Is your business prepared for the potential of natural disasters? Do you and your staff have a full understanding of how to respond should a tornado, hurricane or flood damage your place of business? Some questions you should have answers for: What natural disaster am I at the highest risk for in this region? What equipment will be needed should my company get damaged during a natural disaster? Where will I live while the recovery process is completed? How can I ensure my location is secure while we repair the damage? Will I need a temporary workforce to assist in our recovery and business efforts while my regular staff is involved in the clean-up process? Where will I get power and fuel should my regular energy sources get damaged? As a business owner, it is important that you know the answers to each of those questions when preparing for a natural disaster. However, thinking about the answers can become overwhelming. Huffmaster’s natural disaster services can help you in each step of the natural disaster planning process. Because we have more than 50 years of experience in natural disaster services, our team understands exactly what is needed to get your location back to full operations should a disaster occur. Our team is skilled and knowledgeable in a variety of natural disaster services, some of which include: Healthcare workers Crisis Security Power & Fueling Temporary Workforce Basecamp support Plan for the Worst, Work with the Best. Huffmaster is determined to safeguard businesses…Continue Reading
As our technologies become more innovative and allow for better tracking of potential natural disasters, many business owners may believe that will be prepared should a disaster strike. However, as we have found out with large storms, such as with Hurricane Sandy, and with the record-breaking wild fires in 2012, some natural disasters turn out to be more harmful than we anticipate. Extra precautions should be taken to truly protect businesses. As we embark on the New Year, now is a good time for business owners to investigate disaster help options that could potentially save their business. With more than 50 years of experience in disaster help, Huffmaster can aid companies in planning for and reacting to natural disaster. We will begin our disaster help by working on a disaster plan. If your location has already put a disaster plan in place, our team will start by reviewing that. Our background in disaster services will aid us in determining any potential gaps that are currently in your plan. From that analysis, our team will work individually with each client to understand how to properly develop a plan that meets the specific needs of that location. Then, to ensure that our disaster help will truly protect your company if a natural disaster occurs, our team will work with your staff to test the disaster plan. These can encompass full-scale exercises or simple tabletop reviews – whatever is necessary to truly review the plan. The first step to disaster help comes with…Continue Reading
Newer technologies are increasing our awareness of natural disaster. We now have more time to properly prepare. Households now have more time to get their families to safety. However, disaster readiness is a much more complicated project for companies. There are many aspects that need to be evaluated and organized. It is best to start preparations long before a natural disaster is predicted. Huffmaster can aid in determining your company’s disaster readiness. With more than 50 years of experience in handling disaster, our team will analyze your business, area of operations and necessary preparations. We will then work directly with you and your team to properly implement a plan that can be deployed should it become necessary. At Huffmaster, our disaster readiness plans will include everything necessary to recover quickly. By keeping equipment on retainer, we are able to send necessary materials to your location. Our basecamp support can send portable housing, mobile kitchens, showers, laundry trailers and more. These can be used in emergency responses for any disaster. Regular staff members of your business are often strained to assist in daily operations because the recovery effort becomes a priority. Huffmaster’s disaster readiness services can implement a temporary workforce. This workforce will be completely self-sufficient and trained to the specific needs of your business. Huffmaster has more than 50 years of experience in handling disaster readiness for businesses in an assortment of industries. New or existing clients of Huffmaster can utilize our disaster readiness tool. Click here to take a…Continue Reading
As we all learned earlier this month, no matter how prepared residents, businesses and public officials are for a disaster – natural disaster assistance is sometimes necessary. Natural disaster assistance can aid in a variety of ways from keeping people safe to repairing destroyed homes and business. At Huffmaster, we fully understand the complexities involved with natural disasters. Our team has more than 50 years of experience assisting clients in the recovery process. We are prepared to deploy the necessary personnel and equipment to any location. The unfortunate reality is that most businesses are not truly prepared for the possibility of a natural disaster. Floods, hurricanes and other catastrophic events can cause costly damage to business. In fact, 70% of businesses fail to reopen following a natural disaster. At Huffmaster, we want to help you beat these odds. To begin the natural disaster planning, our team will begin with disaster planning. With this, our team will review your current plan, and then we will develop and test a new plan to ensure your team is truly ready should a disaster occur. Huffmaster will help you through each step of a natural disaster. Our natural disaster assistance services are prepared to help with everything necessary to get your business operational again and as soon as possible. We understand that quick deployment of personnel and equipment is necessary to support your location. Some of our natural disaster assistance offerings include basecamp support, crisis security, temporary workforce and healthcare workers. With Huffmaster, your…Continue Reading
Hurricane Sandy has caused unprecedented damage. If your power is out and your security cameras, alarms or access control systems are down, Huffmaster can deploy security officers to your area. Huffmaster Business Continuity and Crisis Response officers can be deployed to protect your facilities until your operations can be restored. If you would like to know more about these or other security services, call 1-800-446-1515, extension 133, and ask to speak with Eric Graybill.
Natural disasters are a real threat for millions of Americans. Natural disasters range from hurricanes and earthquakes to wildfires and floods. The damage they cause can be enormous, costly and stressful. Disaster protection can significantly increase the likelihood that a business will reopen should a disaster occur. A book published by professors from the University of Pennsylvania found that the costs associated with natural disaster damage have increased significantly since the 1960s. The 1960s reported $93.3 billion in damage while the 1990s saw $778.3 billion in loss. However, improvement in technology, such as seismographs for earthquakes, have resulted in fewer deaths related to natural disasters. These technologies are offering assistance in saving lives, but company owners are faced with the risk of losing their business because of disasters. In an effort to decrease the financial loss experienced during a catastrophic event, many business owners have implemented a disaster protection plan. Though it is impossible to fully protect your location from a disaster, Huffmaster can evaluate your current disaster readiness and determine what is needed to offer further protection. This will assess how prepared your company is for a natural disaster. Then, our team will develop a contingency plan that can be deployed if a natural disaster harms your location. With disaster protection, Huffmaster can quicken the restoration process and maintain security. Disasters can significantly reduce the resources within your area that are required to fully recover. Our disaster protection will deploy the necessary equipment and personnel to assist you in…Continue Reading
Hurricanes have the potential of completely destroying an entire community. It is currently hurricane season in the United States. According to the National Hurricane Weather Service (NHC), “Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15th and also ends November 30th.” When a hurricane strikes, hurricane disaster relief is often needed from outside sources to assist with the recovery process. Huffmaster offers hurricane disaster relief services that can quicken the recuperation process. Our team of trained professionals can deploy the necessary personnel and equipment to aid in each step of the hurricane recovery process. We understand that hurricane recovery can be an overwhelming and stressful situation. With more than 50 years of experience in disaster services, our team has the necessary knowledge to handle the hurricane disaster relief for your location. Before a natural disaster occurs, business owners can use Huffmaster’s disaster readiness tool. This will help us evaluate your current hurricane recovery plan. In the event that a natural disaster occurs, we will work quickly to get the appropriate materials, equipment and personnel to your location. This can include basecamp support, power and fuel, healthcare workers, temporary workforce, and security. With Huffmaster’s hurricane disaster relief, your business can continue operations while recuperating from the natural disaster. Additionally, there will be no worry of local supplies being depleted because we will deploy everything you need to live and work while handling the hurricane recovery. If you are interested in…Continue Reading
Did you know that there were more than 22,000 earthquakes worldwide last year? According to United States Geological Survey (USGS), more than 5,000 earthquakes occurred last year in the United States alone. Though more than half of the earthquakes within the United States had a magnitude of 3.0 or less, the cost for more serious earthquake recovery can be extensive. As a business owner, it is imperative to consider the risks involved with natural disasters, including earthquake recovery. Most Americans believe that they are not at risk for earthquakes. Though Alaska and California are at the highest risk, 39 of the 50 states are believed to be at risk for an earthquake disaster, according to FEMA experts. Earthquake recovery can be an overwhelming situation. Earthquakes have the potential to cause a wide array of problems including down power lines, collapsed structures, scattered dirt and yard debris, fires and more. If your location requires earthquake recovery, Huffmaster can help. We understand the importance of getting your business back to being fully functional in as little time as possible. Additionally, we have the experience to recognize the steps necessary to create a cost-effective plan to assist with your earthquake recovery. First, we will evaluate the specific needs of your location. Then, we will quickly deploy the necessary personnel and equipment to perform your earthquake recovery. By keeping equipment on retainer, Huffmaster has the ability to move more quickly than our competitors. Additionally, we have the experience and knowledge to properly handle stressful…Continue Reading
In recent weeks, the nation has witnessed a variety of wildfires destroy thousands of acres of land. Through this destruction, businesses and homeowners have depended on disaster response services. Unfortunately, it will take a lot of manpower, time and money to recuperate what has been lost in these wildfires. Our hearts go out to anyone that has suffered through these trying times. At Huffmaster, we have shared similar situations with our clients. Our disaster response services have helped with an assortment of disaster situations that have taken place across the nation. Our crisis management professionals have deployed temporary workforces, crisis security, mobile basecamp support and more in order to rebuild areas after a natural disaster has struck. Recovering from a natural disaster is not an easy process. With Huffmaster, your business will have the assurance that our disaster response services will take care of each step of the recovery process. We have extensive knowledge on handling these situations, giving us a full understanding of what is necessary to complete a successful recovery. Huffmaster has constructed disaster response services to help businesses through all types of natural disasters including hurricanes, floods, tornados and more. Our crisis management professionals will construct a disaster plan before a natural disaster harms your location. With this plan, we will examine the specific needs of you and your business. Because of our wide range of experience, we can quickly execute your company’s disaster plan and deploy the necessary personnel and equipment to complete the recovery of…Continue Reading
When a natural disaster has struck, it’s difficult to recuperate and get things back to their normal state. The process can easily get overwhelming and stressful. At Huffmaster, our motto is “Plan for the Worst, Work with the Best.” Our disaster services work to ensure that your business can recover as efficiently and quickly as possible. With Huffmaster, you will get the knowledge and experience necessary to re-open after a natural disaster strikes. Before a disaster happens, clients can use our disaster readiness tool to analyze how prepared they are for a natural disaster. Within our analysis, Huffmaster will evaluate the specific needs of your location to determine exactly what will be required to ensure your business can reopen after a disaster. This will help Huffmaster construct a disaster plan that will be implemented if a natural disaster occurs. Because we are able to plan for disasters before they strike, Huffmaster can secure the necessary personnel and equipment to help you through the disaster recovery process. If disaster hits, we will deploy basecamp support to your location within hours. Basecamp support will deliver everything necessary to support, house and sustain you and your personnel while you recover from a natural disaster. Through our Basecamp Support, we can provide: Portable housing Power & Fueling Mobile kitchens Showers Refrigerator Trucks Laundry Trailers Portable medical facilities For more information about our Basecamp Support or to discuss your specific needs, contact Huffmaster’s Disaster Services Division at 800.446.1515.