The Importance of an Evacuation Plan for your Business By Sharon Dawson, Sr. Consultant, CMCG

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Having an emergency evacuation plan in place for your business may seem obvious, but most organizations tend to fall short when it comes to having a plan that is appropriately established and implemented, especially when asked the following questions:

  • Is the plan readily accessible?
  • Has it been recently updated and practiced?
  • Have you identified, assigned, and trained a Building Evacuation Team who will help carry ...
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School Active Shooter Drills – Finding the Right Balance by Jorge C. Castillo

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Virginia Tech University, Columbine High School, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Stoneman Douglass High School. The mere mention of these schools’ names conjures up painful memories, while highlighting an added role educators are now expected to perform; that of first responders. The challenges typically faced by teachers have become more complex by societal expectations that, in the face of an active threat or shooter, teachers will take the actions and steps necessary to safeguard and defend their students.

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Using Tabletop Exercises to Evaluate Your Organization’s Emergency Preparedness by Sharon P. Dawson

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For businesses and organizations who are searching for a cost-effective approach to evaluating their emergency preparedness without having to experience an actual disaster, tabletop exercises are among the most powerful tools you can use. These exercises help validate your current plans, policies and procedures, team roles and responsibilities, improve understanding of how the organization will manage the situations, enhance relationships between team members, and highlight potential gaps in current response and recovery capabilities. 

How to get started

There are a number of ...

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Celebrating 15 Years of Providing Crisis & Contingency Management Services

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In 2003, Bob Bradshaw and Ron Markovich decided to combine their skills and extensive expertise to create a new emergency services consulting firm. Together they founded the Contingency Management Consulting Group (CMCG) with the primary mission of providing emergency planning, training and real-time response services to public and private sector clients.

Over the last 15 years, the company has steadily grown, establishing itself as one of only a handful of expert organizations that are recognized nationally. Leveraging extensive expertise and knowledge ...

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City of Yonkers, NY

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Pandemic Flu Exercise

CMCG, LLC successfully completed a week-long exercise program for the City of Yonkers, New York on Saturday, May 13th, with the demonstration of a field exercise to respond to a pandemic flu scenario.

CMCG developed a unique approach to the flu exercise by doling out pieces of the scenario over a several day period via email to involved agencies. The scenario simulated an index patient who was a Yonkers ...

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