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All Hazards Preparedness, Planning, Consulting & Recovery Services - HP08-17

Contract No.: HP08-17

Effective Date: August 1, 2017 thru July 31, 2020

BCFS Health and Human Services

Services Included:

Inclusionary EOP Development and Review

Development, review and revision of clients’ Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) related to the inclusion of people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs to ensure the plan’s compliance with federal laws, acts, and regulations. This process includes a thorough evaluation, gap analysis, and revision of all emergency operations plans, as well as direct oversight for the implementation of the revised plans.

COOP/COG Planning and Training

Development of Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government (COOP/COG) plans. Development of business recovery plans, with a focus of enhancing organizational resiliency. Development of business continuity framework, materials for continuity of operations plans, and a train-the-trainer program for business continuity.

Shelter, Medical Shelter, and Alternate Care Site (ACS) Planning

Planning support for evaluation of a jurisdiction’s demographics, identification of medical and functional needs in the community, determination of capacity requirements, and identification and facilitation of Memorandums of Understanding for ADA-compliant general population shelters, medical shelters and ACS.

Mass Care Sheltering Continuum

Capacity building and mass care training for the development of a comprehensive Mass Care capability. This program will provide the skills, knowledge, and strategy for identificiaton of shelters and wrap around services for mass care program implementation, and will provide comprehensive shelter management training for all shelter types, including general population, medical, and alternate care sites.

National Incident Management System/Incident Command System Training

Incident Command System (ICS) training for all levels of personnel, including general and position-specific coursework from ICS 100 through 800. Customizable for health care providers, newly-elected officials, new emergency managers, or non-emergency management stakeholders, to support these groups in their respective subject matter area. The course provides an overview of emergency management mission and associated functional processes (e.g., planning, communication technology and WebEOC awareness, hazard vulnerability assessments, developing collaborative partnerships and understanding the government process of emergency management from the federal to the local level).

Emergency Management and Leadership Training

In addition to basic management concepts in ICS training, this training develops leadership skills of emergency personnel during disasters. Focus is on methods to build redundancy in leadership capacity and effective crisis.

Functional Needs Support Services Training

Training for planners, responders and officials on FEMA’s Guidance on Planning for Integration of Functional Needs Support Services in General Population Shelters.

Vulnerable Populations in Disasters Training

Training related to integration and inclusion of people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs into the emergency management process.

Basics of Deployment for First Responders Training

Interactive training that provides deployed personnel with the tools and information to appropriately plan for and achieve an effective and successful deployment.

Evacuation Planning and Training

Planning and training on critical tools such as the identification of evacuation triggers and considerations, evacuation protocols, and alternate facility planning to safely evacuate patient populations within your system. We can also assist jurisdiction and regional healthcare groups in the development of mutual aid evacuation plans.

Medical Surge Management and Crisis Standards of Care Training and Exercise

Training for public health, healthcare entities, and emergency medical service stakeholders to develop equitable, transparent guidance. This training provides strategies for medical surge management, defines the legal and ethical issues surrounding crisis standards, develops triggers and criteria for determining reclassification of medical care, and provides tools to assist in the development of high-level medical models for crisis standards.

Mass Fatality Management Training and Exercises

Our training and exercises related to this critical and sensitive topic includes fundamentals of mass fatality management for responders, advanced principles of mass fatality management for community leaders and incident commanders, family assistance center and call center management and VIP (Victim Identification Program) training. Our exercises related to this critical and sensitive topic include search and recovery techniques, temporary morgue set up and management, family assistance center operations, command/medico-legal management, victim identification procedures, and reunification concepts.

Hazardous Materials and Decontamination Training

Realistic, hands-on application of principles of hazardous materials management and decontamination, to include full donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE) training and full-scale decontamination exercises.

Threat Assessment and Analysis

The Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) training includes threat and vulnerability assessments, threat assessments related to core capabilities, examination and identification of critical infrastructure in the community, risk analysis, and actions to avoid, divert, minimize, or eliminate threats. The exercise portion of this program includes field threat assessment in the community and development of deterrent and risk mitigation strategies.

Incident Management and Staff Augmentation

Our Incident Management Team (IMT) is highly experienced in interfacing with federal, state and local jurisdictions to manage an incident through the delegation of authority to staff members assigned the duties and responsibilities of the operations, planning, logistics and/or finance sections of the Incident Command System. Our IMT have deployed to provide command and control, and logistical supply and support for complex emergency shelter systems, including expansive responder base camps. A 200-member disaster-ready roster, designated as our Medical Staff Team (MST), is comprised medical and nursing staff to provide force protection, first aid, and medical services for large-scale responses.

Integrating Whole Community Prepardness in Emergency Management Planning Training

Training course for jurusducions and governmental entities in whole community planning. Course provides foundation for increasing individual preparedness and engaging with members of the community as vital partners in enhancing the resiliency and security of our Nation through a Whole Community approach.

Disaster Recovery and COOP planning

Assitance with developing recovery plans for jusrisdications and Continuty of Operations plans for all entities, including private sector businesses and governmental agencies. We also offer consultation related to business economic recovery planning.

CBRNE, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism Awareness Training for Health Care Entitites

Training for healthcare and first responnders in managing mass casualty incidents specific to terrorist events, including biological, chemical radiological and explosive devices.

Exercise Design and Development Trainiing

Training course in HSEEP complaint exerise development and conduction. Providesclients with all the tools to successfully develop and put on any type of exercise (tabletop to full scale).


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