This survey is intended to query private sector organizations regarding their intersection with local emergency management agencies / local emergency operations center.  Estimated time to complete this survey is 10 minutes.

Recognizing that a strong relationship between emergency managers and 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 the local Emergency Management Agency and the Private Sector?

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* 2. How would you rate the current health of the partnership between the local Emergency Management Agency and local companies/industry members?

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* 3. Which of the following words would you use to describe the opportunities/benefits of a partnership between the local Emergency Management Agency and local companies/industry members?  Select all that apply.

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

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* 5. Does your organization currently collaborate with local Emergency Management Agencies? E.g. workshops or 1:1 meetings

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* 6. If yes, in what ways?

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* 7. If yes, please select the model below that best represents your current model or explain what model you are using.

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* 8. If you are involved in a model that works well, please take a moment to share some best practices

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* 9. If you have a dedicated staff working with Emergency Managers, what percent of their time is focused on Emergency Management planning?

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* 10. How often do you receive information/updates from your local emergency management agency?

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* 11. How often would you like to receive updates from your local emergency management agency?

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* 12. Do you feel confident that you can reach local emergency management partners in a timely manner?

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* 13. Do you feel confident that you receive information/alerts from your local emergency management partners in a timely manner?

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* 14. If you received regular communications with clear actions or advisories, would you share with your employees?

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* 15. If yes, are you able track distribution rates?

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* 16. Are there other organizations other than your local Emergency Management Agency that your organization collaborates with in an emergency? . E.g. State, Federal, NGO, etc.

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* 17. How likely is your organization to participate in meetings/efforts to improve the relationship between the local Emergency Management Agency and local businesses/industry?

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* 18. Communication Tools/Platforms
What communication platforms/tools does your organization use to communicate with partners? Internal or External?

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* 19. Which (if any) support 2-way communication?

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* 20. In what manner is it most effective/helpful for you to receive information from your local Emergency Management Agency?

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

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* 22. If your organization has a good model for intersection and partnership with emergency managers on a local level and would be willing to participate in a 10-15 phone interview, please enter your contact information below.

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