Bayamon, Puerto Rico, September 15th, 2014 -- In 2004, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated September as National Preparedness Month. The event encourages citizens across the United States to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools and communities.
Emergency preparedness requires attention to not just specific types of hazards, but also to steps that increase preparedness for any type of hazard. National Preparedness Month encourages people, businesses and communities to be ready in the event of a natural or manmade disaster.
Being prepared is especially crucial for any type of business. According to Ready.gov, up to 40% of businesses affected by a natural or human-caused disaster do not reopen. An Ad Council survey reported that 62% of respondents said they do not have an emergency plan in place for their business.
“Statistics show that companies and institutions that have not planned for a disaster can experience devastating results,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “National Preparedness Month is a wakeup call for those who have not yet developed a disaster plan. At Zimmetry, we provide a wide range of emergency services to identify and monitor both indoor and outdoor environmental hazards that may occur in the event of a disaster. These may include chemical, physical and biological threats and hazards. A number of companies and institutions across Puerto Rico have already developed a relationship with Zimmetry for our environmental services. We encourage others to contact Zimmetry so that they too are prepared to handle and respond to an unexpected event.”
About Zimmetry Environmental
Since 2002, Zimmetry Environmental has been providing environmental consulting services to building owners and managers, architects, engineers, EHS professionals and Fortune 500 companies. The company is based in Puerto Rico and provides services across the Caribbean and Central America. The professionals at Zimmetry offer environmental compliance, indoor air quality (IAQ), asbestos, lead-based paint, Phase I ESAs and general environmental consulting services.