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 from inci…