Preparing for natural disasters is essential for all communities, but in reality, many struggle with finding the time and capacity to do thorough disaster planning. IBTS brings its expertise and resources to your community to create a customized plan that works for your community without overwhelming your staff.
IBTS provides peace of mind to our government and community partners by developing a comprehensive disaster plan and recovery strategy that addresses each locality’s unique risks and maximizes available resources.
We’ll address each step of the disaster planning process, including:
- Identifying and developing strategies for reaching post-recovery goals, such as getting citizens back into homes and rebuilding infrastructure.
- Developing a communication and coordination program to activate the disaster plan.
- Familiarizing internal staff and stakeholders with the disaster plan and chain of command.
- Making a plan for managing volunteer efforts that ensures assistance and resources don’t go to waste.
Our Work in Action
In partnership with the Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA), IBTS developed a statewide master mutual aid agreement and standard documents for rapid implementation; provided a detailed disaster program handbook to maximize state and federal resources and extraordinary costs in the event of a federally declared disaster; agreed to provide on-call assistance to Louisiana officials in the first 72 hours after a disaster; and provided a detailed disaster program handbook to maximize state and federal resources and extraordinary costs in the event of a federally declared disaster.