Experience Matters

Our experience has been forged in the trenches where the “rubber meets the road” with an extensive history of helping local and state emergency responders remain prepared.

Using our cutting-edge technology, our proven planning methodologies, and our successful project management style, we are perfectly placed to assist you and your organization. Our services will add value to any organization, however our strategic focus is on these four sectors.

BOLDplanning for Government Agencies

BOLDplanning’s cutting edge, cloud-based software tools have been designed to help organizations of all sizes and levels create government-compliant planning elements. BOLDplanning understands the various elements necessary for a successful and compliant emergency preparedness program. This includes significant expertise in Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) and Continuity of Government (COG).

Regardless of whether you are managing a small, rural jurisdiction or a large state agency, BOLDplanning facilitates a streamlined and standardized approach throughout your organization.

The BOLDplanning approach is focused on ensuring that government organizations meet DHS/FEMA planning elements required for federal, state, regional, local and tribal organizations as well as private sector best practices.

We monitor all current planning guidance including major national initiatives so you don’t have to.

  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • National Response Framework (NRF)
  • Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101 & 201 (CPG 101 & 201)
  • DHS/FEMA’s Federal Continuity Directives 1 & 2 (FCD1/FCD2)
  • Continuity Guidance Circular 1 & 2 (CGC1/CGC2)
  • The Stafford Act / Disaster Mitigation Act of 200 (DMA2000)

BOLDplanning for Education

BOLDplanning produces customized tools designed to match each institution’s specific planning needs and requirements. These customized versions are deployed online to allow you to create individual elements in an easy-to-use, and standardized planning environment.

Our planning methodology follows both public and private sector standards including the FEMA “Guides for Developing High Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Schools and Institutions of Higher Learning”, and all business continuity guidance from the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII). With this experience and flexibility we are currently assisting all types of educational institutions.

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Colleges
  • K-12 School Districts
  • Private Schools and other Institutions

BOLDplanning has long-term experience with school emergency planning practices. We follow all guidance and compliance requirements from a variety of sources including DHS/FEMA, DOE, DRII, ISO, NIST and ITIL. By monitoring these frameworks and combining appropriate elements, BOLDplanning provides a solid structure for best practices planning.

No matter how complex the organization, the BOLDplanning system will guide your planners through the core elements that are fundamental to an effective and comprehensive plan.

  • Risk Assessment
  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Succession Planning
  • Communication Planning
  • Relocation and Alternate Facilities
  • Emergency Support Functions (ESF)
  • Training and Testing
  • Policies and Procedures

BOLDplanning for Healthcare

The ability to resume operations, provide safe and secure facilities, and quickly access specific emergency operations information is critical for meeting life safety objectives and regulatory compliance. Public and private health organizations across the country are turning to BOLDplanning and our proprietary web-based planning system to assist with continuity planning, emergency operations, and security initiatives.

BOLDplanning produces customized planning systems designed to match each institution’s specific planning needs and requirements. Customized websites are deployed “in the cloud” to allow each organization to create their individual plans in an online, easy-to-use, standardized planning environment.

Public Health Departments, hospitals, primary care clinics, doctor’s offices, and long-term care facilities need effective, updated plans during a disaster response. That’s why customers consistently choose BOLDplanning.

BOLDplanning tracks a wide range of health-related guidance and regulatory requirements to ensure that our process is perfectly aligned with your operational needs:

  • The Joint Commission – Requirements for Emergency Management
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC) – Emergency Preparedness and Response Guidance
  • The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) – PHEP & HPP Guidance
  • The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – National Emergency Preparedness Requirements

No matter how complex the organization, the BOLDplanning system and experienced consultants will guide your planners through the core elements that are fundamental to an effective and comprehensive plan.

  • Threat Hazard / Risk Assessment (THIRA)
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Emergency Operations Coordination
  • Communications
  • Training, Testing and Exercising (TTE)
  • Succession Planning
  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Relocation and Alternate Facilities
  • Emergency Support Functions (ESF)
  • Asset Allocation, Resource Tracking, and Volunteer Coordination

BOLDplanning for Business

A lack of planning and preparedness can easily result in significant losses for your business when impacted by disasters or disruptions. For both large and small businesses, having a plan in place can be the difference in bouncing back or permanently closing your doors.

Most large corporations have full-time staff and allocated resources for Business Continuity Planning (BCP), Disaster Recovery (DR) and Crisis and Incident Management (C/IM); however the majority of small and medium-sized businesses have little internal expertise and support.

We work equally well with large businesses spread across multiple locations and small businesses with minimal staff and a single facility. We monitor several organization “standards” and match our planning process to these industry best practices.

The guidance and requirements from the following organizations are incorporated into our BOLDplanning methodology and software.

  • Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII)
  • Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)
  • FEMA Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program (PS-Prep)
  • FEMA Continuity of Operations Division
  • ISO 22301:2012 for Business Continuity Management Systems