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WRITING THE PLAN

Getting It Down on Paper

No one plans to fail; they just simply fail to plan.

DISASTER RECOVERY JOURNAL

INTRODUCTION

Writing a plan is not difficult. It is as simple as telling a story to someone. It is the story of what to do. It addresses the basic concepts of who, what, where, when, why, and how of a process. Although you cannot predict exactly what will happen where, upon reflection, you can identify the basic steps that must be done in any emergency.

Throughout your plan writing process, keep in mind that emergencies affect people in different ways. Some will panic, others will sit and wait for the expert (but many are really waiting for someone else to take responsibility for any recovery errors), and some will make ...

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