Planning

Implementation-ready emergency plans are an essential cornerstone to any preparedness effort. As a component of planning, comprehensive assessments are a necessary first-step in the initiation of any preparedness activities. We develop plans in accordance with industry standards including CPG-101, CPG-201, NIMS, HICS, EMAP, and a variety of NFPA standards including 1600 and 3000. EPS provides a wide array of planning services including:

  • Traditional Hazard Analysis as well as Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA).

  • Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) and Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans (CEMPs), including functional and hazard-specific annexes.

  • Business Continuity and Continuity of Operations Plans (BCP/COOP).

  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC) plans and Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs).

  • Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) planning and program development.

  • Job aids, such as charts, maps, templates, diagrams, and checklists to support consistent implementation of plans

We recommend complimenting all planning services with training to familiarize stakeholders with the plan and exercises to validate the plan.

Client Testimonial

Emergency Preparedness Solutions did a fantastic job for the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) through their expertise in emergency management operations and training, their thoroughness in approach to all tasks, ability to communicate effectively to all stakeholders, and their project management abilities. EPS was contracted to update and field-test EOC training scenarios for the airport community. They developed a comprehensive plan for achieving the objectives, executed the plan efficiently, and were nimble in response to the findings of their research. This has resulted in the airport industry now having an EOC exercise and training tool that is based on sound learning objectives and appropriately validated by experts within the industry. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with the EPS team again.

Marci Greenberger, Senior Program OfficerTransportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine