Training your staff and volunteers on the action plans is a great way not only to improve your hazard preparedness, but also to increase the likelihood that your plans will be executed quickly, efficiently, and safely. Training strategies such as tabletop exercises are a good option to do “dry runs”. This gives your employees a good idea of what might actually happen in an emergency, and it helps build muscle memory, so necessary actions still get done even when tensions are high. Running drills for specific situations, such as fire drills, shelter-in-place/active shooter drills, and other emergency drills is also beneficial You can also train staff and volunteers in situational awareness, so they are more generally aware of their surroundings. Above all, it is imperative that you don’t let your plans stagnate and use after-action reports to get an idea of how you can improve and iterate your plans.