The Fairfax County BEOC
Business Emergency Operations Council
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We are a consortium of businesses who are working with Fairfax County Government officials and the Office of Emergency Management to enable focused and timely communications and to foster a greater understanding of what it means to be a resilient business in Fairfax County.
The BEOC was created to enable better coordination and collaboration between businesses, with a presence in Fairfax County, and local government officials when preparing for, responding to, and recovering from, disasters or other events with the potential to impact normal operations.
Participation in the BEOC is completely voluntary and open to members of the private sector, including large and small businesses, trade associations, universities, think-tanks, and non-profits. During response activities, BEOC members are linked into Fairfax County's Emergency Operations Center.
What We Do
The BEOC works with Fairfax County on short-term and long-term goals for county preparedness.
Alert and Notification
The county will alert the BEOC if there is a disruption that requires a response from or action by the BEOC membership.
Each member of the organization will utilize information from the county in order to activate their own response plan.
The county will coordinate with the council for assistance in post-incident activities. The goal of every business is to prepare for long-term economic recovery.
The Fairfax County Business Emergency Operations Center (BEOC) exists as a result of exemplary public-private partnerships between local government and forward-planning corporate citizenry. All parties have a deep attachment to ensure community resiliency to better serve our residents, customers, and business owners.
The BEOC has committed to the growth and expansion of participation across all business avenues and is currently supported by voluntary representation from the following sectors, which include but are not limited to: hospitality, banking, legal services, real estate, telecommunication, consulting services, and information technology.
The Fairfax County Business Emergency Operations Council (BEOC) serves as a vehicle of information sharing between the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management and the businesses of Fairfax County regarding matters of emergency management. On behalf of myself and/or the company/organization/association/entity named below, I hereby acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions for participating as a member of the BEOC.
There will be no priority service offered to any entity participating within the BEOC.
Entity acknowledges that its participation in the BEOC is voluntary and agrees to waive any claim for compensation. Entity further agrees that it will bear its own costs associated with participation in the BEOC.
Entity acknowledges that the Fairfax County Government will not grant immunity or protection from the law relating to possible criminal or administrative violations as a result of participation in the BEOC.
Entity agrees that it will not represent to the public, either explicitly or implicitly that its activities, products, or services are sanctioned or endorsed by Fairfax County due to its participation in the BEOC.
In filling out the information below on behalf of the Entity, I agree to the above terms and conditions for participation as a member of the BEOC.