Emergency Management

Often when organizations try to develop emergency preparedness and response plans, they are neither risk-based nor linked to each other in a comprehensive emergency management system. At PMO, we are progressive and integrative with our approach to emergency management. Our Emergency Management Team audits existing strategies and past activities to develop a plan based on your needs and vulnerabilities. You are equipped with a system that incorporates all levels of risk, legal and regulatory requirements, and the expectations of your stakeholders. Based on Hazard Risk Vulnerability Assessment (HRVCA), we cover the full scope of Prevention, Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.

Putting the “Management” in Emergency Management

Know that your business is prepared for any emergency through PMO's comprehensive strategies including stakeholder communications, business continuity and contingency planning.

Plan for Continuity of Operations

  • Review Business Continuity Systems and Processes
  • Identify Critical Business Functions
  • Verify Top Operational Goals and Objectives
  • Perform Business Impact Analysis (BIA), in Collaboration with Key Leaders
  • Identify Supply Chain Vulnerabilities
  • Confirm Commitments and Deadlines
  • Assess Potential Impacts – Emergency Response Capability Day-to-Day Functions
  • Improve Communications Plan with Internal & External Stakeholders
  • Realistic Contingency Planning – Leadership Perspective


  • Assess and Validate Existing Mitigation Strategy and Measures
  • Identify Opportunities to Prevent or Reduce Harmful Consequences
  • Cost-Benefit Analyses of Mitigation Options
  • Risk Treatment Strategy Recommendations
  • Compelling Advice to Reduce Risk Exposure

Program Review

  • Validate Conformance to Strategies, Plans, and Procedures
  • Conduct Audits and Reviews for Conformance and Effectiveness Program Implementation and Maintenance
  • Identify Required Corrective Actions
  • Develop Simplified Process for Senior Management Engagement in Emergency Management Program Review
  • Incorporate Ongoing Analysis and Evaluation, as well as Corrective Action Review and Completion

Ensure Preparedness

  • Equipment Selection and Validation to Plan
  • Acquire Equipment / Facilities (as requested)
  • Identify Designated Response Personnel
  • Confirm Roles and Responsibilities
  • Develop a ‘Fit for Purpose’ Training and Educational Strategy
  • Develop a Competency-based Training and Educational Curriculum
  • Train Personnel with Equipment to the Plan
  • Design Conduct and Evaluate Emergency Response Drills to Validate the Plan
  • Develop Simple Effective Program Training Records

EM Program Framework

  • Develop, Improve or Assess the Comprehensive Emergency Management Program: EM Goals, Program Objectives, Performance Measures/ KPIs, Emergency Management Policy, Emergency Management Standard, Program Leadership and Accountability
  • Facilitation and Development of Risk Based, Explicit and Management Approved EM Program Activity Schedule
  • Change Process Records and Management
  • Hazard, Risk, Vulnerability and Capability Assessments (HRVCA)
  • Hazard Identification, Qualification and Quantification
  • Integrated Risk Assessments
  • Evaluation of Risks Associated with Technological, Natural and Human Caused Hazards
  • Probabilities and Consequences of Potential Emergency Scenarios
  • Identification of Internal and External Vulnerabilities
  • Verification of Response Capability

Plan for Recovery

  • Develop Procedures to Restore and Return to Normal Operations (post-incident)
  • Identify Priorities for Restoration of Functions, Services, Resources, Facilities, Programs, and Infrastructure
  • Develop Damage Assessment Process and Forms
  • Damage Claims and Claim Management Process
  • Pre-plan for Displacement and Relocation
  • Plan for Trauma Intervention and Grief Counselling
  • Assess and Improve Communications Process during Recovery Phase

Plan for Response

  • Develop, Evaluate, and Maintain ‘Fit for Purpose’ Pragmatic and Effective Emergency Plans
  • Review Hazard and Threat Emergency Scenarios (from HRVCA)
  • Scenario Based Planning from HRVCA Foundation
  • Develop Hazard and Threat-specific Emergency Procedures and/or Supplemental Plans
  • ​Assess Availability and Capabilities of Resources for Incident Stabilization
  • Develop and Manage Related Public and Stakeholder Consultation
  • Ensure Applicable Regulations are Addressed in the Plan.
  • Evaluate, Integrate and Develop Mutual Aid Capabilities​
  • Design the Emergency Response Plan(s) for Client Ownership and Maintenance (no usage or licensing fees)

We service the following sectors:


Film & Television



Lenders, Banks



Oil & Gas



A Practical and Methodical Approach

It's not just a plan, it’s an interactive system. PMO’s Emergency Management experts know the full spectrum of preparedness and emergency management: Prevention, Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. More importantly, their approach is risk-based, pragmatic, and interlinked, ensuring you have the most comprehensive EM system possible for your business.

Paul Harris
Emergency Management Lead
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Dean Monterey
Senior Emergency Management Advisor
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