At Rock Park we recognize that disaster planning is not a “one size fits all” situation. Any consulting firm can develop a template-based plan. Our team uses a tailored approach, taking the time to get to know the stakeholders, the community, and the needs and priorities of the area. We know that people depend on you. The products that we develop are more than just a plan — they are tools for your community, your co-workers, and your family. We plan for you the way we would plan for ourselves-thorough, complete, and with the needs of the whole community in mind.
Planning for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs
People with disabilities and others with access and functional needs bear a disproportionate burden in disaster. They are far more likely to experience elevated morbidity, mortality, and other adverse outcomes. Our team has worked with Orange County, California, the City of San Francisco, and jurisdictions across New York, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington to identify planning requirements, assess and improve plans, and train stakeholders to more comprehensively and proactively meet the needs of the whole community, including those with disabilities and other access and functional needs. Our team has the knowledge and skills to help you navigate the expanding and changing landscape of emergency management in the context of the American’s with Disabilities Act.
Assessing Vulnerability and Risk
A comprehensive understanding of the threats and vulnerabilities that a community faces is required for effective planning. At Rock Park we use a systematic, analytical approach to understanding vulnerability and estimating risk. This approach results in solid data from which our clients can plan and prioritize resource investment.
Modeling, Simulation, and Consequence Projections
We can’t always predict when a disaster will happen, but we can often tell you what will happen when it does. Preparedness activities are most effective when informed by credible scenarios, accurate projections, and good data. Our modeling has helped jurisdictions across the nation better understand how potential incidents will impact their communities, critical infrastructure, and key resources. We are developing a decision support tool which seeks to reduce the influence of human performance factors on protective action decision making.
Areas of ExpertisE
- Technical Assistance
- Content Development, Writing, and Editing
- Public Health Systems Analysis
- Vulnerability Assessment
- Consequence Projection, Modeling, and Simulation
- Mass Casualty Event Planning
- Hazard and Risk Assessment
- Risk Management
- Disaster Planning, Preparedness, and Response
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Access and Functional Needs
- Project Management
- Citizen Preparedness
- Workshop Facilitation
- Exercise Support
- Whole Community Engagement