Recent events remind us that every community must make a continued investment in preparing for the next emergency or disaster. Empirical evidence has shown a direct correlation between the level of preparedness and the level of resiliency in a community. Specifically, the more prepared communities are, the greater their ability to effectively respond to and recover from a disaster and minimize the impact of a disaster. However, the most resilient communities go beyond simply developing a response plan that “checks the box” and supports it with periodic training and scenario-based exercises.
The stark reality is that our communities are becoming increasingly complex with intricate relationships and interdependencies between our social, built, and natural environments. These community conditions often intersect with our hazard risks, impacting a community for years to come.
With over 500+ professionals, ISC offers a unique blend of emergency management professionals with expertise in disaster recovery operations and programs including FEMA Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, and HUD CDBG-DR. For nearly 20 years, we have supported local governments, states, and FEMA on a litany of disaster recovery operations, disaster recovery planning, and special disaster recovery projects around the nation.
We have partnered, collaborated, and successfully delivered on complex disaster and emergency management projects at the local, state, and federal level, including developing several recovery planning projects that have been considered best practices by several of the elite local and state emergency management agencies, FEMA, the Emergency Management Accreditation Program, and disaster research centers.