Emergency Managers the world over need assistance in developing, implementing and maintaining their programs. The EmerGeo Framework for Resilience is based on the Six Objectives of Emergency Management and results in a comprehensive emergency management program. EmerGeo’s software provides tools to support each Objective.
Regardless of which Emergency Management framework or standards an organization chooses to follow, there are a common set of requirements that need to completed during the Emergency Management lifecycle. Within each of these requirements are a set of key processes that need to be defined, captured/documented, trained to and utilized during various stages of the lifecycle. The EmerGeo Resiliency Framework solidifies this process.
- Assess Risks Identify, qualify and quantify hazards/threats that will hurt the organization or jurisdiction.
- Mitigate Risks Based on the identified hazards/threats, look for opportunities to prevent or reduce the consequences of an emergency.
- Plan for Response Because we cannot prevent all emergencies, the organization needs to develop response plans and will require a CIMS to manage the plans and response.
- Plan for Recovery The Recovery phase of an emergency is normally much longer than the response phase. EmerGeo’s Fusionpoint could be used to document locations of damage, claims and other important information and help triage the recovery effort.
- Ensure Preparedness Preparedness activities are those actions devoted to acquiring equipment, training and exercising responders and public awareness campaigns.
- Evaluate and Renew Evaluate and renew is the opportunity to audit the entire program and make adjustments as necessary.
Many Emergency Management programs have strengths in some aspects and weaknesses in others. The EmerGeo Resiliency Framework guides users through the complete approach to resiliency.