Inclusive Emergency Management Consulting (IEMC) is capable of providing the following services to government agencies, businesses, and non-profit organizations. For information about and examples of previous work, please click here. If you would like to discuss a project, get more information, or simply have a question, contact us today.
IEMC can review your existing plans, procedures, policies, and programs to identify ways you can improve the accessibility of your program. This review includes but is not limited to considerations for individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, individuals who speak languages other than English, and religious and cultural considerations.
IEMC can assist your agency or organization in developing emergency plans that are inclusive of the whole community. Our specialization areas include mass care and sheltering, public information, and family assistance centers but our experience in local and state-level emergency management and planning, regional emergency planning, and inclusive planning and response can be applied to any area of planning.
IEMC can assist in ensuring the planning and execution of your exercise is fully inclusive. This can include:
- Participating in the planning stages to ensure the exercise scenario includes accessibility issues and access and functional needs;
- Assisting with recruiting qualified participants and role players who are individuals with disabilities or speak a language other than English;
- Serving as an evaluator, controller, role player, simcell, or observer during exercise play; and
- Evaluating the exercise for accessibility and access and functional needs issues.
This is not an exhaustive list, just an idea of some of the ways IEMC is able to assist with exercises. Contact us today to discuss how we can assist you with your exercise.
IEMC can assist your agency or organization in developing response operations plans that are accessible to the whole community and response programs that support accessibility. For example, IEMC can assist in developing deployable accessible communications kits or establishing a process for disability partner calls during an event. IEMC can also be on hand, in person to help facilitate those programs or to help ensure the overall response is accessible to the whole community. **We cannot guarantee availability for a no-notice event at this time. For an event that impacts Virginia, IEMC will not be available because the owner of IEMC will be responding as part of the Virginia Emergency Support Team during any state-level event in Virginia.
IEMC can assist with recovery planning and operations. Accessibility remains critical as survivors begin to identify their needs, attempt to apply for assistance programs, and agencies provide crucial information to the public. IEMC can help you ensure that your recovery plans are addressing these issues and can support your recovery operations in person or virtually to ensure accessibility and assist with recovery operations.
FANS Team Development and Training
The FANS Team program was developed by IEMC’s founder and owner. IEMC is the only company or agency that is authorized to assist in establishing this volunteer program. The FANS Team program helps ensure accessibility of your mass care and evacuation programs through the required provision of personal assistance services. IEMC can provide assistance establishing the program, securing funding, recruiting volunteers, providing volunteer training, providing train-the-trainer training (a ridiculously redundant term), planning and conducting an overnight shelter training exercise, and maintaining the program through on going training and exercises.
IEMC can provide presentations and workshops on a variety of topics including shelter planning, ADA compliance, integrating access and functional needs into planning and response, and engaging leadership as champions of change. Click here for a list of presentations previously provided.
IEMC can provide or create training specific to your team’s needs on inclusive emergency planning, integrated response operations, shelter planning, and more.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you build a universally accessible emergency program.