NAFA's new manual reviews the principles of emergency management as related to fleet operations, while examining how the National Incident Management System is organized and where fleet managers and their companies fit into that. It is essential that private sector fleet departments are included in and have a well-defined role in company and supplier emergency business continuity.
NAFA's Emergency Operations Manual provides step-by-step instructions on how to develop an effective business continuity plan that will help fleets survive both natural and man-made disasters and emergencies. For fleets who do not have a plan in place, this manual will guide them through the process of developing one. Fleets that already have a plan can use the manual as a benchmark to ensure their plan is thorough enough to succeed.
"You can do your job exceptionally well every day, but if your organization fails in an emergency or disaster and people die, get hurt, or become financially burdened, it will define your career," said Walter Burnett, CAFM, retired Public Works Director, City of Macomb, IL, who was the project leader for the manual. "You will have failed during that emergency."
Key resources in the manual include:
• Business continuity plan template for private sector fleets developed by FEMA
• Emergency response plan including evacuation and lockdown plans
• Emergency response team assignments
• Mutual aid network activation procedures
Also included in NAFA's Emergency Operations Manual is the 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook, courtesy of the United States Department of Transportation and Transport Canada. Provided at no additional cost, this guidebook is for first responders during the initial phase of a dangerous goods/hazardous materials transportation incident.
NAFA's new Emergency Operations Manual is the latest in a series of indispensible guides for fleet managers. Other products include Lifecycle Cost Analysis for Fleets, Risk Management Guide, Professional Development Guide, Law Guide for Fleet Professionals, Fuel Management Guide, and Fleet Maintenance Operations Guide. All of these products are available at http://www.nafa.org/
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA is the world's premier non-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA's Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks. For more information visit http://www.nafa.org