Personal Note from Julie: Why You Need an Office Emergency Kit

Mar 20, 2014 | Procedures


When you’re in a crisis situation and everyone is panicked, you don’t always think clearly. I experienced this firsthand in 2008 when we experienced massive flooding here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The flooding happened so quickly that there wasn’t a lot of time to prepare before my office building was partially underwater. Fortunately, I was able to gather all of the items I needed ahead of time to continue doing my job and supporting my clients from my home office for several months to follow.

We’re talking about disaster planning this month, and creating an emergency kit is an extremely important part of the process. When chaos is all around you, it can be difficult to remember everything you need to do your job. However, by compiling the necessary items ahead of time, or at least creating lists of what you’ll need, you can react to an emergency situation quickly and get out of the office with the items you need most.

To help you prepare your kit and lists, we’re offering you advice, tips and resources on what to include in our feature article below, as well as on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.

This month’s AdminPro Training Series with Cindy Pfennig also focuses on disaster preparedness. Cindy is a former executive assistant who is now a disaster preparedness specialist at the American Red Cross. Join us to get valuable tips and first-hand insights on preparing yourself and your office for emergencies!

Supporting your administrative success,

Julie Perrine

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