Modules of the Continual Preparedness System include the Plan Manager, Resource Manager, and Incident Manager. These are available together as an integrated solution or separately as standalone tools that can be integrated with existing incident management system.
CEMPlanner is a web-based planning platform designed to bring planners together and facilitate the planning process to create and maintain standards-based and customizable plans based on state, federal and organization specific standardsThe planning process is equally imported as the final plan it produces. Circumventing the process can adversely affect the fundamental benefits achieved during plan development. CEMPlanner guides users through each step of the planning process in an automated format that facilitates collaboration, interaction, contribution and accountability of stakeholders. Emerging diseases, terrorism and chemical hazards are all threats to our society. To handle these challenges, planning must be dynamic and must include input from all stakeholders. Developing and maintaining dynamic plans, that comply with national and regional requirements, is a challenge for all agencies and organizations.
CEMPlanner supports industry standards and helps to keep all plans consistent. CEMPlanner`s process as well as an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) template, comply with industry standards including Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) CPG-101, the National Response Framework, Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) and NIMS resource typing.
- Step-by-step, standards-based planning process
- User customizable planning templates
- Unlimited creation of functional annex, incident, event and site plans
- More manageable and trackable planning process
- Automated review and approval workflow
- CPG formatted EOP template “out-of-the-box”
- Outputs to MS Word and Excel
- Resource needs planning and gap reporting
- Supports Facility Safety Planning
- Critical data collection for Continuity of Operations (COOP)
The Resource Manager is a web-based resource monitoring solution that delivers resource visibility and tracking capabilities throughout all phases of all phases of any type of incidentThe system’s automated inventory workflow is based on National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) processes and principles including FEMA’s resource management lifecycle. The solution helps to track inventory items and provides cost visibility throughout all phases of incidents and daily operations.
As natural or manmade incidents move from routine to extreme, layers of complexity emerge and uncertainty begins to rise. Affected areas grow from local to regional and multi-agency coordination of assets and responding personnel can become overwhelming. In these types of events, incident commanders are faced with non-stop incoming requirements – resource requests, inquiries, requests for action that arrive simultaneously in different formats such as email, phone, radio, etc. To manage this dynamic environment effectively, Previstar offers Resource Manager - a system with the right mix of capabilities, scalability, and flexibility to meet these operational complexities.
- Managing requests, mobilizations and deployment
- Tracking check-ins and assignments
- Calculating usage and consumption costs
When combined with Incident Manager, the suite becomes an ideal solution for multi-agency coordination (MAC) systems, as well as preparedness and response agencies that want to achieve situational awareness, collaboration and standards-based incident management.
Incident Manager is the quintessential online command center which provides an operational backbone for situational awareness, decision support, and multi-jurisdictional coordinationIt is based upon the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and has integrated Incident Command System (ICS), which gives its users improved response tools with ICS workflow, terminology and form. The system provides users with a comprehensive incident overview from multiple locations or from one centralized location. Users can then easily assess the situation by utilizing their customized dashboards, integrated message center and multiple event logs.
Incident Manager´s workflow guides the users to set up commands, identify facilities such as Emergency Operation Centers and other incident type facilities, with the ability to assign critical ICS roles to each of the operational areas. ICS forms integrated in the system have an auto-fill feature to make the IAP creation more efficient while responding to the incident. All incident data is easily exportable to MS Word or Excel format for incident reporting.
- Comprehensive situational awareness
- Integrated NIMS and ICS as well as forms
- Multi-jurisdictional incident command
- Real-time data sharing
- Integrated GIS map with auto filled incident status
- User personalized dashboard for incident overview
- Mobile compatible
When combined with CEMPlanner, Resource Manager and GIS, Incident Manager provides a seamless platform for collaboration and coordination within organizations. Multiple stakeholders across all jurisdictional and agency boundaries can use this solution for training, exercise, and other programs.