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How to create an emergency evacuation plan

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In the wake of recent tragic events in London, Egypt and New Orleans, GMAC Global Relocation Services has released a report offering advice to companies on how to create an emergency evacuation plan. The report was researched and written by Kirsten Kubala Cleveland, the company's manager of Strategic Services, and discusses what she calls companies' "fundamental responsibility to protect their employees," then offers a step-by-step approach to creating an effective emergency evacuation plan. The entire text of "Emergency Evacuation – Is Your Company Prepared?" can be downloaded free at The report covers steps for large and small companies. It touches on the importance of identifying key personnel who will be responsible for putting a plan together and then assembling the company's crisis management team. The report also discusses the importance of having employees assemble and have handy a "Departure Kit" for themselves a...