Ensure planning by your enterprise or facility is aligned with core principles and best practices in emergency and crisis management.
We help you prepare for the worst. Have you kept your frameworks, procedures and resources up to date? Are you confident that your corporate emergency preparedness – for the enterprise as a whole, and for each satellite location and center – is sufficiently integrated and synchronized? Is your emergency preparedness plan aligned with national emergency preparedness standards such as DHS’s NIMS and ICS protocols?
Hillard Heintze works closely with clients in industry and government to establish an all-hazards approach to comprehensive, well-defined emergency preparedness, crisis management, business continuity and consequence management plans that span all critical phases – from mitigation and emergency preparedness to response and recovery.
Development & Assessment of Emergency Management Plans (EMP)
We can help you assess, update or create your emergency preparedness and management plan. It’s important that it aligns with your current emergency management capabilities as well as the National Response Framework, including the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS). It’s also vital that your plan reflect your entity’s mission, culture, objectives and internal working environment, among many other factors.
Crisis Management, Communications and Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning
In close collaboration with your teams, we can develop a plan to address unexpected threats with strategic consequences to your organization that require major decisions made quickly. Your plan must address the risks associated with severe weather and other natural events, leadership crises, technological incidents, workplace violence and risks to the entity’s mission, brands, performance and reputation, among other matters. We can help you establish a comprehensive plan to ensure that your business or agency can continue performance of essential functions under a wide range of circumstances.
Development and Assessment of Resilience Strategies
Hillard Heintze specializes in developing resilience strategies that help clients anticipate, adapt, and quickly recover from unforeseen and unplanned events. We leverage field-tested, practical and proven methodologies to evaluate your organization’s resilience characteristics, core capabilities and critical dependencies. We then help you integrate key security, emergency management and business continuity priorities into a robust and highly customized action plan.
Risk Assessment Training
Our experts develop training programs and curricula that highlight the distinction between threat and risk as a critical success factor for resilient organizations. We place a core focus on how to leverage the full spectrum of risk – threat, vulnerabilities, and consequences – to identify critical assets and prioritize resource allocations during emergencies or disasters.