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While the Ebola outbreak has been contained in some countries, the threat is far from over. Rainy seasons and constantly changing conditions continue to leave West Africa (and elsewhere) at risk for a resurgence of this deadly virus. Our team has unique experience implementing operational strategies and components to fight Ebola when it returns. We can also help you prepare right now.
A dilapidated, underresourced 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.
It seems simple: your organization needs to get something from point "A" to point "B". If that something is a document, you may be sorted. If you need to move critical medication, equipment or supply donations to remote regions after a disaster and ensure that they arrive on time, at the right temperature and in the right hands, contact us.
The 2012 storm season showed us that effective planning for severe weather provides invaluable resilience to life and property. We also learned some difficult lessons about the challenges of wide area assessment and the importance of public and private sector infrastructure resiliency. New York City’s preparations for hurricane Sandy began, effectively, in 2005. Severn years later, a comprehensive set of operational strategies and components ensured that all necessary resources were available to New York City as its coastal storm plan was activated. Members of the Global ER team have extensive knowledge in Coastal Storm Planning. Whether you represent a local government seeking to enhance it's resiliency, a corporation that needs to ensure business continuity in the wake of a storm or an organization that can't allow weather to impede its mission, we've got you covered.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
We'll work with your organization to identify funding sources and create compelling requests for funding that will advance your objectives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.