Emergency Management & Continuity of Operations Team
At Rescue Awareness Solutions Training & Consultants, our team offers an all hazards approach to emergency management and continuity of operations. We can assist your company in equipping themselves to handle all four phases of the emergency management cycle. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines the four phases as follows:
FEMA defines mitigation as any activities that prevent an emergency, reduce the chance of an emergency happening, or reduce the damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies. Mitigation activities take place before and after emergencies.
Rescue Awareness Solutions Emergency Management and Continuity of Operations team offers numerous mitigation opportunities, including our hallway/stairway evacuation equipment, AED’s, and Belt Trauma Kits. The Belt Trauma kits are available for purchase through our online store. These devices and equipment are strategically placed throughout your facility and are coupled with our periodic staff training to maintain staff competency. Our no worries maintenance programs guarantee your equipment is always in proper working condition. Mitigation opportunities are tailored to client’s specific needs.
FEMA defines preparedness to Include plans or preparations made to save lives and to help response and rescue operations. Preparedness activities take place before an emergency occurs. Preparedness involves the following cycle: Plan, Organize/Equip, Train, Exercise, Evaluate/Improve.
Our team can perform a Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis for our clients. Utilizing this information, we can work with your organization’s stakeholders, and your community to create a team to formulate plans. Then working with your stakeholders, we can create and design exercises and drills. Once the drills are conducted, we can evaluate and improve on the plans based on after action reports.
FEMA defines response as actions taken to save lives and prevent further property damage in an emergency situation. Response is putting your preparedness plans into action. Response activities take place during an emergency.
FEMA defines recovery to Include actions taken to return to a normal or an even safer situation following an emergency.
Recovery includes getting financial assistance to help pay for the repairs. Recovery activities take place after an emergency.
Business Continuity Planning
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), more than 40% of businesses never reopen after a disaster, and for those that do, only 29% were still operating after two years. Businesses are learning after the devastating impacts of increasing natural disasters and man-made disasters, that a disaster plan is essential — even if you think you’ll never need to use it. Don’t let a disaster be the reason the doors of your business are closed forever. Rescue Awareness Solutions Emergency Management and Continuity of Operations Team can formulate a Business Continuity Plan that is tailored to your company’s specific needs.