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Funeral Home Facilities

“Did you know that according to OSHA regulations, nearly every employer - including funeral homes - is required to have an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)?” – (NFDA)

There is a statistic that is often quoted today and it states “80% of businesses affected by a major incident close within 18 months.”  Although the actual number has often been debated, according to a report prepared by Continuity Central (2008), titled Business Continuity Statistics: Where Myth Meets Fact, researchers are less confident with the “80%” figure but appear confident that following a catastrophic event many business’ will fail. So why not learn what your risks are and take the necessary action to minimize the threat to you and your facility and BE PREPARED.

“Private-sector preparedness is not a luxury; it is a cost of doing business in the post-9/11 world. It is ignored at a tremendous potential cost in lives, money and national security.” ― The 9/11 Commission Report

“It is important for the funeral home to know exactly the protections afforded by its state in advising its employees how to assist someone suffering an illness or emergency.” — (NFDA)

In your absence, do your employees know what to do if an unexpected event were to happen?


Does your state have a Mass Casualty Response Plan? If so, would you know what to do if asked to participate?

Are you prepared should a mass casualty event occur in your area? Is your staff familiar with state and local protocols?

Do you know what an EFAC is? You will most likely be asked to participate.


Have you ever participated in a mass casualty tabletop exercise or a drill?


Do you own more than one facility? Each location has its own unique characteristics and risks and one Emergency Action Plan (EAP) will most likely not work for all facilities.


Let Emergency Management Consulting assist you in developing your Emergency Action Plans and Mass Casualty Plans for your funeral home(s).