In conjunction with the development of the 2013 Bi-State Kansas City Regional Coordination Guide (RCG), ISC developed customized interactive course using ISC’S ODYSSEUS | TEAM TECHNOLOGIES to assist the region in training its staff and partners on the key concepts operational elements associated with the strategic plan. This training also included a tornado scenario where participants can apply their knowledge of the RCG.
The RCG is an all-hazard, capabilities-based guide designed to address any of the hazards potentially affecting the Kansas City metro-area. The RCG is for use by all local governments, as well as Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to ensure a series of formal actions are in place to facilitate communication and cooperation between the many agencies and organizations in the region potentially involved in emergency events.
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!
Representatives from Integrated Solutions Consulting exhibited at the Illinois Emergency Nurses Association conference in Lisle. Attendees at this conference included nursing professionals from across many areas of the hospital setting. This conference provided ISC the opportunity to demonstrate their Comprehensive Emergency Management Program (CEMP), as well as a Hazard Vulnerability Assessment module that is being developed.
ISC will hold an exhibit at the 2014 National Hurricane Conference from April 14-17, 2014 at the Hilton Orlando. The primary goal of the National Hurricane Conference is to improve hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation in order to save lives and property in the United States and the tropical islands of the Caribbean and Pacific. In addition, the conference serves as a national forum for federal, state and local officials to exchange ideas and recommend new policies to improve Emergency Management.
ISC Supports the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Updating Dam Emergency Action Plans for the Apache, Navajo, and Flathead Tribes.
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.
Integrated Solutions Consulting (ISC) will be traveling to Lake Buena Vista, Florida in May to exhibit at the Joint Commission’s 10th Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference.
At this conference, the ISC team will be exposed to breakthrough thinking that shatters outmoded beliefs and methodologies and embraces new concepts that work. From coalition-building to effectively managing requirements of The Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), National Incident Management System (NIMS), and Hospital Incident Command System (HICS), attendees will be better prepared to reduce risk and respond to a crisis. During the plenary sessions, industry pros will discuss preparing for any disaster or threat and being fully compliant with 2014-15 regulations.