Guidelines for Emergency Planning

Emergency communications planning is a key component of any business continuity plan. One important step, as recommended in Network Reliability and Interoperability Council Best Practice 7-7-1011, is to establish alternative means of communication for critical personnel. Toward that end, the FCC is providing these guidelines as a general framework that a variety of public and private entities can use to build their own emergency communications plans.

The FCC encourages the use of these emergency communications best practices by companies, organizations and agencies to improve their emergency communications systems and address unique regulatory or operational requirements which may exist within their organizations. Guidelines are available for each of the following business sectors: