Emergency management and response involves multilevel efforts to reduce our nation’s vulnerability to hazards, diminish the impact of disasters and prepare for, respond to and recover from those that occur. An emergency event constitutes a disaster if it exceeds the capacity of the governments in the jurisdiction where it occurs, so emergency management and response are intrinsically intergovernmental, requiring outside resources and cross-sector coordination.
LMI supplies the most comprehensive emergency response and recovery tactics and has a long history of supporting federal and local emergency response actions. In addition, our team has furnished senior-level response planning expertise and effectively applied resources to benefit people and localities as they respond to and recover from disasters. LMI’s framework for integrated, logistics-based emergency management augments the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) best practices by establishing an emergency preparedness surge support entity, the Logistics and Communications Center of Excellence (LCCoE). This white paper will discuss our proactive approach to managing emergencies and how it can mitigate some of the challenges and pitfalls that have historically plagued response and recovery efforts.