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Austin ARMA Workshop: Disaster Preparedness

  • BBVA Compass 5800 N Mopac Expy Austin, TX, 78731 United States (map)

Austin ARMA Presents

Disaster Preparedness

Speaker: Bret Adams

Why is it important to prepare for the unexpected? What are essential records? How are they identified? How are they protected?

This workshop will provide information on:

  • The Essential Functions
  • Risk Assessments and Analysis
  • Things to consider when responding to a records emergency
  • Considering environmental control, pest control and fire protection
  • Identify and Protect Vital Records
  • Continuity of Operations 
  • Recovery Considerations

To help illustrate points discussed videos will be shown while in class.  Plus, a short in-class exercise will be included to ensure attendees have a thorough understanding of the lesson. 

Cost:  $35.00 for Members; $45 for Non-Members

Download the Registration form HERE.

Registrations should be received by Monday, June 9, 2015.


Speaker: Bret Adams, MCP

Government Information Analyst
Texas State Library and Archive Commission
State and Local Records Management Division

Bret Adams is a Government Information Analyst with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.  He has a varied background including personnel and program management, training design and instruction, accounting and finance, and records management, both stateside and overseas.

He functions as a senior-level consultant to state agencies and local government officials and employees on records management advising on legal requirements and best practices pertaining to filing, storing, retention, safeguarding, and disposing of records and information in all media.  Bret serves as the agency’s continuity of operations (COOP) coordinator responsible in directing the preparation to continue mission-critical functions during and after an emergency or disaster.

He garnered a BBA from North Texas State University (now known as University of North Texas) and an MSA from Central Michigan University, and served in the Air Force for nearly eight years active duty including during Operation Desert Storm.  He became a certified Professional Continuity Practitioner in 2009 and a Master Continuity Practitioner in 2011 through FEMA. 


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