Tuesday 24 August 2010

In the Event of a Volcanic Eruption:

The following was seen hanging on the wall in a Microsoft Office room in downtown Redmond while helping out at the Puget Sound Small Business Server User Group (PSSBS) last week:


Volcanic Eruption

In the Event of a Volcanic Eruption:

. . .

Please note that the above image has been rotated counter clockwise.

Being a prairie boy, the above emergency procedure bulletin was a bit of an eye opener as there were no threats from volcanoes there.

In this case, the point to be made is that we need to be aware of any possible threats to our personal security and wellbeing while travelling outside our borders. A volcanic eruption certainly was not a consideration during my stay in Redmond last week.

Investigating some of the emergency response needs for an eruption has gone on my To Do list so that I can at least be aware of what may or may not be required if something indeed happens on my next trip there!

This type of investigation is not unlike the assessments we would do on behalf of our clients for disaster readiness.

It always pays to be prepared.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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