Cabinet Office of Japan / International Recovery Platform (2012 - 2013)
Bullock & Haddow consulted with the International Recovery Platform (IRP) to prepare a Recovery Status Report on the Great East Japan Earthquake that will document the progress, successes, and challenges encountered and/or achieved to date towards the planning and conduct of recovery operations following the Great East Japan Earthquake, specifically in the Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures, across several key sectors to include: debris management; supporting municipality functions; reconstruction planning; infrastructure; shelter; gender and vulnerable groups; and livelihoods and job creation.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PHILANTHROPY
Margaret A. Cargill Foundation (2013)
Bullock & Haddow was retained by the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation to assist the Foundation in determining how best to apply its resources to best serve the unmet needs across the disaster spectrum of preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation, of disaster impacted communities in the Midwest of the United States. Bullock & Haddow collected information concerning existing governmental and non-governmental disaster recovery programs in order to establish a baseline understanding what funding is currently available to individuals and communities and what funding gaps exist that the Foundation may be able to address.
The following represents a partial list of past Bullock & Haddow projects. Please contact us for additional information.
Regional Catastrophic Planning Team (2011 - 2012)
Bullock & Haddow supported the ATCS, PLC-Good Harbor Consulting team in developing a Training Program Development Plan for the Regional Catastrophic Planning Team (RCPT) focused on disaster logistics. The RCPT was working with emergency officials from the New York City, New York State and the surrounding states of Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to develop a disaster logistics training program. B&H was part of a team that conducted a needs assessment and developed a Training Program Framework and Course Outlines. B&H principals served as Subject Matter Experts in the development of a video focused on leadership issues in disaster logistics.
RECOVERY FRAMEWORK DEVELOPMENT
The Federal Emergency Management Agency
Bullock & Haddow is supporting Coordination and Planning Partners (CaPP), a Joint Venture between ATCS Services, LLC and EDAW/AECOM, in the design and development of seven (7) disaster recovery planning training courses is support of FEMA’s National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF). The courses are focused on FEMA recovery positions such as the Community Recovery Assistance Specialist, Recovery Outreach Specialist, and Mission Support Specialist and recovery planning such as Managing the NDRF Mission in the Field, Managing Community Recovery Assistance Field Teams, NDRF Coordination Course, and NDRF Foundational Course.
HAZARDS RISK MANAGEMENT EDUCATION
FEMA / Emergency Management Institute (2011 - 2013)
Bullock & Haddow was retained to revise and update the FEMA Higher Education Program’s Hazard Risk Management Course. Bullock & Haddow were members of the team in support of Dr. Greg Shaw that developed the predecessor course in 2003. The course was designed for use in undergraduate curriculums in the 253 junior colleges, colleges and universities around the country that offer degrees in emergency management. The current version of the course is posted on the FEMA Higher Education Program webpage at http://1.usa.gov/17iGXG1.
PUBLIC DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
Hartford (CT) Capitol Region Council of Governments (2011 - Ongoing)
Bullock & Haddow is supporting GMMB Inc. in developing a community disaster preparedness program for the capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) in Hartford, CT. The focus of this project is to design and implement a marketing plan for the Capitol Region that enables individuals and businesses to take actions to make them better prepared to deal with the hazards that are common in the region. GMMB is a nationally known communications firm and Bullock & Haddow is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the project, supporting GMMB in identifying messages and programs that will effectively support a region-wide preparedness outreach program and conceiving and implementing community outreach efforts.
PRE-DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING
Snohomish County, WA (2011 - 2012)
Bullock & Haddow was retained, in conjunction with Pearce Global Partners, Inc., to assist Snohomish County DEM in development of the County’s Pre-Disaster Recovery Framework (PDRF). In this capacity, we conducted a risk vulnerability assessment that provided an estimate of the damage that a major disaster will inflict on the County, reviewed and evaluated past recovery processes, identified and prioritized those actions that can be taken prior to the next disaster to reduce the future disaster impacts, identified and prioritized the actions to be taken after the next disaster to rebuild the community safer and stronger; and identified regulatory and environmental data needs in the recovery phase. The project included extensive stakeholder, public and private participation.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE TRAINING
National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, Hilo, HI (2010 - 2011)
Bullock & Haddow provided Subject Matter Experts (SME) to the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) in Hilo, Hawaii for the development of three disaster preparedness-training courses. B&H developed a 16-hour course for Community Leaders that will provide the participants with an understanding of natural disasters, risk assessment as it relates to disaster management, accepted emergency procedures, and vulnerability factors within their local communities; an 8-hour course for Security Professionals that will provide the participants with the knowledge to react immediately in the case of a natural disaster and to assist local first responder agencies in preparation, response, and recovery actions related to a disaster; and, an 8-hour course for Caregivers to Senior Citizens that will provide caregivers with knowledge and awareness of natural disaster preparedness and contingencies for post-disaster management activities as they pertain to the specific needs of senior citizens. All three courses were developed using FEMA training design standards.
CRISIS AND RISK COMMUNICATION TRAINING
FEMA Emergency Management Institute (2011 - 2013)
Bullock & Haddow was retained by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA/DHS) Emergency Management Higher Education Project to develop a stand-alone, 3 credit hour, 48 contact-hour, ready-to-teach, classroom-based upper division undergraduate/graduate-level college course entitled Crisis and Risk Communications.
NATIONAL GOVERNMENT RECOVERY PLANNING GUIDANCE
International Recovery Platform, Kobe, Japan (2010)
Bullock & Haddow consulted with the International Recovery Platform (IRP) to develop Sector Specific Recovery Tools and Guidance Notes, drawing upon substantial experience of IRP partners and communities that emphasized lessons learned and good practices from global recovery operations. B&H developed guidance notes on four thematic lines: Public Infrastructure, Health, Psycho-Social aspects, and Shelter through consultation with IRP partners, networks, and the broader community of practice. B&H participated in National Workshops for each of the Guidance Notes conducted in New Delhi and arranged by UNDP India.
PUBLIC PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM RESEARCH
Earthquake Country Alliance, California (2010)
Bullock & Haddow supported Pearce Global Partners, Inc. in conducting research and analysis on existing disaster preparedness public awareness and educational campaigns currently underway in all 58 California counties. This research project focused primarily on earthquake and tsunami risks in each county but also examined other hazards such as wildfire, floods and pandemics. Information collected in each county included identification of primary hazards in the county, an overview of county public education and outreach programs, a listing of existing public education programs by sector (i.e. government, private sector, non-profit, etc.), and identification of potential partners for future preparedness awareness programs.
PROGRAM COORDINATION AND PLANNING
FEMA (2009 - 2011)
Bullock & Haddow was part of team lead by ATCS, PLC that provided management support services to FEMA’s Program Coordination and Planning (PCP) unit. B&H supported a series of video teleconferences with State and local emergency managers around the country as part of a FEMA effort to develop a National Long Term Recovery Framework. In addition, B&H supported efforts to evaluate and refine the Presidential Disaster Declaration Process.
BUSINESS COMMUNITY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
Cowlitz - Wahkiakum (WA) Council of Governments (2009 - 2010)
Bullock & Haddow joined Pearce Global Partners Inc. to assist the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum (WA) Council of Governments to develop a Disaster Resiliency Program for the Cowlitz-Lewis Economic Development District. The project goal was to develop and implement a disaster preparedness training program that enables local businesses operating in Cowlitz and Lewis Counties to more effectively prepare for flooding and other disasters that are likely to occur in the future and that could have a negative impact on business operations and the economies of these two counties.
INCIDENT COMMAND AND MANAGEMENT TRAINING
FEMA Emergency Management Institute (2008 - 2010)
Bullock & Haddow was retained by FEMA’s Higher Education Program to develop a university level course entitled “National Incident Command Systems.” The 24-month work effort produced a stand-alone, 4 credit hour, 60 contact-hours, essentially ready-to-teach, classroom-based, lab-supported, upper division undergraduate/graduate-level college course on National Incident Management Systems including close examination of FEMA’s National Incident Management System (NIMS).
PROGRAM DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (2008 - 2011)
Bullock & Haddow was retained by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to conduct research in five critical areas as part of the Foundation’s ongoing Firefighter Life Safety Program. The goal of the safety program is to reduce the number of line-of-duty deaths among firefighters in the United States. Research efforts focused on creating benchmarks for success for the safety program, creation of a targeted outreach program to guide fire safety advocates in promoting safety initiatives, creation of a reporting system for the advocates program, design a web based needs assessment tool to identify the tools advocates need to promote the safety program and conduct program and performance evaluations for the safety program. In addition, Bullock & Haddow helped the NFFF to establish partnerships with health and traffic safety groups to promote good habits among firefighters.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
Corporation for National and Community Service (2003 - Ongoing)
Bullock & Haddow in partnership with Aguirre Division/ IBS International Inc. continues to provide technical assistance, communications and training through a multi-year cooperative agreement to support the activities of 43 communities and organizations that received grant funds from the Corporation for National and Community service to establish volunteer programs for emergency management and homeland security. B&H and its partners designed and implemented Project TAHS to deliver expert technical assistance and training to Corporation grantees and to provide an information and communications infrastructure to support their activities in homeland security and emergency management.
TERRORISM READINESS PLANNING
New York Academy of Medicine (2004 - 2009)
Bullock and Haddow worked with four demonstration communities to implement the findings of the study Redefining Readiness: Terrorism Planning through the Eyes of the Public. This work involved designing and organizing all elements of the community in a collaborative problem solving process to address the issues that the community would face from an outbreak of small pox or a dirty bomb incident. B&H provided technical advice, developing communications strategies and implementation protocols leading toward institutionalizing public participation in all community processes. This work was supported through a grant from the Kellogg Foundation.
Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of Commonwealth Preparedness
(2008 - 2000)
Bullock & Haddow worked with Sim-G Technologies in support of the Virginia Office of Commonwealth Preparedness to develop Sector Specific Plans (SSP) for state agencies in 18 critical infrastructure sectors across the state. Work involved designing and conducting a series of one day workshops with those state agencies responsible for regulating the state’s critical infrastructure on new legislative requirements to help industries in each sector to prepare for the possibility of a terrorist attack or natural disaster.
PROGRAM DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
World Bank Quick Response Team (QRT) (2006 - 2008)
Bullock & Haddow was retained by the Hazard Risk Management Team at The World Bank to establish a Quick Response Team (QRT) capability. The QRT consists of a small, mobile group of highly trained and experienced staff, drawn from both within and outside the Bank, who provide rapid assistance to requesting country teams and directly to the governments of disaster-affected nations. Bullock & Haddow worked with Bank staff to design the QRT program, identify staffing and skill requirements, to develop standard operating procedures, and develop materials for the QRT web portal and intranet site.
HAZARD AND RISK ASSESSMENT
The World Bank, East Asia and Pacific (2008 - 2009)
Bullock & Haddow was retained by The World Bank’s Eastern Asia and Pacific (EAP) section to work on hazard assessment and risk reduction issues. In January 2009, Bullock & Haddow designed and conducted a half-day workshop for Bank employees at the Bank headquarters concerning risk assessment techniques and technologies. Bullock & Haddow worked with the EAP staff to develop a Concept Note for the development of a comprehensive risk reduction program for the eight countries in Eastern Asia and the Pacific.
PLANNING FOR CHILDREN IN DISASTERS
Federal Emergency Management Agency (2008 - 2009)
Bullock & Haddow was retained as Subject Matter Experts by FEMA in the development of a 4-6 hour Internet-based training course for State and local emergency managers concerning Children in Disasters. The course examines the unique needs of children in disasters, how disasters impact the everyday infrastructure that supports healthy children and how emergency managers can incorporate children-related issues into their preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery planning and operations.
PANDEMIC INFLUENZA EXERCISE
US Chamber of Commerce, Business Civic Leadership Center (2008)
Bullock & Haddow assisted in the design and facilitation of a Pandemic Flu exercise for the BCLC in partnership with Microsoft, Office Deport, Allstate Insurance, the American Red Cross and UPS. The workshop, entitled “Pandemic Flu – How will Your Community Recovery? Seattle, WA Scenario,” involved business continuity professionals from major corporations and local, state and Federal government emergency management and public health officials and was a simulation/training event designed to establish a baseline for the emergency action response expectation by training to specific objectives and then simulating the activation of these problems in an authentic task environment.
FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT / MANAGEMENT
Urban Fire Initiative (UFI) (2008 - 2009)
Bullock & Haddow helped UFI secure a $450,000 grant from FEMA’s Fire Safety and Prevention Program to conduct home fire safety inspections in low to moderate income neighborhoods. Bullock & Haddow worked with community organizers in Wilmington, DE, Providence, RI, Hartford, CT, Washington, DC and Albuquerque, NM to build a home inspection program in cooperation with local fire departments. The home inspections were conducted by trained volunteers who examined in-home smoke detectors and fire extinguishers and replaced faulty equipment where needed and installed new equipment in those homes without this equipment.
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
The Center for American Progress (2007)
Bullock & Haddow worked with researchers at the Center for American Progress to draft a white paper entitled, “Forecast: Storm Warnings – Preparing for More Severe Hurricanes Due to Global Warming.” The white paper described the impact that global climate change has had on the severity and frequency of hurricanes in recent years and those actions that communities can take to reduce the impacts of future hurricanes.
FLOOD MITIGATION TRAINING
City of Newland, North Carolina (2008)
Bullock & Haddow was retained by the City of Newland, North Carolina to develop a Stormwater Mitigation Manual designed to prioritize current and future mitigation needs. The Manual identified flood prone properties and developed low cost elevation, wet or dry flood-proofing activities that property owners can implement to mitigate future flood damages and reduce life and property loss risks. Bullock & Haddow conducted two community training workshops for home and business owners whose properties were identified as high flood risk properties.
PROGRAM DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Save the Children, Domestic Emergencies Unit (2006 - 2007)
Bullock & Haddow was retained by Save the Children to establish a Domestic Emergencies Unit (DEU). Responsibilities included developing position descriptions and hiring program management staff, developing disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery plans and programs, disaster response operations, training and exercising response and recovery staff, staffing and training a disaster response reserve cadre and establishing disaster communications capabilities. Designed an innovative hazard mitigation project to help childcare providers to mitigate future disaster impacts that was successfully pilot tested in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Developed guidance for communities wishing to draft a “Children in Emergencies” Emergency Support Function (ESF) or Annex to the community’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).
TRANSPORTATION AND EVACUATION PLANNING
AECOM/National Transportation Research Board (2007)
Bullock & Haddow served as Senior Consultant to AECOM on NCHRP Project 20-65, “State Transportation Division Involvement in State Emergency Planning, Response and Recovery”. This study looked at the roles these offices could play in evacuation and repopulation operations caused by disasters. The study documented existing and best policies and practices of state transit divisions pertaining to weather-related emergencies. It identified lessons learned from recent emergencies, key issues associated with the involvement of state public transportation divisions, and best practices. The work included both a national survey of state DOTs and other key stakeholders, in depth interviews with selected states, and a National forum that brought together experts from both the transportation and management and define additional research needs.
INTERNATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION POLICY
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (2013-2014)
Bullock & Haddow supported the International Recovery Platform and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in assessing and reporting on progress made to-date on Hyogo Framework for Action Priority for Action (PFA) 5 / Core Indicator (CI) 4. This effort sought to determine how countries worldwide have put procedures in place to exchange relevant information during disasters, and to take post-event reviews. The resulting report informed the 2015 Global Assessment Report, and provided recommendations for the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction / Pacific (2013 - 2014)
Bullock & Haddow was retained by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific to conduct a review of progress made to date by the Pacific Island Countries in the areas of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. The resulting report served as a centerpiece for the 6th Asia Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) and has continued to inform Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction discussions.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
Savant Learning Systems (2012 - 2013)
Bullock & Haddow staff served as subject matter experts on four university-level courses on various emergency management topics. These courses are part of a 10-course degree-granting program. Course topics included Introduction to Emergency Management; Management of Terrorist Incidents; Organization of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Structures; and Crisis Communications. Bullock and Haddow staff drafted the course content, provided voice-over narration and lectures, and participated in lecture videos.
TERRORISM PREVENTION AND RESPONSE TRAINING
Emergency Film Group (2012 - 2013)
Bullock & Haddow staff served as subject matter experts on two one-hour training videos for the Emergency Film Group. These videos were part of a comprehensive training program for professional security officers. Bullock and Haddow staff supported the development of the video manuscript, provided subject matter expertise on technical issues, and reviewed the final video reel prior to production. Video titles included Countering Terrorists and Accident Prevention and Safety.
RECOVERY GUIDANCE DEVELOPMENT
World Bank / International Recovery Platform (2014-Present)
Bullock & Haddow is supporting two sessions to be held at both the 2nd World Reconstruction Conference in Washington DC (September 2014) and the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan (March 2015). The sessions will explore recovery issues in the years to come vis-a-vis the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, as well as the role of the private sector and the business continuity planning function in recovery and reconstruction. Bullock & Haddow is developing guidance notes on both of these topics, to be released at the 2015 Sendai meeting.
COMMUNITY DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING
FEMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (2014 - 2016)
Bullock & Haddow was retained by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA/DHS) Emergency Management Higher Education Project to develop a stand-alone, 3 credit hour, 48 contact-hour, ready-to-teach, classroom-based upper division undergraduate/graduate-level college course entitled Community Disaster Recovery Planning.