The Brandon Emergency Support Team is a partnership between Business, Industry, and the City of Brandon to provide effective community education so the general public knows what to do in an emergency. B.E.S.T. is dedicated to increasing emergency preparedness in Brandon and surrounding area. The team was created in 1999 and continues to support both the community and team members in their emergency preparedness activities.
What is the Brandon Emergency Support Team?
The Brandon Emergency Support Team has been created to provide effective community education so the general public knows what to do in the event of an emergency.
The City and the business community have similar interests and responsibilities when it comes to being prepared for an emergency. The City must ensure the safety of its citizens while maintaining as many regular services as possible. The business community must work with the municipal emergency services in response to an incident and act as a technical resource to civic officials so the best informed decisions can be made.
These response activities can be easier and more effective when the public understands ahead of time what is expected of them. It is the goal of B.E.S.T. to have the public, media, public officials and the business community educated to a level where they will have a positive influence on the out-come of any emergency incident.
Who belongs to B.E.S.T.?
B.E.S.T. welcomes anyone with an interest in emergency preparedness. Our membership is made up of concerned and dedicated people who live and work in and around Brandon. Our business members include:
- Agricultural suppliers
- Fuel dealers
- Health Care facilities
- Non-governmental organizations
The City of Brandon is the primary supporter of B.E.S.T.
What are the advantages to joining B.E.S.T.?
B.E.S.T. is the most effective way to deliver emergency preparedness information to Brandon and the surrounding area.
B.E.S.T. develops programs that are well suited to our community. Every member has the opportunity for direct input and impact on any of our programs.
B.E.S.T. provides one consistent message about emergency preparedness by establishing a uniform public education program based on input from its members. There is no need for every business or organization to design and provide their own public education program.
B.E.S.T. shares information on new trends and initiatives in emergency preparedness.
B.E.S.T. provides access to a variety of expertise through our diverse membership. This helps members find solutions to their preparedness concerns.
B.E.S.T. presents a positive community profile.