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All Hands Consulting, your trusted partner in homeland security and emergency management excellence. Our comprehensive suite of services includes consulting, project management, technical assistance, planning, training, and exercises, catering to a diverse clientele comprising local, state, federal, and foreign government agencies, business and industry stakeholders, as well as emergency response organizations.

Our Distinctive Offerings:

  1. Expertise and Global Impact: At All Hands Consulting, our principals have played pivotal roles in developing and disseminating cutting-edge homeland security planning and training programs, both within the USA and globally. This includes expertise in all phases of community and industrial emergency management, disaster response planning, and search and rescue operations.
  2. Innovative Planning and Training Programs: We take pride in being at the forefront of innovation. Our team has actively contributed to the development of new and innovative homeland security planning and training programs. These initiatives are designed to address the evolving landscape of threats and challenges, ensuring that our clients are equipped with the latest strategies and methodologies.
  3. Holistic Approach to Preparedness: All Hands Consulting believes in an integrated approach to homeland defense and terrorism preparedness. We advocate for the integration of these programs within the jurisdiction's All-Hazards Comprehensive Emergency Management Program (CEMP). This inclusive approach ensures a cohesive and coordinated response, leveraging the existing foundation of emergency management.
  4. CEMP as the Foundation: We firmly believe that the Comprehensive Emergency Management Program (CEMP) is the cornerstone of effective homeland security, defense, and terrorism preparedness. The CEMP, its supporting plans, and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) collectively serve as the foundation for a robust and adaptive preparedness strategy.

Why Choose All Hands:

  1. Proven Track Record: Our track record speaks for itself. All Hands Consulting has a history of successful engagements, contributing to the resilience and preparedness of organizations across various sectors.
  2. Global Perspective: With a global perspective, we bring insights and best practices from diverse regions, enriching our clients' preparedness strategies with a well-rounded and adaptable approach.
  3. Inclusive and Collaborative Approach: We believe in collaboration. Our approach is inclusive, working closely with clients to tailor solutions that align with their specific needs and challenges.
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We believe that a homeland defense or terrorism preparedness program should be inclusive to the jurisdiction’s All-Hazards Comprehensive Emergency Management Program rather than developed as a separate program. A Comprehensive Emergency Management Program (CEMP), the supporting plan, and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) serve as the basis for homeland security, defense, and terrorism preparedness.


Our THIRA process closely follows FEMA’s Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201, Second Edition which was released in August 2013.  In addition, we use the identified threats and hazards in setting capability targets for each core capability identified in the National Preparedness Goal as required in Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 8: National Preparedness. These core capabilities are typically assessed using the State Preparedness Report (SPR) assessment tool.

All Hands Consulting is a national leader in conducting THIRAs having completed eight THIRAs for Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) cities and for other local emergency management programs nationally.  All Hands was the first in the nation to conduct a THIRA and the THIRA we did in 2012 for Baltimore was noted as an exemplar by FEMA for others to follow.


Development of a Municipal Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS)

The Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) is an enhanced local health and medical response system that addresses the special requirements in response to terrorist incidents and other public health emergencies.

Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Services

All Hands Consulting has been providing comprehensive services under the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) since the inception of the program in 2003.  All Hands has directly supported 16 UASIs with various services and was responsible for the National Urban Areas Security Initiative and Homeland Security Conference planning for the first six conferences. As a result, we are intimately familiar with the grant program requirements and guidelines.

All Hands provides UASIs with homeland security and emergency management planning, training and exercises as well as strategic planning and capability assessment services. Projects have also included: project management, technical assistance, development of Homeland Security Strategies, Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and completion of the State Preparedness Report (SPR). All Hands supported the first THIRA using the SPR process for the Phoenix UASI and piloted the Capability Estimation process as part of a capability assessment and strategic planning process for the Baltimore UASI.

These services complement our full array of training and exercises services which we provide to local, state, federal, and foreign government agencies, business and industry, and emergency response organizations.