More than a pamphlet: businesses encouraged to buoy-up for crisis by 660 NEWS Staff Posted Jul 14, 2015 12:19 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Courtesy of calgary.ca The Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) is visiting local businesses by the hundreds to share best practices for preparedness in the event of a disruption caused by something unforeseen.The new Business Continuity Plan is about understanding the risks a businesses could face and knowing what steps to take to continue operating. The campaign was born of the 2013 flood that shut down operations and dogged many downtown businesses for weeks and even months. Tom Sampson, director of CEMA, said even a power outage can take a toll. “Those kinds of things affect businesses. Your air conditioning doesn’t work so people don’t want to be inside. You don’t have power so you can’t run your cash register. There are a host of things that you can do that minimize business loss.”CEMA staff are distributing a workbook-like brochure to businesses and have also set up an online continuity tool for both businesses and families caught up in an emergency management situation.