Planning Guides and Templates

FEMA – Continuity of Operations Template

The purpose of this Continuity Plan Template is to provide guidance and sample information for the development of continuity plans and programs in accordance with Federal Continuity Directives (FCDs) 1 and 2 for the Federal executive branch. Continuity planning facilitates the performance of executive branch essential functions during all-hazards emergencies or other situations that may disrupt normal operations.

Tech Target – Small Business Disaster Recovery Planning Template

Learn everything you need to know about small business disaster recovery planning in this guide, and download a free sample business continuity template.

“Business Continuity Planning: A Step-by-Step Guide with Planning Forms,” by Kenneth L Fulmer & Phillip Jan Rothstein

This easy workbook format shows managers new to Business Continuity Planning how to quickly develop a basic plan and keep it updated. If you've been tasked with developing a basic business continuity plan and aren't sure where to start, this workbook with sample forms, checklists, templates, and plans will walk you step-by-step through the process. The book is aimed at single/few location companies with up to 250 employees and is more oriented to an office environment, especially where computer operations are critical.  This is a book resource that is available on Amazon and through other major bookstores.

“Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Template With Instructions and Examples,” by Erik Kopp

This is intended for small businesses and limited budgets. It includes ready-to-use editable templates. This is a book resource that is available on Amazon and through other major bookstores.