Together, these two online courses form the foundation of NIMS training for all incident personnel.

The classroom versions of IS-100.c and IS-700.b are also under revision and will be released later this summer.

Please note that IS-100.c and IS-700.b are updated versions of the IS-100.b and IS-700.a courses. If you have successfully completed a previous version of these courses there is no FEMA requirement to take the revised versions of the courses. However, because these courses contain new information based on the revised NIMS, October 2017, you may find it informative to review the new versions of these courses. Previous versions of these revised courses will be archived upon release of the revised courses. This will include archiving the seven discipline-specific versions of ICS 100 for the Food and Drug Administration, Federal Workers, Healthcare/Hospitals, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, Public Works and Schools. The new ICS 100 includes discipline-specific content.

The new courses will be available through the EMI website https://training.fema.gov/is/. Students will still have access to tests for the legacy versions of these courses (IS-100.b and IS-700.a) for 30 days after release of the new courses.

An additional twenty-eight NIMS curriculum courses are in final revisions for NIMS 2017 and will be released as they are completed and approved for release.

**Columbia Regional Learning Center has launched a new Learning Management System!

The CRLC provides free, online certificate training courses, webinars, and lectures designed for individuals working in health systems including, but not limited to: health care, public health, home health, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), community health, regional learning centers, and emergency management. 

 See their catalog for a list of all courses which includes:

* PREP 1110 - Personal Emergency Preparedness: Planning for the Public Health Worker

* PREP 2102/ENVI 2701 - Chem Rad Bio: Fundamentals for the Public Health Workforce

* MGMT 1201- Elements of Leadership: Decision-Making & Problem-Solving Under Emergency Conditions

* VUL 2605/ PSY 2902 - State of the Science: The Health and Mental Health Consequences of Catastrophic Events  

Shared courtesy of Irwin Redlener and Eric Holdeman


Frequently Asked BC/DR Questions


Regardless of what your role is or your level of experience, there is always something new to learn. Reprinted from DRJ, this link takes you to a resource for readers to ask and see answers to their most concerning questions.

Download the Full BC Glossary

This glossary is an initiative of the Editorial Advisory Board of DRJ. This committee of the industry experts solicits the input of business continuity professionals on an ongoing basis and incorporates the feedback into its consideration of industry terms and definitions.

Check out the latest version of Continuity Counts and ACP National for the educational opportunities.

Interested in Gaining a Certification?

Are you interested in becoming certified? Several organizations offer courses in Business Continuity (BC), Disaster Recovery (DR), Emergency Management and Risk Management, to name a few. Specialized courses are available for healthcare, public sector planning, and audit. Click here to search DRII courses! To learn more on certifications, please visit a sample of the accredited certification sites below.


Have a Certification?

Many of our members have attained certifications in our industry which highlights their discipline and expertise to achieve those certifications. Be proud of your accomplishments and submit your name and certification to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your name and certification will be listed in the monthly newsletter.


Display your certification on LinkedIn!

Did you know you can display your DRI certification status in your LinkedIn profile? Enter the information corresponding to your certification, including one of the following URLs to link to your certification description.

ABCP - https://www.drii.org/certification/abcp.php

CFC -   https://www.drii.org/certification/cfcp.php

CBCP - https://www.drii.org/certification/cbcp.php

MBCP - https://www.drii.org/certification/mbcp.php

Continuing Education Credits

If you have a certification through Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), you will need Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAP). Visit the appropriate DRII website for current CEAP guidelines.

** There are other certifications offered not through DRII. If you would like Carol Novak to research certification for you, mail Carol at:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. She will help as much as possible.


2018 CEU Hours

If you need to get the number of CEU hours to use in your certification, contact the Membership Director at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


11/14/18 - Colorado Emergency Management Association.  Looking for a contract Lead Planner and several other positions. 

Contact Alan Colon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


11/12/18 - Planning/Communications Supervisor - Maricopa County Dept. of Emergency Management

Click HERE for job description and additional information.


10/16/18 - Emergency Event Management Coordinator - Arizona Public Service, Phoenix AZ

Click HERE for job description and more information.


Contact the Web Resources Director to have any articles, questions, job opportunities or postings added to our chapter's webpage.