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Emergency Response Planning

CIS consultants have assisted clients around the world in assessing and improving their readiness with emergency response planning.

Emergency Response Planning

Unfortunately, organizations that stake their emergency response planning readiness on broadly-applied corporate SOP documents or business continuity plans are ill-prepared for the realities of high stress and imminent events, and often discover a tragic truth in Benjamin Franklin’s words.

Over the past twenty years, organizations around the world have turned to CIS for assistance in improving the emergency readiness of their facilities against a wide spectrum of hazards.  

Emergency Readiness Assessment

All emergency planning projects commence with a basic risk assessment to identify unique threats or consequences specific to the facility (e.g., terrorism, industrial hazards, etc.). During this stage, a physical assessment is conducted to assess the facility’s infrastructure capabilities (e.g., communications, monitoring systems, etc.), egress design, refuge options for hazardous events, assembly areas, and additional issues.

Upon completion of the assessment, a report is presented to the client with recommended improvements essential to new emergency procedures.

The Emergency Response Plan

After essential improvements have been identified and a plan for remedy is underway, CIS works with the client to author a new all-hazard Emergency Response Plan (or improvement of existing plans). Activities undertaken at this stage often include structuring Emergency Response Teams and zone captain systems, designing improved processes for emergency communications, designating safety zones (e.g., assembly areas, shelter-in-place rooms, severe weather shelters, etc.) and authoring a system of event-specific emergency procedures for best performance, safety, clarity, and organization.

Some of the types of event annexes contained in our ERPs include:

    • Bomb Threats
    • Suspicious Object/Possible IED or IDD
    • Suspicious Mail Response
    • Suspicious Vehicle/Possible VBIED
    • Explosion/Post-Blast
    • Death
    • Hazardous Materials Incidents (e.g., outdoor, indoor, etc.)
    • Suspected Chem-Bio Attack (Covert)
    • Non-Threatening Trespass/Suspicious Person
    • Precautionary Lockdown
    • Imminent Threat/Armed Attack
    • Escalated Person
    • Workplace Threats and Threatening Behavior
    • Hostage Situation
    • Suicidal Ideation
    • Communicable Disease
    • Medical Emergencies
    • Mass Casualty Situations
    • Tornado (e.g, tornado watch, tornado warning, etc.)
    • Earthquake
    • Sudden Severe Weather
    • Hurricane
    • Fire
Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Employee Training

After the new Emergency Response Plan is complete and ready for promulgation, CIS conducts a series of live training classes to instruct employees in critical aspects of the new plan. In addition to employee training, separate sessions are scheduled to instruct ERT members and zone captains on more complex details of the new procedures.

Upon completion, all documents and media developed as part of the project are transferred to the client in editable format for long-term use.

Experience and Accolades

    • CIS consultants have assisted a diverse spectrum of organizations in assessing and improving readiness for active shooter events. Our emergency planning clients include corporations, community organizations, financial institutions, industrial facilities, schools and universities, and religious institutions.
    • CIS consultants include court-qualified expert witnesses on emergency management.
    • CIS subject matter experts have trained thousands of professionals worldwide in emergency planning topics. In addition to professional-level students, CIS has trained thousands of client employees and ERT members as part of emergency planning projects.

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