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All Hazard Planning

Successful operations occur when organizations know their roles, understand how they fit into the overall plan, and are able to execute the plan.


Planning makes it possible to manage the entire life cycle of a potential crisis. Strategic and operational planning establishes priorities, identifies expected levels of performance and capability requirements, provides the standard for assessing capabilities and helps stakeholders learn their roles. The planning elements identify what an organization’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) should include for ensuring that contingencies are in place for delivering the capability during a large-scale disaster.

Early Alert partners with our clients and provides subject matter experts with the appropriate knowledge and experience. By teaming with our client we will have the capability to identify resources from all key functional areas within the organization and solicit applicable external representation to address all areas of concern.


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Emergency Planning & Review

An efficient and successful recovery starts well before a disaster event takes place. The key components to coping with a disaster and recovering from its effects are:

  • An effective preparedness plan;
  • Early and timely warnings and advice;
  • A sound response plan; and
  • A well-coordinated, progressive recovery plan to maintain continuity of operations.

To help our clients accomplish this, our team is able to provide experienced, all-hazards planners to support the evaluation, creation and/or revision of all planning documents in support of your disaster response and recovery operations and to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and requirements.


Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

We provide Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) using a 4 step common risk assessment process that helps you agency or business understand its risks and estimate capability requirements. The THIRA process benefits you by mapping you risks to the core capabilities, enabling you to determine:

  1. Desired outcomes,
  2. Capability targets, and
  3. Resources required to achieve their Capability targets

The outputs of this process inform a variety of emergency management efforts, including: emergency operations planning, mutual aid agreements, and hazard mitigation planning. Ultimately, the THIRA process helps communities answer the following questions:

  • What do we need to prepare for?
  • What shareable resources are required in order to be prepared?
  • What actions could be employed to avoid, divert, lessen, or eliminate a threat or hazard?


Planning Capabilities

Our team’s planning capabilities available to our clients include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Comprehensive Emergency Management Planning (CEMP)
  • Continuity of Operations Planning / Continuity of Government (COOP/COG) development
  • Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Business Continuity & Risk Management Planning
  • Long-term Recovery Planning
  • Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Plan
  • Evacuation Planning
  • Resource Management Planning
  • Logistics Plan
  • Debris Management Planning
  • Risk Assessments & Gap Analysis
  • Hazard Identification, Analysis, and Vulnerability assessment
  • Incident Action Plan Preparation for Pre-planned events
  • NIMS Compliant Planning and Maintenance
  • EMAP Accreditation/Reaccreditation

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