Steve Davis is President of All Hands Consulting, an emergency management firm focused on Comprehensive Emergency Management, Business Continuity, Homeland Security, and Disaster Recovery -- activities that share a common mission: they are all aimed at reducing the impact of disasters on our lives and our operations.
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A new weather term entered the lexicon this week when the National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued its first-ever Potential Tropical Cyclone (PTC) advisory Sunday afternoon, highlighting the threat of a strong tropical wave in the central Atlantic that is likely to affect the Windward Islands as a tropical storm. Another system in the northwest Caribbean remains on track to move into the Gulf of Mexico, where it could affect areas from Texas to Florida as a tropical storm later this week.
The new Potential Tropical Cyclone advisories will provide more detailed guidance on systems that are not yet at depression strength but that have a chance of intensifying and bringing tropical storm or hurricane conditions to land areas within 48 hours. In their announcement of this and other service changes for 2017, NHC said: “Under previous longstanding NWS policy, it has not been permitted to issue a hurricane or tropical storm watch or warning until after a tropical cyclone had formed. Advances…
What is an Emergency Management Consulting Firm? I am often asked what I do.
When I answer that I am an Emergency Management Consultant, I typically
get an odd look (unless I am talking to an Emergency Manager). I typically explain that we help governments,
businesses, communities, and people prepare for disasters. But emergency management is complex and
should involve the whole community.
Today’s blog is an attempt to answer the
question: What is Emergency
Management Consulting? Emergency management consulting firms, and emergency
management consultants, help clients with their emergency management
programs. Emergency management is
defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as “The managerial
function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce
vulnerability to threats/hazards and cope with disasters.” We describe emergency management as a comprehensive program
to prevent and mitigate hazards and to prepare for, respond to, and recover