ISC was selected by the Tribal Solid Waste Advisory Network (TSWAN), a nonprofit corporation comprised of tribes in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska to develop a Tribal Hazardous Contingency and Response Plan Template for tribes. This TSWAN project is unique and unprecedented as it specifically targets sovereign nations and shall be culturally sensitive. Known as THREAT (Tribal Hazardous Response and Emergency Activation Team) the finished template shall be a written emergency procedures plan which describes the actions to be taken to minimize hazards from fires, explosions or unplanned releases of hazardous waste to air, soil or water. The provisions of the plan will define a decision-making protocol that would be carried out immediately whenever fires, explosions or releases occur which could threaten human health or the environment.
A key ISC member recently addressed Rotary Clubs in both Japan and the U.S. regarding the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. In Japan, while assisting family members affected by the tragic incident, he also visited with various Rotary clubs in Ishinomaki and Sendai in an effort to identify unique ways to assist these impacted communities. Upon returning to the U.S., he addressed local clubs about his first-hand experience and, more importantly, Rotary’s potential in supporting community disaster recovery.
ISC was awarded a Continuity of Operations Plan Development project for the Miami Children’s Hospital. The Miami Children’s Hospital COOP plan will serve as living document and detail how the essential functions of the hospital will be handled during any emergency or incident that may disrupt normal operations, leaving the facility (ies) damaged or inaccessible. The purpose of the COOP will be to assure that the capability exists to continue essential hospital functions across a variety of potential emergencies.