Strengthening Government Disaster Response and Recovery Efforts in Emergency Management
Since 1985, our primary focus has been helping the U.S. federal government, states, and local agencies with emergency preparedness, emergency response, and disaster recovery from emergency events of all kinds—from terrorism to catastrophic natural disasters.
You can count on IEM’s professionals, our emergency management experience, and our knowledge. We know what works in the real world because we've been there. Our strong core of specialists and subject matter experts in disaster management honed their skills in federal agency positions and in top state and local homeland security and emergency leadership positions.
IEM has applied our winning formula of people, experience, and technology to hundreds of disaster and emergency management projects for Federal, state, and local government agencies and the private sector worldwide to ensure they are prepared and well equipped to manage an emergency or a disaster when it occurs.
Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning/Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
IEM has developed hundreds of COOP plans for federal, state, and local agencies; major U.S. cities; and quasi-governmental organizations. Our services cover all types of hazards and include business impact analyses, plan development, and exercises. We conduct all of our COOP and BCP work using a proven approach that is highly collaborative, while minimizing the amount of work required of the customer organization.
From pre-disaster planning, technical assistance, and staffing support during recovery to post-disaster mitigation project management, IEM works to help communities reduce loss of life and property and move toward disaster resiliency.
IEM's risk-based tools and capabilities help customers pinpoint disaster preparedness strategies and tactics that will be effective across a wide spectrum of potential hazards so that the best approaches to managing consequences are implemented before a disaster occurs.
IEM helps communities identify and explore all options and resources to support full disaster recovery in the days, weeks, and months following a disaster by supporting public officials, planners, and community members in implementing a long-term planning process that ensures a disaster-resilient and economically stable community in the future. Read more.
When a disaster strikes, IEM can quickly deploy experienced personnel for on-site operational and technical support for any size and duration of disaster response operation, bolstering an agency's response operations to allow for continued efficiency.
Our evacuation planning work encompasses both the development and review of functional plans and the use of sophisticated modeling and simulation tools to determine the most effective evacuation strategies following a disaster or an emergency.
IEM’s strategic emergency planning expertise, coupled with our knowledge of federal grant programs, helps jurisdictions develop a prioritized picture of their current capabilities and then package that information into updated strategic planning, improved grant applications, and overall grants management.
Modeling and Simulation
IEM has pioneered the development of a strategic and comprehensive modeling and simulation approach that measures the degree of protection provided by various techniques and strategies, putting emergency planning and decision making on a quantitative basis.
Prevention and Protection
IEM supports the development, deployment, and testing of strategic, tactical, and operational plans and systems for potential terrorist threats in order to protect against and prevent terrorism and other security threats.
Public Outreach and Education
IEM’s systematic approach to public outreach reflects our commitment to placing emergency management on a solid scientific foundation. IEM's communications and subject matter experts can provide an agency's public information and communications staff with support in situational awareness briefing development, media relations coordination, and other crisis communications activities.
Risk and Vulnerability Assessment
IEM’s disaster risk and vulnerability assessments provide a foundation for determining the options and countermeasures available for mitigating a variety of threats, which include the prioritization of assets and threat events in order to make informed decisions on the implementation of protection initiatives and projects.
Training and Exercises
IEM ensures that training outcomes are always linked to critical program and mission goals. We have extensive experience developing and delivering training for mission-critical systems and processes. We also assist emergency managers and public safety and security officials in designing and delivering discussion-based as well as operations-based exercises. From tabletop and functional to command-post and full-scale, IEM exercises are consistent and compliant with DHS Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) guidelines. See more.
Transportation Security and Incident Management
IEM’s successful transportation security strategies are built on a thorough understanding of travel demand characteristics, transportation supply capability, and transportation operations.