Disaster Declaration

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1. Disaster Declaration is the process to activate the BC, DR or CM plan after a disaster or emergency had occurred.

The organization via the Disaster Declaration Officer can request for a disaster declaration from the Crisis Management Team with a preliminary damage assessment from the Damage Assessment Team.

Related Terms: Disaster Declaration Officer, Alert, Activation, Damage Assessment.


BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 5: Plan Development CL 2B: Intermediate (BC)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 5: Plan Development CL 2C: Intermediate (CM)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 5: Plan Development CL 2CC: Intermediate (CC)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 5: Plan Development CL 2D: Intermediate (DR)

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)


Types of Plans

2. A formal announcement by pre-authorized personnel that a disaster or severe outage is predicted or has occurred and that triggers pre-arranged mitigating actions (e.g. a move to an alternate site.

(Source: Disaster Recovery Institute International / Disaster Recovery Journal - DRII/DRJ)