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Partnership Gives Businesses Ground-Breaking Access

Written by  Mark Haimowitz

For the first time ever, thanks to a unique public and private partnership, businesses throughout New York State will soon be able to gain special emergency access at the time of a major disaster. Never before has a public/private joint emergency planning effort resulted in such a monumental outcome. New York City and the City of Buffalo, in conjunction with the not-for-profit Business Network of Emergency Resources (BNet), have teamed up to introduce the Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS). The CEAS program is designed to help business owners, both large and small, mitigate the potential damage and financial losses that may result from an unforeseen emergency or catastrophe by allowing critical staff access during an emergency event. In the past, when police were forced to close off streets, roads and public passageways as a result of an emergency event, it was a matter of “no access” or “who-you-know access” for area