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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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
I wanted to make everyone aware of a free resource (with no commercial agenda) that is now available to the Search and Rescue (SAR) community. This is a project that was developed by members of the SAR community who simply have the
desire to make SAR personnel more effective searchers. The web site is supported through an endowment. International Search and Rescue (ISAR) Alliance Training
Library The Frank Parker Training Library
is made up of a set of structured instructional modules designed to be used by
Training Officers to help them to train personnel in “how to search”. These modules have been crafted by Dave Perkins and Pete
Roberts, the fathers’ of “critical separation” and other innovative search
field skills. All the documents in this training library are free. Visit the ISAR Alliance web site at ISARAlliance.com and click on “Training Library”: The aim of these training modules are to achieve certain
“how to search” proficiencies. These
proficiencies include: Understanding of …