Emergency Preparedness

The Emergency Preparedness Committee established their Mission Statement:

Building owners and managers must develop or update a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan for each building based on reasonable threat analyses to prepare for future emergencies and to provide a safe working environment for their tenants. Industry guidelines and any federal, state or local regulations must recognize that emergency preparedness plans for individual buildings will differ and that a “one-size-fits-all” approach is unworkable and ill-advised. We have provided links for planning, training and volunteering for any event you can imagine.

BOMA Columbus wants to provide the most updated information for the commerical real estate manager.  Our site will offer you information on BOMA International resources, Federal resources and State and Local resources as well as seminars and training opportunities.


BOMA International

BOMA International has extensive resources on Emergency Preparedness.  You can use the link below to view their information: BOMA International Security and Emergency Preparedness Site- http://www.boma.org/research/securityandemergencypreparedness/Pages/default.aspx

  • BOMA Columbus members have access to additional resources at BOMA International by logging into their website and accessing the Preparedness Team Site in MyBOMA.
  • BOMA’s Emergency Preparedness Guidebook includes updated information and checklists to plan for and manage all types of events, including public health emergencies and terrorism.


Federal Resources

  • The Department of Homeland Security has developed preparedness guides for commercial facilities.

With the continued outbreaks of Ebola in the U.S. and increased terrorist threats and attacks, here are several resources to help prepare for events that may disrupt building operations.

State and Local Resources

Red Cross for Disaster Training, CPR First Aid Certifications, Preparedness  and Volunteer Opportunities. http://www.redcross.org/oh/columbus

Franklin County Dept. of Homeland Security and Justice Programs http://ohsjp.franklincountyohio.gov

Franklin County Emergency Management Association for Volunteer Disaster Training, Preparedness and Business Recovery:  http://fcemhs.com/

Link to Columbus Public Health for local updates on health related threats:  



Seminars and Training

Please refer to the various organizations above for Seminars and Training opportunities as well as the BOMA Columbus website. Recent training from BOMA Columbus has been on self defense and active shooters.