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Providing Safety Solutions
When a crisis or disaster strikes, it is important to be prepared for all phases of an emergency situation, in case emergency personnel are unable to plan, respond and provide recovery services to facilities in a timely manner. Today’s business, political, environmental and social conditions are pushing virtually everyone to some level of emergency planning.
This includes traditional emergency response and planning practices, such as building evacuations and protection of buildings and contents, as well as extensive and intricate strategies that will assist in business continuity, records protection, emergency communications, people movement and management, identification of emergency response needs, training for occupants and personnel and a host of other aspects that will aid in responding to even unexpected conditions.
JENSEN HUGHES understands the breadth and depth of emergency planning needs, and has supported facility owners and managers with emergency preparedness for over 30 years. We offer a range of services that cover both pre-event planning and post-event response:
- Baseline Needs Assessment
- Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
- Emergency Response Plan Development
- Evacuation Modeling
- Blast Effects Analysis
- Severe Weather Analysis
- Hazardous Materials Planning
- Mass Notification System Design
- Security System Audits / Design
- Online / On-Site Training
- Facilitation of Drills and Exercises
- Catastrophic Response Services
The Four Phases of EMAP
In its narrowest sense, emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework to reduce the vulnerability of facilities to hazards and to cope with disasters.
At JENSEN HUGHES we take a broader view of EMAP. FEMA defines EMAP as occurring in four phases: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.
Mitigation — refers to the series of up-front activities that can be performed to either prevent or lessen the impact of an emergency event. It is important to understand the hazards posed by the materials or processes involved and then evaluate the impact of the potential threats on initiating an emergency event.
Preparedness — encompasses all activities related to preparing for emergency events, including establishing well-thought-out emergency procedures, training emergency response personnel, and performing table-top exercises ensure effective coordination during an incident response.
Response — includes actions taken by fire fighting, law enforcement, hazmat, and facility personnel to save lives and protect property during an emergency event.
Recovery — is the post-event phase that addresses the physical restoration of the impacted property and the return to normal business operations.