In the decade since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the importance of Emergency Management and its primary mission of life safety have come to the foreground. Since that tragic day, the country has witnessed catastrophic incidents like Hurricanes Katrina and Ike; the Virginia Tech massacre; tornados in Alabama and Mississippi; a tornado in Massachusetts; and Hurricane Irene, which prompted the historic evacuation of New York City. Each crisis, man-made or natural, reinforces the necessity for emergency management plans.
In suburbs, cities or rural communities, growing populations demand jurisdictions be prepared for any and all incidents that threaten the life and safety of their citizens. This includes the need to re-evaluate emergency management structure, ensuring timely preparedness and response to any type of incident. Federal mandates from the departments of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, and Education, and recently passed legislation require jurisdictions be prepared for all hazards faced by their communities. Infrastructure protection programs, Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government initiatives all support the ultimate goal of protecting the health and safety of the United States.
Local jurisdictions are generally duty-bound to their daily functions, as well as performing the additional task of emergency management. This often strains personnel resources, creating a need for emergency management consultants to assist in building their crisis operations structure.
Semper Paratus Consulting, LLC, a veteran-owned small business, brings experience and insight into federal mandates; emergency operations planning; hazard vulnerability assessments; and many other services. What sets us apart is our ability to seamlessly connect local, county, and state needs with federal mandates. Our years of experience working with local communities provides a valuable service to its citizens, ensuring emergency plans are customized to their needs.