CMCG’s school emergency management experience includes clients across academia, from daycare and elementary school, to public and private schools and universities. CMCG takes a programmatic approach to crisis and emergency management. A viable program seamlessly integrates planning training and exercising across crisis management, emergency response and business continuity. It further links information technology disaster recovery plans to the overarching strategic response. We believe school leadership must be involved in developing and implementing a program in order to foster a culture of safety and security throughout the school community. Furthermore, we encourage clients to raise awareness among key stakeholders (e.g., parents, students, board members, and teachers) by involving them and promoting program activities, such as assessments, emergency trainings, and practice exercises. This approach demonstrates the leadership commitment to the safety of students entrusted to the school.
Crisis management establishes policies and procedures to address significant events which have the potential to negatively impact the entire academic institution operations and threaten its viability. CMCG excels in crisis management because our consultants have been involved in responses to real crises such as the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
We have written school crisis plans and procedures; designed and facilitated the build-out of emergency operations centers; trained senior leadership and crisis teams; and performed some of the most challenging and complex international exercises ever conducted.
Emergency Response Planning involves the identification of numerous activities that must be taken to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from potential hazards. CMCG has extensive experience in managing and developing emergency response programs for government and industry – including schools and universities, nuclear, chemical, petroleum and other industries. We have assisted clients in the development of integrated contingency plans (one plan or all-hazards plan); facility response plans; occupant emergency plans, comprehensive disaster operations plans for government agencies; radiological emergency plans; school emergency plans and a myriad of other special procedures to address evolving risks, such as terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.