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4 Choice Quotes From the FEMA Director Q&A

September 11, 2015 Leave a comment dridrive

If you’ve heard of the “whole community response” approach to disaster management, you’re familiar with the philosophy of Craig Fugate, Director of FEMA, who — unlike some unfortunate directors before him — has remained relatively out of the spotlight since his appointment. In a new interview, he offers some candid thoughts on where emergency response […]

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DRI Presents as UN Disaster Risk Reduction Private Sector Partner

July 30, 2015 Leave a comment dridrive

As part of the Disaster Risk Reduction Private Sector Partnership of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), DRI International joined with other organizations for “Sustainable Development Goals, Means of Implementation, Follow Up and Review: Why, How and Where Data Matters?”, a side event during the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. […]

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DRI International Joins UN Private Sector Partnership

July 14, 2015 Leave a comment dridrive

DRI International, the world’s foremost business continuity certification and education organization, today announced that it has joined a Private Sector Partnership (PSP) initiated by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The PSP’s 105 members are focused on business continuity and reducing the annual $300 billion in economic losses caused each year by disaster […]

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It’s National PrepareAthon Day!

April 30, 2015 Leave a comment dridrive

Would you believe that  60% of American adults haven’t practiced what to do in a disaster? That’s the result of a FEMA survey — which says those adults haven’t participated in any kind of emergency drill in their home, school, or workplace in the last year. Just as startling: only 39% of respondents have developed an […]

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Back to School Safe with National Preparedness Month

September 6, 2013 Leave a comment dridrive

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – back to school!!!  This week our National Preparedness Month coverage focuses on personal preparedness, with an emphasis on families and children. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) put together an entire interactive website for children to learn about being prepared. It’s called  Ready Kids and is a great […]

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Are You Prepared for National Preparedness Month?

August 23, 2013 Leave a comment dridrive

Join DRI and many other organizations in preparation for National Preparedness Month. FEMA is inviting you to join the National Preparedness Community. It’s free to join for anyone wishing to be part of the community. Last year there were 21,000 members and FEMA would like to see that multiply, so sign up today! Once you’re a […]

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National Preparedness Report Highlights Public-Private Partnerships as Needing Improvement

May 31, 2013 Leave a comment dridrive

In a report that evaluates national preparedness, infrastructure and public-private partnerships were called out as areas for improvement. “The nation has made important progress in the national areas for improvement identified in the 2012 NPR-Cybersecurity, Recovery-focused core capabilities and integration of individuals with disabilities and access and functional needs-but challenges remain.  Enhancing the resilience of […]

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Here’s a Tasty and Telling Metric for You: The ‘Waffle House Index’!

May 24, 2013 Leave a comment dridrive

How to measure all things BCP is always a hot topic.  Here’s a metric best served piping hot!  And press reports this week say it was used to assess the severity of the Oklahoma tornado impact. “The Waffle House Index is an informal metric used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine the […]

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DRI Participates in the Central Bank of the Philippines Business Continuity Awareness Week

December 3, 2012 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Jerome P. Ryan As vice-chairman of the board of DRI International, I had the great honor of being invited to be the keynote speaker at the Central Bank of the Philippines (BSP) Business Continuity Awareness Week. This was a wonderful opportunity for DRI International, as DRI continues to extend its international outreach and participate even […]

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Partnership with the National Foundation for Women Legislators

October 26, 2012 Leave a comment dridrive

Everyone at DRI International is proud to announce that we have joined forces with the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), expanding the foundation’s disaster relief and preparedness efforts. Both organizations share the common goal of identifying and implementing effective solutions that will improve disaster preparedness and awareness across the nation. DRI International will join […]

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