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  • Outbreak Prevention Preparedness Detection and Response

    Learning from the Covid 19 Pandemic and the recent Sudan ebolavirus disease outbreak in Uganda is clear. Comprehensive prevention strategies rely on strong public health systems, universal health coverage and all-hazards health emergency planning and preparedness. The ability to detect outbreaks early and alert quickly is critical. Responses that engage tested, operational strategies and capabilities save lives and conserve valuable resources. Our extensive experience in each of these areas uniquely positions our team to deliver.

  • Health Systems Strengthening

    A dilapidated, under-resourced health system is a veritable recipe for vulnerability when disaster strikes. We can help you ensure that your beneficiaries have access to safe, effective and resilient health services. In an emergency, there's nothing people want more.

  • Humanitarian Logistics

    A humanitarian organisation's utility relies on its ability to get the right resources to the right place at the right time (and ideally for the right price). If you need to move critical medication, equipment or supplies to remote regions after a disaster and ensure that at the right temperature and into the right hands, contact us.

  • Severe Weather Event Impact Planning and Preparedness

    Preparedness for storms, flooding, heat waves, droughts, and extreme cold events saves lives protects property and promotes an early recovery. Robust, operational planning and proactive responses communities and organisations to conserve valuable resources for use when an exigent need arises. Members of the Global ER team have extensive knowledge in Coastal Storm Planning. Whether you represent a local government seeking to improve its resilience, an organisation that needs to ensure business continuity or an organisation that won't permit weather to derail its mission, we've got you covered.

  • Healthcare Facility Evacution

    The word “evacuation” is likely to make most hospital administrators cringe – and rightfully so. The history of healthcare facility evacuation is replete with stories of loss of lives lost, unprecedented risks taken and tough choices made beyond the window of opportunity. Events such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Iowa Floods of 2008 have shown us that the lack of planning and preparedness leads to tragic loss of life and irreparable damage to communities. During Hurricane Sandy New York City evacuated thousands of patients from over 35 healthcare facilities. Impressively, this extensive operation was completed without a single fatality. Whether it's a horizontal evacuation where patients must be relocated within the confines of a medical center or a vertical evacuation where evacuees must leave the facility, the key to a successful operation is granular, actionable planning.

  • Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)

    Even a temporary failure of an organization or government to operate effectively can be a career-ending experience. Global ER can work with your team to develop effective, compliant and actionable COOP planning strategies that will ensure you continue to do what you do best.

  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program Development

    The implementation of CERT Teams throughout the US has shown that community members are one of the most robust assets we have immediately following a disaster. Global ER can help your local jurisdiction form a CERT team, integrate with the rest of the responder community and apply for funding.

  • Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)

    EMAC is a mutual aid agreement between states and territories within the US that enables states to share resources during natural and man-made disasters, including terrorism. Essentially, it's a structure that enables governments to help their neighbors when they lack the resources they need to respond and recover. We can help your jurisdiction develop the tools needed to harness the power of resources from neighboring jurisdictions that may be able to help when you need it.

  • Advance Warning Systems

    It's not always possible to know when a disaster may strike. When we do know, minutes and hours can make the difference between life and death. We can help you develop mission critical systems to communicate clearly communicate with your employees, citizens, volunteers or organizational partners.

  • Pre-drafted Mission Request Development

    "Send us everything..." The essence of emergency planning lies in the granularity of the operational strategies and components you have to meet your objectives. Knowing what you have and what you need is the key to effective response and recovery operations. When asking for help, it's critical that governments and organizations We can help you develop the "asks" that you will need when disaster strikes. This way, you can receive the resources you need, when you need them.

Grant Program Development

We'll work with your organization to identify funding sources and create compelling requests for funding that will advance your objectives.

  • Disaster Preparedness

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides state and local jurisdictions with funding to enhance their emergency responders' capacity to prevent, respond to, and recover from a weapons of mass destruction terrorism incident involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive devices and cyber-attacks. We can help you learn more about these opportunities and apply for funding.

  • Assistance to Firefighters

    In the wake of 9/11, the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program was created to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Funding from this program can help responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. We can help your agency develop winning requests for this critical funding.

  • Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG)

    Derived from post-hurricane Katrina legislation, the EMPG Program provides federal funds to assist state, local, tribal and territorial governments in preparing for all hazards. This program is designed to promote a system of emergency preparedness for the protection of life and property from hazards and to vest responsibility for emergency preparedness jointly in the federal government and the states and their political subdivisions. We'll help you navigate these sometimes complex pathways and develop funding requests that translate into dollars for your jurisdiction.

  • Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

    The HSGP supports the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities for a secure and resilient Nation. Notably, these funding streams are not exclusive to any single level of government, organization, or community. Global ER can help you develop requests for support across the programs five mission areas: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery.

  • Hazard Mitigation

    The effort to reduce or eliminate the risks from hazards to people and property is critical to effective resilience. This work is best developed in concert with long term planning that takes place before disaster strikes. Let Global ER's team of resilience experts work with you to identify how your business, organization or jurisdiction is vulnerable and what you can do to protect yourself.

  • Budget and Investment Justification development

    As federal grant recipients know, effective reporting is the key to retaining long-term funding streams. Our budget and grant experts can help you develop clear justifications that speak to your mission while aligning yourself with the granter's priorities and compliance policies. We'll help you ensure that you keep the awards you receive.

Training and Exercises

An effective emergency plan is only as effective as the people who will implement it, when the need arises. We can help your team to develop engaging trainings that ensure that your people know what to do, when to do it, and why their role is critical. Exercises, drills, and other experiences help to give your team a clear vision of the challenges with which they will be presented when a plan is activated. Our specialists have real-world experience that translates into realistic scenarios that will excite, challenge and expand your team's knowledge and capability.