Disaster Planning

plan-for-disaster-nowWe live in a volatile world, where natural and man-made disasters continue to create epic challenges for institutions and businesses.

Beacon’s team of professionals are poised to assist you with the requisite knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Knowledgeable of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Homeland Security guidelines and regulations pertaining to the electricity and water industries.
  • Certified through FEMA Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Have developed hazard mitigation plans, all-hazards plans, communication plans, mass care and shelter plans and post-disaster short-term and long-term housing plans.

Our Clients:

  • City of Los Angeles
  • City of Pasadena
  • City of Glendale
  • City of San Marino
  • City of Whittier
  • Los Angeles Office of Emergency Management
  • Los Angeles Housing Department
  • Los Angeles Public Health Department
  • Los Angeles Alliance
  • Pasadena Public Health Department
Project Case Study:  Mass Care and Shelter Plan Development Demonstration Project  Beacon was retained by the Los Angeles Alliance to conduct a demonstration project with three cities of different size and geographic locations within Los Angeles County.  The three cities included Los Angeles, Whittier and Santa Clarita of which Beacon had responsibility for City of Whittier.

We appreciated Beacon’s understanding of disaster planning principles and protocols as well as their experience in coordinating and facilitating the plan development process. Susanna Shamim [principal of Beacon] served as project manager for the City of Whittier Mass Care and Plan Demonstration Project and demonstrated a high level of professionalism and proficiency in leading and facilitating the plan development process.  She led the Beacon team to complete the project deliverables in a shortened project timeframe while maintaining sensitivity to the needs of the City stakeholders.  Throughout the planning process she involved the Alliance and the City staff seeking their input into the plan.   The final plan was useable, realistic and reflected the needs and priorities of the City and its residents.

– Chief, Los Angeles Area Training Alliance