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Welcome to All Hands Consulting, where our commitment to the development or enhancement of Comprehensive Emergency Management Programs (CEMP) is characterized by a flexible and tailored approach. Our project methodology incorporates up to eleven distinct elements, designed to address the unique needs of each client. These services can be seamlessly provided sequentially, concurrently, or as standalone offerings based on specific client requirements.

Our expertise extends beyond program development – we offer targeted training sessions integral to the creation or improvement of emergency management programs. These sessions are crafted to empower teams with the knowledge and skills essential for effective program implementation and execution.

Recognizing the importance of collaboration and knowledge dissemination, we go a step further by providing workshops and training sessions specifically tailored for local governments. These sessions delve into the intricacies of emergency management programs and strategic plans, offering practical insights and equipping participants with the tools to navigate the complexities of their roles effectively.

At All Hands Consulting, we understand that every organization is unique, and our commitment is to provide not just a service but a collaborative partnership. By engaging with us, clients can expect a bespoke approach that aligns with their specific goals and challenges, ensuring a comprehensive and effective emergency management program tailored to their needs.

Join us in building resilience and preparedness through a dynamic and adaptable partnership that empowers your team and organization for success.

A jurisdiction’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) establishes a framework for an effective comprehensive emergency management program. A CEMP describes the basic strategies, assumptions, policies, operational goals and objectives, and mechanisms through which a jurisdiction will mobilize resources and conduct activities to guide and support emergency management efforts through prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. To facilitate effective response and recovery operations, the CEMP adopts a functional approach that groups the types of emergency assistance to be provided into Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) and groups recovery tasks into Recovery Support Functions (RSFs).

AHC staff, working for and in close coordination with the jurisdiction’s emergency management staff, will provide administrative, research, planning, publishing services and best practices required to develop a complete CEMP. All of our planning efforts are consistent with FEMA’s CPG 101, Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans.

AHC Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

All Hands Consulting, your trusted partner in designing robust and effective emergency response procedures. Our focus is on assisting your organization in developing meticulous Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that form the backbone of a coordinated and efficient response to any emergency. Here's how we tailor our approach to meet your needs:

  1. Comprehensive SOP Outlines: All Hands Consulting collaborates with your organization to design response SOPs, ensuring that each department or agency has a clear outline for their specific role in emergency response. These outlines serve as the foundation for structured and effective action.
  2. Encouraging SOP Development: We advocate for a proactive approach by encouraging departments, agencies, and organizations to write SOPs. Our emphasis is on fostering a culture of preparedness, where every entity understands and documents its role in the overall emergency response plan.
  3. Stakeholder Identification: We work with you to identify and compile a complete listing of all relevant departments, agencies, and organizations involved in the basic plan and emergency support functions. This ensures a comprehensive understanding of the collective responsibilities within the response framework.
  4. Responsibilities Sub-Listing: We provide a detailed sub-listing of responsibilities for each department, agency, or organization involved, creating a clear hierarchy of tasks. This sub-listing ensures that everyone understands their specific roles and contributes to the overall effectiveness of the response plan.
  5. SOP Format Development: Our team assists in developing a standardized format for SOPs, ensuring consistency and clarity across all documents. This format serves as a user-friendly template for creating detailed checklists and action steps.
  6. Responsibilities Distribution: All Hands Consulting takes the initiative to distribute lists of responsibilities to each department, agency, or organization involved. This step lays the groundwork for the subsequent development of SOPs and checklists.
  7. SOP/Checklist Development: We guide each entity in developing SOPs and checklists for their respective responsibilities. These documents serve as practical guides, outlining specific action steps to be taken during an emergency.

By partnering with All Hands Consulting, your organization not only gains access to our expertise but also fosters a culture of preparedness that is essential for effective emergency response and recovery. Together, we build a resilient framework that ensures a coordinated and well-executed response in times of crisis.

Using the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) organization / structure as per the CEMP Basic Plan, AHC will help establish EOC operating procedures and to develop staff action guides (SOPs) for each EOC staff position.

All Hands Consulting's Program Assessment Service – your key to fortifying resilience and elevating emergency preparedness. Our comprehensive program assessment goes beyond the surface, offering a meticulous evaluation of your emergency management initiatives. Here's a snapshot of what our service entails:

Holistic Evaluation: Our seasoned experts conduct a thorough examination of your existing emergency management program. This includes a comprehensive analysis of planning, response protocols, recovery strategies, and mitigation measures.

Strategic Insights: We provide actionable insights derived from the assessment, offering a strategic roadmap to strengthen the core elements of your emergency management program. Our goal is not just to identify weaknesses but to empower you with targeted solutions for improvement.

Customized Recommendations: Recognizing that every organization is unique, our assessment service delivers tailored recommendations crafted to address your specific challenges and goals. Whether it's refining existing protocols or implementing new strategies, our approach is bespoke to your needs.

Operational Efficiency Enhancement: We go beyond theoretical analysis to enhance the operational efficiency of your program. This includes recommendations for organizational structure, streamlined procedures, and the development of effective Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Training and Skill Development: Understanding the importance of a skilled workforce, we provide guidance on training programs to equip your team with the necessary skills for seamless emergency response. Our focus is on creating a culture of preparedness and proficiency within your organization.

Actionable Recommendations: We don't just identify areas for improvement; we provide concrete and actionable recommendations. Our insights are designed to empower your organization with strategic enhancements that strengthen your overall preparedness and response capabilities.

Adaptability to Change: In an ever-evolving landscape, we understand the importance of adaptability. Our assessments consider emerging threats, technological advancements, and industry best practices, ensuring that your emergency management program remains dynamic and responsive.

Expert Guidance: Our team comprises seasoned professionals with extensive experience in emergency management. We bring a wealth of knowledge to the table, offering expert guidance and industry insights that add value to your overall emergency preparedness strategy.

All Hands Consulting, where our expertise extends beyond the expected. Specializing in Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Review and EOC Vulnerability and Capability Assessment services, we offer a comprehensive suite of solutions to fortify your emergency preparedness. Here's how we go above and beyond:

  1. Thorough EOC Review: Our seasoned professionals conduct a meticulous examination of your existing Emergency Operation Center, providing insights to enhance both its physical infrastructure and operational efficiency. We don't just identify areas for improvement; we offer actionable recommendations to elevate your EOC's overall effectiveness.
  2. Comprehensive Operational Enhancement: We take a holistic approach to improve your EOC. This includes organizational development, where we assist in structuring your EOC organization for optimal functionality. Our experts contribute to crafting a robust Operations Manual and developing Staff Action Guides for each EOC Position, ensuring seamless coordination and clear guidelines during critical situations.
  3. Tailored Training Solutions: Recognizing the importance of skill development, we provide training services to equip your team with the knowledge and expertise essential for efficient EOC operations. Our training programs are customized to meet the unique needs of your organization, fostering a culture of preparedness and proficiency.
  4. Software Selection Guidance: In an era where technology plays a pivotal role, we guide you in selecting the right software solutions for your EOC. Our experts assess your specific requirements and recommend software tailored to enhance your capabilities, ensuring optimal utilization of resources during emergency response.
  5. Innovative EOC Design Services: We don't just enhance; we innovate. Our EOC design services go beyond conventional approaches, incorporating innovative solutions to create an EOC that is not only functional but also adaptive to the evolving landscape of emergency management.

At All Hands Consulting, we understand that true preparedness requires a comprehensive and forward-thinking approach. By choosing us, you are selecting a partner dedicated to transforming your EOC into a resilient hub capable of navigating the complexities of emergency response with agility and effectiveness. Welcome to a new era of emergency management excellence.

All Hands Consulting, where our commitment to elevating emergency management programs is exemplified through our cutting-edge program evaluation tool. Developed and successfully implemented in collaboration with North Carolina, Florida, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, our tool stands as a testament to our industry-leading expertise.

Our Approach:

  1. Customized Program Profile: Leveraging our specialized program evaluation tool, we collaborate with Emergency Management Coordinators to develop a tailored program profile. This profile serves as a comprehensive snapshot, providing an in-depth analysis of the current status of the program.
  2. Strategic Roadmap: Our detailed report doesn't stop at assessment; it serves as a strategic roadmap. We identify program areas requiring immediate development, updating, or improvement in the first year. Additionally, we outline elements earmarked for accomplishment during the second year and subsequent phases. This strategic sequencing ensures a phased and efficient enhancement process.
  3. Actionable Insights: The report goes beyond identification, offering actionable insights. We not only pinpoint areas in need of attention but provide clear recommendations, ensuring that improvements align with your program's unique goals and challenges.
  4. Staff and Budget Alignment: Recognizing the importance of resource allocation, our report includes precise staff and budget requirements. This ensures a transparent understanding of the necessary investments, facilitating informed decision-making in the pursuit of program development and enhancement.

Why All Hands Consulting:

  1. Proven Tool Success: Our program evaluation tool, refined through collaboration with prominent entities such as FEMA, has a proven track record of success. It brings a level of precision and efficiency to the assessment process that sets us apart in the industry.
  2. Collaborative Partnership: At All Hands Consulting, we believe in collaboration. We work closely with Emergency Management Coordinators and a myriad of stakeholders, fostering a partnership that goes beyond assessment to actively empower your team in implementing strategic improvements.
  3. Holistic Program Enhancement: Our approach isn't just about fixing immediate issues; it's about building a resilient program for the future. We ensure that each enhancement contributes to the overall resilience and effectiveness of your emergency management program.

Choose All Hands Consulting for a partnership that transforms assessment into action, propelling your emergency management program toward a future of efficiency, adaptability, and preparedness. Welcome to a new era of strategic program development.

AHC consultants can relieve this burden by assisting with the complete cycle of FEMA PA Program delivery, including:

Development of eligible scopes of work to repair or replace disaster-damaged infrastructure,, Completion of required Project Worksheets (grant documents) to obtain the maximum possible amount of Federal assistance, Providing insurance specialists to maximize insurance proceeds from existing policies, Resolving appeals and providing advocacy for dispute resolution, Identification of Hazard Mitigation opportunities, and Development of Long Term Community Recovery (LTCR) Strategies, necessary to return disaster-impacted communities to conditions that are often more sustainable than they were prior to the disaster.

All Hands Consulting provides various Corporate Preparedness Planning services that facilitate the development and delivery of comprehensive emergency management services. Using site data and graphics, information is made readily available to school, hospital, industry and government response officials to aid in making strategic and tactical decisions for real-time incidents such as a chemical release, a bomb threat, or intruder incident.

All Hands bring decades of experience to projects providing development and design support for Field Operating Guides (FOGs) as actionable, tactical tools. The AHC team offers quality technical writing and graphic design capabilities to ensure that the final products are easy to understand and professional in appearance.

Based on the Incident Command System (ICS), ”pocket guides” can be produced for each type of disaster responder or emergency management roles (based on CEMP emergency function schedule).

The AHC approach is based on case studies and disaster research conclusions. The plan and procedures will provide research based strategies and guidelines to accomplish evacuation or shelter in place operations.