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.
Registration for the National Urban Areas Security Initiative Homeland Security Conference is now open
Please register now and join us in San Francisco June 20-23, 2011.
The National Urban Areas Security Initiative Conference, Inc., in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Grant Programs Directorate, is hosting its 5th annual conference in San Francisco this June 20-23. Please register now and join us in San Francisco June 20-23, 2011.
The EOC needs an effective information management system to work.
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS DURING A DISASTER The following problems are often seen at all EOC levels:
Activation takes place after the fact resulting in a “catch up” process.Lack of good and complete information at the beginning.Possible loss or degraded communications capability.Possible loss or late arrival of key, trained staff.Often a shortfall of resources available to meet demands.Lack of inter-agency coordination. Information management is…
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