NEDRIX (Northeast Disaster Recovery Information X-Change) is a non-profit organization, formed in 1991, that provides continuity and crisis management professionals access to real time governmental agencies information during a crisis or event. This is accomplished through our Public / Private Sector (PPS) Directive and our automated notification tool, NEDRIX Notify*.
Through NEDRIX Notify we have the ability to coordinate bi-directional communications bringing the latest incident assessment to our members and providing any business impact back to the governmental agencies.
NEDRIX has PPS teams throughout the Northeast that are led by the Board Director of the PPS initiative. There are Team Leaders identified for each State along with Team Members that work with their State and local government to act as a liaison between the public and private sectors.
NEDRIX also provide industry best practices and an opportunity to meet and share ideas and experiences with peers through conferences and symposiums held throughout the year.
Our members receive continuing education points for all our conferences and events which is needed for them to maintain the Continuity Business professional certification.
Flu season has begun! Are you protected? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by various flu viruses that spread when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. About 5 to 20 percent of people in the United States get influenza each year. Flu related complications include pneumonia and dehydration, which can last one to two weeks. In some cases, the flu can also lead to death.
If you get sick with flu symptoms, stay away from others as much as possible to keep from infecting them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends staying home at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or necessities.
While vaccination remains the best line of defense against flu, there are simple everyday preventive actions you can take to help fight the spread of germs such as washing your hands frequently and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
If you haven’t received your flu vaccination, use the vaccine finder to locate a clinic near you!
Dogs and cats are not immune to cold weather. If it is cold for you, it is cold for them! As the winter months approach, don’t forget to keep your pet safe. Create a pet disaster supply kit similar to the one you prepare for yourself. Their kit should include:
- · Food and water for at least five days for each pet;
- · Sturdy leashes, harnesses and carriers; and
- · Current identification, medications and medical records.
All pets need appropriate protection against the cold weather. If you have a short haired breed, consider getting a coat or sweater with a high collar or turtleneck for them to wear.
While outside, keep your pet close to you to avoid encountering antifreeze, a sweet but deadly poison that may be accessible on roads and in garages or driveways. Do you know the signs of antifreeze poisoning? Symptoms usually appear 30 minutes to an hour after ingestion and occur in two phases.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals lists guidelines to protect your animals when the mercury dips. Taking extra precautions during colder months will make sure your four-legged family members stay safe and warm!
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