Providing Disaster and Continuity of Operations Consulting for Governmental Agencies and Corporations.
Emergency management is rapidly becoming a way of doing business in the private sector, as well as expanding its traditional role in the public sector. Organizations, both public and private, must make every effort to plan for, respond to, and recover from threats from, or impacts of manmade and natural disasters. The corporate world has begun to realize the importance of maintaining business continuity during a disaster in order to survive. “Bridging the Gap between the Private and Public Sector” is not only our motto, but a vital component during disaster recovery to assure success. As crisis management becomes more prevalent in the private sector, the importance of participation and communication between the private and public sectors to facilitate recovery will become clear. Our pledge to you...
Emergency Management Support Services
Four keys to coping with disaster and recovering from its effects are:
1) an effective preparedness plan,
2) early and timely warnings and advice,
3) a sound response plan, and
4) a fast paced, progressive recovery plan.
These essentials will allow you to maintain continuity of operations and to get your agency functioning at full efficiency after a disaster. read more
Emergency Management principles we stand by:
- Comprehensive: consider and take into account all hazards, all phases, all stakeholders and all impacts relevant to disasters.
- Progressive: anticipate future disasters and take preventive and preparatory measures to build disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient for our clients.
- Risk-driven: use sound risk management principles (hazard identification, risk analysis, and impact analysis) in assigning priorities and resources.
- Integrated: ensure unity of effort among all levels of government and the private sector and all applicable elements of clients.
- Collaborative: create and sustain broad and sincere relationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate a team atmosphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication.
- Coordinated: synchronize the activities of all relevant stakeholders to achieve a common purpose.
- Flexible: use creative and innovative approaches in solving disaster challenges.
- Professional: value a science and knowledge-based approach; based on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public and private stewardship and continuous improvement.
Early Alert, Inc. can provide expert emergency management consulting to your agency, combining emergency management and continuity of operations. This program includes situational awareness, training and education, decision making and continuity of operations support in concert with existing emergency and growth management plans. All services will comply with and conform to the National Response Plan, National Incident Management System, industry standards as well as state and local emergency plans.
Our Emergency Manager services include:
Our EM services provide access to operational best practices that would be too difficult or time consuming to develop in-house or deploy at a moments notice.
- Provide a Professional Emergency Manager, either on-site or in constant contact, for consultation and emergency response during threats of manmade, natural disasters (e.g. tropical cyclones) and other threats.
- Provide access to a Professional Emergency Manager for routine emergency management matters for planning, coordination with state and local officials and supervision of emergency management plans as directed.
- Provide and coordinate an Incident Management Support Team (IMST) for continuity of operations.
- Provide short and long term recovery assistance to include FEMA Public Assistance (PA) and Individual Assistance (IA).
Early Alert's strength is its ability to provide extremely detailed, organization specific, information to the appropriate agency authority in the emergency operation center. This information will assist in identifying which protective actions to take during the most severe impact, while maintaining close coordination with local and state officials, thus improving continuity of operations.
Emergency Management On-Site and Off-Site Support Services
- Comprehensive Emergency Management consulting to include: Continuity of operations; Strategic analysis; Local emergency management response guidance for tropical cyclones.
- Consultation and emergency response during threats of manmade, natural disasters (tropical cyclones) and other threats as activated by the agency authority.
- Access to a Professional Emergency Manager for routine emergency management matters for agency planning, coordination with state, county and public sector officials and oversight of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan CEMP as directed.
- Immediate recovery support for post storm recovery operations and make available options for long term recovery support. Provide and maintain tropical cyclone situational awareness.
- Recommendations as to what risks should be identified.
- Specific continuity of operation advice on tropical cyclone response.
- Telephone calls with lead hurricane team member during development of tropical storms and/or hurricanes.
- Conference calls as needed during tropical storm or hurricane threats within 72 hours of landfall.
- Specific risk analysis for the unique characteristics of agency.
- Recommended information updates to existing emergency plans, checklists, operational objectives, and milestones.
- Recommended updates to assure consistency with local and State plans and procedures.
- Recommended updated information to existing recovery plan in concert with Local, State and Federal recovery procedures for declared disasters that are consistent with Public Assistance (PA) and Individual Assistance (IA) requirements.
- Reports following landfall of tropical cyclones relating to; planning for, responding to and mitigation.
- Post hurricane season critique review.
- Situational Awareness and Early Alert Warning
- Twenty-four hour monitoring of tropical cyclone activity during the Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season, to including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.
- Tropical cyclone consulting from leading experts in emergency management and hurricane meteorology.
- Daily electronic e-mail Bulletins and Special Reports during tropical cyclone activity.
- Electronic e-mail ALERTs in concert with the National Hurricane Center's forecast containing specific recommendations for protective actions.
- Internet services to include a Web page, linked to the agencys web site, with unique information pertaining to protective action recommendations as required by the agency for impending extreme hazards. (Optional)
Training and Education
- In-service training on the National Incident Management System NIMS and the Incident Command System to assure NIMS compliance as required by HSPD 5 and 8, Federal and State agencies.
- In-service training for management and staff on emergency plans, specific planning and operational considerations, and employee response and recovery concerns.
- Table-top exercise in concert with the agenc'ys emergency plans and procedures.
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Emergency Management Planning
Early Alert partners with our clients and provides subject matter experts with the appropriate knowledge and experience. By teaming with our client we will have the capability to identify resources from all key functional areas within the organization and solicit applicable external representation to address all areas of concern.
Addressing both public and private programs our team will establish a common set of assessment criteria for disaster management, emergency management, and business continuity programs that fits your needs. These criteria may be used to evaluate current programs or to develop, implement, and maintain a program to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies.
All work will conform to NFPA 1600 - Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs and all four phases of disaster/emergency management will be addressed: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
We start with comprehensive hazard identification including, but is not limited to, the following types of potential hazards:
- a) naturally occurring hazards that can take place without the influence of people and have potential direct or indirect impact on people, property, and the environment), and
- b) human-caused events.
Key services include:
- Perform specific needs, risk and gap analysis for your unique characteristics.
- Review and update existing emergency plans.
- Develop a Continuity of Operations Plan incompliance with FEMA, EMAP and NFPA 1600 standards.
- Develop a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) and Procedures including all components of Planning, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation.
- Supply checklists for operational objectives and milestones.
- Interface existing emergency plans into the CEMP and assure consistency with County and State plans and procedures.
- Provide a phased recovery plan in concert with Local, State and Federal recovery procedures for declared disasters that are consistent with Public Assistance (PA) and Individual Assistance (IA) requirements.
- Prepare post-event reports following a disaster relating to planning, responding, recovery and mitigation.
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- Hurricane evacuation maps updated on East, Gulf coasts
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