All Hands Supports NY-NJ-CT-PA Regional Catastrophic Planning Efforts

COLUMBIA, MD - January 2, 2010 - All Hands Consulting (www.AllHandsConsulting.com), a emergency management and homeland security consulting firm, announced that it has been selected by the NY-NJ-CT-PA Regional Catastrophic Planning Team (RCPT), co-chaired by the New York City and Northern New Jersey Urban Area Working Groups, to provide ongoing services related to regional catastrophic planning.

The Indefinite Quantity Delivery Contract is for Professional Emergency Planning Services. "All Hands is excited about this opportunity to support the nation's largest metropolitan area," said All Hands President Steve Davis. "AHC has assembled a team that has incredible expertise in comprehensive emergency management, catastrophic event planning, training and exercises and real-life disaster management, as well as homeland security." AHC has provided similar services to the Miami and Fort Lauderdale Urban Area Security Initiative since its inception in 2003.

The All Hands team, which includes partner firms Tetra Tech and PBS&J, specializes in comprehensive approaches to emergency management and homeland security. "The combination of skills, knowledge and experience included on our team makes us uniquely qualified to support the Regional Catastrophic Planning Team," Davis said.

The RCPT is a steering committee that oversees a major all-hazards catastrophic planning effort funded through the Department of Homeland Security's Regional Catastrophic Planning Grant Program (RCPGP). The regional project site for New York City and Northern New Jersey also includes Long Island, several New York counties, and portions of Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Members of the RCPT represent the interests of stakeholders throughout their communities, including counties, cities, businesses, non-profit groups and volunteer efforts. One of the primary objectives of the RCPT is to create a foundation for ongoing regional collaboration in emergency management issues.

Since 1995, All Hands Consulting (a trade name for DavisLogic Inc.) has supported over 100 clients on comprehensive emergency management and planning projects for risk assessment, continuity of operations planning, strategic planning, capabilities assessments, and training and exercises. The firm has been hired by some of the country’s largest urban areas to develop comprehensive regional plans, including Miami/Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles/Long Beach and has supported numerous planning, training, and exercise projects for federal, state and local government as well as the private sector.

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