Emergency Management Preparedness

Limited resources, personnel, and budgets force organizational managers to identify and prioritize corporate assets deemed most critical to ensuring preparedness and/or mitigation of an undesirable event. Effective and thorough preparedness planning and mitigation strategies can help ease the strain on limited resources. Without preparedness planning and mitigation strategies, critical assets could be left exposed to risks and in the end cost more resources.

Preparedness Planning: When an organization faces complex internal or external risks, the challenge is to effectively prepare for or mitigate calculated threats. To ensure your organization’s infrastructure is sustainable during any type natural, manmade, or technological event, PSI provides experts who understand the critical steps to developing successful continuity of operations (COOP) plans, business continuity plans (BCP), Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) planning, and solutions for all phases of emergency preparedness.

Mitigation Strategies: Second to preparedness planning, PSI helps establish the structures, specifications, and protocols to mitigate risks and the effects of incidents. This may include, for example, the design and development of emergency operation centers (EOCs), occupant emergency evacuation plans (EOPs), relocation sites with communication and transportation strategies, plans, and SOPs.

PSI’s preparedness planning and mitigation strategy planning align to emergency preparedness management programs from both commercial best practices and those of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Prioritization of what is important to an organization can be challenging and substantive skill and cooperation are required to determine the preparedness level of activities needed to ensure successful response to and recovery from an incident.