The firm’s Emergency Management staff has years of experience in developing pandemic influenza plans. ERGSS’s staff is engaged in public health disaster response efforts around the world and through the experience and knowledge gleaned can provide pandemic influenza plans utilizing best practices and lessons learned from public health responses around the world, most recently H1N1. ERGSS leverages its breadth and depth of subject matter experts to provide custom real world solutions to real world problems. ERGSS has been involved in developing pandemic response plans to organizations that service areas worldwide. There is no organization that is immune to the effects of a true pandemic. Unlike typical emergency management plan the effects of a pandemic are long term economic and social effects that could be catastrophic to businesses regardless of size. As seen with H1N1 these effects are global and sustained. As a result traditional emergency management plans have proven time and time to be inadequate.
The mission of ERGSS expert staff is to, with each and every planning initiative, provide a comprehensive, action oriented, safety focused, integrated, and realistic plan that provides immediate direction if and when a pandemic occurs maximizing the effectiveness of available personnel. When completed, the client will have a custom plan that addresses the unique issues and challenges facing a pandemic response specific to their needs and their organizational essential services.
In addition, ERGSS has worked with many organizations, in an advisory capacity, with the client based emergency management personnel to provide subject matter expertise and ensure there is a holistic approach taking into account the unique characteristics of planning for a pandemic. This once again ensuring a comprehensive, integrated, and realistic plan that ensure maximization of available staff while incrementally increasing the stability and survivability of the organization.