This survey is intended to query local emergency management offices regarding their intersection with the Private Sector.  Estimated time to complete this survey is 10 minutes.

Recognizing that a strong relationship with the private sector is integral to response and recovery on the local level, this group is seeking best practices from agencies across the country to inform the creation of a Local Business Emergency Operations Center framework.  



Relationship Management: Private/Public Sector

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* 1. How would you rate the importance/value of the partnership between your local Emergency Management Agency and the Private Sector?

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* 2. How would you rate the current strength of the partnership between your local Emergency Management Agency and the Private Sector?

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* 3. Which of the following best describes your agency?

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* 4. Does your office currently have a Local Business Emergency Operations Center (LBEOC) or an established structure for how the private sector communicates with the Emergency Operations Center?

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* 5. Are there other private sector groups (hotel council, chamber of commerce, etc.) that your agency collaborates with prior to or during an emergency? If yes, please list the type of organizations.

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* 6. Which of the following words describe the opportunities of a partnership between the local EOC and local companies/industry members that you think would be most beneficial for your jurisdiction? Select all that apply.

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* 7. Please select the model below that best represents your current model or explain what model you are using.

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* 8. Please explain what model you are using.

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* 9. If you have a dedicated staff working with the Private Sector, what percent of their time is focused on developing and maintaining these partnerships?

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* 10. Do you feel you are currently able to reach private sector partners in a timely manner?

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* 11. Please explain how you are able to reach private sector partners in a timely manner?

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* 12. Are you currently able to track the reach of communications shared with the private sector?

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* 13. If yes, what platform/system do you use for the collection of this data?

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* 14. Would you be interested in implementing a model if it was proven to increase timeliness of distribution to the Private Sector?

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* 15. Is there another agency in your jurisdiction that manages private sector relationships and sits in the EOC?

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* 16. If not, how does your agency identify key sectors/partners in the private sector?

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* 17. How many (if any) staff do you have committed to managing relationships with the private sector?

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* 18. Communication Tools
How often do you share information/updates with the private sector on a regular basis?

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* 19. What communication platforms/tools does your agency currently use to communicate with partners? Private or public sector?

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* 20. Do you use a virtual platform that facilitates communications with the private sector?

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* 21. If yes, does it allow 2-way communication?

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* 22. If yes, how do companies join this list or become aware of it?

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* 23. Do you have a virtual platform that facilitates resource matching and requesting?

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* 24. If yes, please explain how you share information/updates about resource matching and requesting.

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* 25. Next Steps
Do you have any other comments, questions or suggestions?

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* 26. If you have a model that has worked well for your jurisdiction that facilitates relationship building between emergency managers and the private sector and you would be willing to participate in a 10-15 phone interview, please enter your contact information below.

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