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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
QWhat is the Comprehensive Planning Guide (CPG) 101?A
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.
QWhat are some of the key components to preparedness?A
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.
QWhat is the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and what are the benefits?A
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.
QWhat is the Preparedness Cycle and what are some of the processes involved?A
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.
QWhat is emergency preparedness?A
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.
During the past three years your organization has provided our city with excellent support in the areas of grant writing, mitigation, reporting, liaison assistance with both federal and state officials, and logistical support for reporting deadlines.Their work has been a major factor in our recovery success, helping us to recover from that devastating flood and to deal with the often complex and difficult FEMA recovery process.I can confidently recommend your organization as a solid and reputable contractor, and experts in their field.
Your knowledge of the complex governmental regulations and equally complex insurance and adjusting issues really helped the County maximize the public assistance that was available after all of these disasters. You delivered what you promised and we are confident in your ability and the ability of your firm to provide these services fully on a technical and professional level, yet be able to translate in a clear and concise manner the intricate and sometimes subjective FEMA regulations which we could not have done without you. Without hesitation, we would recommend you and your firm to anyone that is faced with the processing of large and complex disaster loss claims.
Severe storms dumped massive amounts of rain in the Southern Tier of New York State in the summer of 2006, resulting in widespread flooding.
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.
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