Preparedness

Preparing today can help you immeasurably tomorrow. A sudden disaster can cause catastrophic damage and interrupt the operations and livelihoods of your organization or community indefinitely. Our experts are your trusted advocates, here to help you prepare for the unexpected and build you up to a position of faster recovery sooner if disaster should strike.

Preparedness refers to measures taken to prepare for and reduce the effects of disasters — to predict and, where possible, prevent disasters, mitigate their impact on vulnerable populations, and respond to and effectively cope with their consequences. How you plan for a disaster determines how quickly you recover. The Tidal Basin professional planning team has the qualifications and experience preparing, training, exercising, and executing plans to continue essential services post-crisis and reduce possible effects.

Preparedness Grant

Preparedness Grant Management

  • Homeland Security (HSGP)
  • Transit Security
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
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Mitigation

  • Mitigation Plans
  • Pre-Disaster (PDM) Mitigation Grant Program
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Planning

  • Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP)
  • Business Continuity Plans (BCP)
  • Vulnerability and Business Impact Analysis
  • Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)
  • Long Term Recovery Plans
  • Mitigation Plans
  • Debris Management Plan
  • Compliance Reviews - Super Circular
  • GAP Analysis
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Training

  • FEMA Programs and Procurement
  • FEMA Debris Management
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Exercises

  • Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Compliant
  • Tabletop and Full Scale
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Our Tidal Basin team has the unmatched experience, resources, and network to mobilize quickly, evaluate thoroughly, and work closely with you on your preparedness plan. Our experts include planners, engineers, project managers, insurance specialists, emergency managers, tribal liaisons, and other key professionals with extensive experience working on some of the worst natural and man-made disasters over the last thirty years.

Frequently Asked Questions

To thoroughly prepare your organization or community from disaster, it is important to take a step back and realize your preparedness options. Listed below are some common questions.
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    What is the Comprehensive Planning Guide (CPG) 101?
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    CPG 101 is a guide developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). CPG 101 is designed to help both novice and experienced planners navigate the planning process. Used in its entirety, this guide provides information and instruction on the fundamentals of planning and their application.

  • Q
    What are some of the key components to preparedness?
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    Typically a good preparedness process involves six key steps. They include:
    a. Knowing and assessing your risks and vulnerabilities.
    b. Estimating capabilities to address those risks.
    c. Building and sustaining your capabilities.
    d. Developing plans to manage the entire life cycle of a potential crisis.
    e. Validating plans through exercises.
    f. Reviewing and updating plans.

  • Q
    What is the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and what are the benefits?
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    NIMS is a comprehensive, nationwide systematic approach to incident management. There are several benefits to NIMS, including:
    a. Enhanced operations and collaboration.
    b. Scalability and flexibility.
    c. Promotion of an all-hazards approach to preparedness.
    d. Enabling of a wide variety of organizations to participate effectively in emergency management or incident response.
    e. Institutionalizing professional emergency management or incident response practices.

  • Q
    What is the Preparedness Cycle and what are some of the processes involved?
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    The Preparedness Cycle is a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking corrective action in an effort to ensure effective coordination during incident response.

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    What is emergency preparedness?
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    Emergency preparedness is taking action so you are ready for emergencies before they happen. The objective is to simplify decision making during emergencies and to reduce or prevent fatalities or injuries through emergency preparedness response.

Who We
Have Helped

Discover in detail how our team of professionals is playing an instrumental role in helping hundreds of organizations, governments, communities, not-for-profits, and private sector clients prepare and maximize their financial recovery sooner from the worst disasters.
Tidal Basin assigned a uniquely-qualified project management team with extensive, existing knowledge of our region to this initiative. Their knowledge and experience with developing products that close gaps and are responsive to stakeholder needs was evident throughout the project. Tidal Basin was effective at confirming the need/project scope at the outset of the project. The stakeholder working group sessions that were facilitated by Tidal Basin revealed a more nuanced planning need (a coordination tool instead of an operational response plan), and Tidal Basin quickly adapted to this shift in project scope. Despite this change, Tidal Basin was able to provide an end-product that exceeded our expectations. I found the team to be particularly responsive to communications (email/phone) and well-suited to elicit difficult/nebulous information from the planning stakeholders and translate that into a written product. Tidal Basin always exhibited great customer service throughout the project and I highly recommend Tidal Basin without reservation. In fact, I have used them multiple times!
Andrew Slater
Program Director - NVERS Northern Virginia Emergency Response System
The Tidal Basin team did an excellent job planning and executing the Evacuation Workshop in a way that was engaging and informative. Our staff was energized and still talking about how great the workshop was days later. We look forward to our next opportunity to work with the Tidal Basin Healthcare team.
Jennifer Calero
Emergency Management Director - Palmetto General Hospital

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When Hurricane Katrina struck, bringing with it widespread flooding and damage, the City of Slidell took the brunt of the storm. Located just 30 miles north of New Orleans, the two cities were both hit full-force by the destructive power of the hurricane. Unfortunately for Slidell, the nation first focused on the recovery of New Orleans. The City of Slidell didn't begin its recovery operations under Adjusters International had been hired, bringing the expertise required to turn the recovery process around.

  • 1670-DR-NY Severe Storms and Flooding
  • Caruthersville School District No 18, Missouri
  • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Onondaga County, New York
  • Knapp Medical Center, Texas
  • City of Sanibel, Florida
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • 1827-DR-NY Severe Winter Storm
  • Minot Park District, North Dakota
  • Tulane University, Louisiana

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