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ERI International, Inc.

4537 Foxhall Drive NE

Olympia WA 98516 USA

1.360.791.6397/ phone

1.360.493.0949 / fax / email

In partnership with

All Hands Consulting

ERI International, Inc.

ERII is an international firm specializing in planning, consulting, designing and presenting exercises, developing and presenting training programs, and publishing within the complex fields of:  

• Emergency Management.

• Homeland Security.

• Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.

• Search and Rescue.

• Survival Education, Emergency Preparedness.

ERII provides the above mentioned services to domestic local, state, federal jurisdictions and agencies, foreign government entities and agencies, emergency response organizations, business and industry, and educational institutions.

Our approach is to find simple solutions whenever possible and to be cost effective without compromising the quality of the deliverables. We have never had a cost over-run and we have never had a dissatisfied client.

Since 1978 ERII has:

• Played a major role in the development and dissemination of new and innovative emergency management planning, training and exercise programs.

• Been the world-wide leader in the development and dissemination of state-of-the-art search and rescue texts and training programs.

• Assisted state and local governments with designing and implementing emergency management programs, disaster plans and exercise design.

• Participated in numerous state and federal disaster research projects to find practical disaster planning strategies to maximize the use and benefits of a community disaster plan during emergencies.

• Pioneered "let's break the mold for disaster planning and plan writing."

• Developed FEMA's Capability Assessment for Readiness (CAR) program that in part describes the characteristics and best practices for emergency preparedness and planning processes and activities, to include exercises.

• Developed and published best practices texts and training programs for emergency management, disaster response, emergency preparedness, search and rescue, and survival.

• Pioneered the recovery support functions concept that is now the national standard.

ERII's "emergency management best practices" encourages state and local jurisdictions to develop programs and plans that will:

• Assess hazards, risks and vulnerabilities to the jurisdiction.

• Define resource (human, equipment, training) requirements.

• Assess existing capabilities against requirements.

• Identify deficiencies.

• Develop a comprehensive emergency management plan to correct deficiencies and meet requirements to include hazard mitigation and recovery strategies and tasks.

• Develop procedures and checklists for departments, agencies, organizations (field operating guides) to assist them in carrying out their emergency management duties, to include mitigation and recovery.

• Develop and conduct training and exercises to evaluate operational capabilities of people, facilities and equipment.