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One of Findlay’s first specialties was Emergency Management, the discipline of how to respond to disasters and unexpected incidents. Findlay All Hazards has been training business leaders and public sector professionals about how to team-build, plan, and coordinate with local responders since 1989.
So, when NIMS (the National Incident Management System) was codified in 2004 as a function of the Department of Homeland Security, Findlay was ready to be a first-class provider of the DHS-approved courses that are part of NIMS. This includes ICS-300, Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents, and ICS-400, Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff. These are the more advanced courses in the Incident Command System track and have proven to be important building blocks in how public and private sectors cooperate in high-pressure emergency situations.
NIMS/ICS training has traditionally been based largely on reaction to events, however. Findlay All Hazards works to present far more than just containment and clean-up when training in Emergency Management. Among listings in that category, Findlay offers Crisis Management for Business and Industry, a two-day workshop that includes not only classroom discussion and table-top exercises, but also goes beyond the immediate safety concerns that come with a disaster, to include environmental and security concerns that are often overlooked.
And the big difference in Findlay All Hazards’ Crisis Management course is the way that Findlay incorporates site-specific business plans in the training. This means that you train with your unique plan, locations, and staff in mind. That means you can compare your emergency management preparations with those that come from Findlay’s experiences, as well as those found in regulations and guidelines like NIMS/ICS. The result is extremely valuable gap-analysis that not only refines your plan but also helps you spot potential hazards and risks. Because why just ready yourself for an emergency if you can work to prevent it?