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ACP is a non-profit trade association dedicated to fostering continued professional growth and development in effective Contingency and Business Resumption Planning. ACP is the recognized premier international networking and information exchange organization in the business continuity industry.


Orange County Chapter eNews

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Our Next Orange County Chapter MeetingWednesday, March 11, 2020
12:00 PM (Noon) - 3:00 PM
**Please note the location**

American Red Cross 
600 Parkcenter Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92705  Please RSVP via the survey to attend


Creating a Weather Ready Nation across the San Francisco Bay Area

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET (60 mins)
Speaker: Cynthia Palmer, Meteorologist in Charge, National Weather Service Monterey 

Details: The National Weather Service’s mission is to “provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.” In 2011 following the EF4 Tuscaloosa Tornado, the National Weather Service took a hard look at itself, and asked, how can we do better? How do we get communities to respond to our warnings? How can we create a Weather Ready Nation? To do this, the NWS underwent a major shift from focusing on the forecast and warnings alone towards working with the emergency management community to ensure the societal response equal to the risks that exist for communities, businesses, and the public. In this presentation, we will discussion the NWS’s role in the emergency management community as well as preparing for inclement weather as well as climate change.

Register Here to Attend the Webinar


With so much recent news on the Coronavirus, we thought it would be worth sending a special eNews focusing on the topic. A few of our vendors have shared some useful info with us that we wanted to share with our members.
Agility Recovery has shared a Checklist on Seasonal Influenza Preparedness and also an exercise pandemic tabletop template.Infinite Blue has provided us with some useful links on the Coronavirus. ISOS Breaking Global Incident 2019-nCoV Outbreak webinar resources.
If you have an info on the Coronavirus that you would like to share with our Chapter please contact our Information Director, Courtney Eiceman.


Bringing Order to Chaos:
Essentials of Mass Notification

Jed Soberal, Regroup Mass Notification

When a crisis hits, there is no time to train your users, craft effective messaging or ensure receipt by all; you need a system that works. From ideation to refinement, every organization needs a Mass Notification System tailored to their size, climate, seismology, data configuration and processes. Jed will coach you through the nuance of determining your specific needs ranging from Communication Channels (Email, SMS/Text, Voice/TTS) to automating your data (SIS, HRM, ERP etc.), and even integrations with such endpoints as fire alarms, panic buttons and more. Finally, purchasing fatigue is real; when you complete the exhausting process of selecting a system, operationalizing your MNS can be your downfall or greatest success in Emergency Management.


Wildfire MitigationPresenters: 
Paul Roller and Daniel Face, Southern California Edison 

Daniel is the Fire Management Officer for Southern California Edison and Paul Roller is the Lead Meteorologist of the Weather Services group within the Business Resiliency Organization at Southern California Edison.  Paul will be presenting several topics that cover the current and future efforts by SCE to prevent wildfires as well as respond to them. This will include current and emerging technologies that aid in situational awareness and expedite response from fire agencies.



BC in the Cloud by Infinite Blue provides automated Software as a Service (SaaS) tools and professional services for building and maintaining an effective business continuity and disaster recovery program. Our primary areas of focus are Business Impact Analysis (BIA), planning, exercising, vendor tracking, incident management, and risk management. To complement our platform, we have skilled resources with many years in the industry using automated tools for building and maintaining effective plans. We know what to focus on to improve productivity, meet requirements, increase resiliency and adhere to deadlines.


Coronado Springs Resort
Orlando, FL
March 15 - 18, 2020
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort 
San Antonio, TX
April 20, 2020 - April 22, 2020JOB OPPORTUNITIES 
Director, Business Continuity Planning
Warner Bros.Manager, Cybersecurity Risk and Governance 
Southern California EdisonDisaster and Crisis Management Analyst
Constant Associates



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