ISC was selected by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs to develop interactive tabletop exercises for thirteen dams owned and operated by the Bureau using ISC’s Odysseus Interactive Exercise Simulator technologies. These interactive exercises will be conducted with bureau staff, tribal leaders and state agencies to test the operational concepts and capabilities identified in the respective dam emergency action plans.
On April 12, Integrated Solutions Consulting assisted both Cook and DuPage County Health Departments in validating their efforts to respond to a public health emergency. More than 60 volunteers participated in a training event, and received information on how to support their County during a Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) activation. Kudos to both departments for coordinating this important effort!
ISC is currently working with the Cooper Zietz Engineering team to update Dam Emergency Action Plans for a number of tribal communities across the Nation. In addition to updating the EAPs, ISC is assisting the BIA in the facilitation of Tabletop Exercises to validate the EAP for each of the dams.
The mission of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Safety of Dams Program is to protect, to the extent practicable, people who reside in or who otherwise occupy the flood plain downstream from Bureau of Indian Affairs dams from the risks posed by the dams.
ISC developed and facilitated a Hurricane Disaster Recovery Tabletop Exercise for Miami-Dade County using its innovative and cutting-edge Odysseus Exercise Simulator technologies. The Odysseus Exercise Simulator was customized specifically for Miami-Dade County Emergency Management and provided an effective process for engaging participants with visual context while ensuring compliance with HSEEP protocol. ISC not only received commendation for an excellent exercise but also the successful utilization of cutting-edge technologies that will advance emergency management.
ISC has been engaged by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to perform general consulting services. As part of this multi-year project, ISC was tasked with the review of all after-action reports on file for a six year period. This data was reviewed and analyzed for common issues.
The result was a comprehensive report, which included an executive summary and a list of more than 1200 observations and more than 200 IP recommendations. Common themes were identified and highlighted for CDPH Leadership; these included: Coordination with External Partners, Long-Term Care Facilities/Hospitals, Guidance, Training, Staffing, Operational Periods/Command, and Technology.