COOP

BOLDplanning Customer Showcase: Maricopa County, Arizona

Maricopa County, Arizona is home to approximately four million people–the fourth largest county in the United States. Its county seat/capital, Phoenix, is the fifth largest city in the country. Working diligently behind the scenes to prevent and prepare for large-scale emergencies in this dynamic region is the Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management (MCDEM). The Department, which currently staffs 16 employees, performs a variety of essential public safety functions on a daily basis.

Maricopa County Turns to BOLDplanning for Support of its Preparedness and Emergency Operations Plans

Like so many other emergency management operations across the country, MCDEM found the task of writing and maintaining the County’s continuity and emergency operations plans time consuming and labor intensive. To ease the burden and speed the process, department officials turned to the BOLDplanning for help in 2015.

As the solution of choice for more than 10,000 public and private sector organizational plans, BOLDplanning  provides comprehensive planning services coupled with superior online software that matches required planning guidelines, including Continuity Guidance Circular 1 & 2 (CGC1/CGC2), Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101 (CPG101), and the National Response Framework (NRF).

Since 2015, the BOLDplanning system has been customized to meet the specific planning needs of the Maricopa Region and has been deployed via the internet at www.MaricopaRegionPrepares.com for this region-wide planning initiative. Today, MCDEM continues to rely on the company’s expert staff and web-based planning platform to prepare, test and update numerous jurisdictional plans across the county, including those for Mesa, Scottsdale and Buckeye.

Exceptional Readiness

When asked about the County’s experience with BOLDplanning, Rudolfo Perez, Emergency Services Planner for MCDEM, had this to say: “Maricopa County and our jurisdictional partner’s commitment and capability to ensure effective continuity of operations to deliver essential services during potential periods of disruption is not possible without BOLDplanning. Through their planning expertise and training, our Maricopa Region has developed over two hundred departmental level COOPs and EOPs, resulting in exceptional readiness to a region of around four million residents.”

BOLDplanning, as always, is honored to serve the organizational planning needs of Maricopa County, and appreciates the opportunity to contribute to Maricopa County’s ongoing (and top-notch) public safety efforts.  

Dameron Hospital Completes Mid-term COOP Planning Workshop

It’s been another busy week at BOLDplanning, as team members James Woulfe and Cassandra Wolff, traveled to Stockton, California, to meet with the staff of Dameron Hospital.

Dameron Hospital is a fully accredited, 200+ bed, non-profit community hospital with specialized acute and tertiary care. The reason for the visit from BOLDplanning was to conduct all-important, mid-term workshops pertaining to the facility’s Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). And, the timing was impeccable as the region is now contending with some of the worst wildfires in the state’s history.

As partners in the continuity planning process, BOLDplanning and Dameron Hospital are working to create and maintain a true culture of emergency preparedness. Thank you, Dameron Hospital, for the opportunity to assist with your organizational planning needs, and to play a role in the continued care and well-being of your many patients.

BOLDplanning Conducts COOP Training for Kansas Department of Emergency Management (KDEM)

On Monday, July 30,2018, BOLDplanning team members, Cathleen Atchison and Cassandra Wolff, conducted COOP training for our long-time customer, Kansas Department of Emergency Management (KDEM), in Topeka, Kansas.

It’s great to have valuable facetime training and one-on-one discussions to refresh, enhance and maintain plans in the BOLDplanning system. Thank you KDEM for your dedication and commitment. We look forward to returning to Kansas very soon!

BOLDplanning Global Solutions Team Develops New Relationships Across the Country

Exciting new ventures and relationships begin across the country for BOLDplanning. BOLDplanning’s Global Solutions team members are the people customers meet in the field across the United States.

During recent travel to Pennsylvania, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa in the last two weeks, our team embraced the opportunity to reach out to uncharted waters and introduce universities, businesses, National Guard emergency management programs and state and local government agencies to BOLDplanning.

Our Global Solutions team is dedicated to serving and supporting all sectors across the country to enhance Continuity of Operations (COOP), Business Continuity (BCP), Emergency Operations (EOP) and Hazard Mitigation (HMP) planning.

If you see us in your area, flag us down and say hello. This isn’t a sales call–just an opportunity to share thoughts, concerns and best practices. We look forward to meeting you all!

BOLDplanning Conducts Mid-Planning Workshops at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

BOLDplanning team members, Cathleen Atchison and Cassandra Wolff, conducted four Continuity of Operations (COOP) Mid-Planning Workshops at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) this week. Over 65 participants attended the training, making significant strides toward enhancing the content of the university’s COOP plan.

A big thank you to IUP staff and faculty for the great work, dedication and engagement to make your COOP successful. We look forward to seeing you again in October!

BOLDplanning Attends Colorado EM Conference

The Colorado Emergency Management Association hosted its annual conference this week in Colorado Springs. BOLDplanning has attended this conference every year for the past six years. We are very proud of our Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Emergency Operations (EOP) work for clients on Colorado’s Front Range.

Congratulations to Scott Gladden with El Paso County Public Health for winning the DJI Spark Drone given away in our booth! Enjoy!