Subscribe to Emergency Notification Systems
Building members should subscribe directly to emergency notification alert systems to receive the most timely and accurate information. While BOMA/Chicago may also email building members regarding emergency situations, our email communications serve as a secondary source of information; the information is derived from official sources such as the OEMC and the National Weather Service.
After you subscribe, please remember to update your information regularly with updated staff information.
BOMA/Chicago forwards email communications in advance of a known event, during an ongoing event, and when monitoring an event through OEMC. Our goal with these communications is to provide building members with information (such as type of event, traffic restrictions and road closures, and links to additional information)that will assist with decision making. However, the ultimate decision regarding building member tenant communications and whether or not to lock down, shelter in place, or evacuate, is the responsibility of building management.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND INITIATIVES
The following resources and initiatives were discussed at the March 2018 Open Preparedness Committee Meeting:
Below are links to additional local, state and federal resources:
SECURITY BEST PRACTICES LIBRARY
BOMA/Chicago has completed an initial Security Best Practices Library for BOMA/Chicago members. The goal of the project was to develop documents that would transition well into the policy and procedure work already completed. Each document addresses a security or life safety situation commonly faced in commercial office buildings that can be considered when drafting site-specific response plans. Each can be customized depending on the characteristics and circumstances of an individual building.
PREPAREDNESS COMMITEE BLOG POST
Check out our latest blog post highlighting the Preparedness Committee's recent achievements, ongoing work and goals, written by Committee Chair Erin Parks with Sterling Bay.
JOIN BOMA/CHICAGO'S PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE
If you're a property manager with life safety/security responsibilities, security director or a building engineer, and you are interested in joining BOMA/Chicago's Preparedness Committee, please contact Ron Tabaczynski, BOMA/Chicago Director of Government Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 870-9611, or Erin Parks, BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee Chair at email@example.com.