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Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Planning

MCM Consulting Group, Inc. (MCM) will conduct a threat and hazard identification and risk assessment (THIRA) for your county, region, or task force.

THIRAs are conducted in accordance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201 and/or guidance from regional and state administrative agencies.

We review your capabilities in respect to the thirty-two (32) core capabilities as provided by FEMA. Levels of capability, as well as gaps in capability are identified and recorded in the THIRA documentation.

The completed THIRA is a useful tool for adopting FEMA’s Community Lifelines Toolkit 2.0 and identifying needed planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise projects.

Participation in the THIRA may also be necessary for the use of certain grant funding, including EMPG and HSGP.

County and Municipal Flood Study

MCM Consulting Group, Inc. provides a comprehensive flood study program for local governments.

This study and report combine local rain fall and precipitation information as well as past flooding, flash flooding, and ice jam flooding events to provide a qualitative and quantitative analysis of flood risk and vulnerability for a community, jurisdiction, or county.

The comprehensive flood study program offers scenarios developed in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) HAZUS software as an analysis tool to determine risks and inundation for census tracts and at a full county level.

The program allows for mitigation planning related to flood events and provides recommendations for local governments, communities, and jurisdictions.

High Hazard Potential Dam Planning

MCM Consulting Group, Inc. (MCM) specializes in comprehensive high hazard potential dam (HHPD) risk analysis and mitigation reporting.

MCM will inventory and provide a list of HHPD’s by name, identification number, location by jurisdiction, and other relevant information.

Each HHPD will be identified on a topographical map to assist with the identification of vulnerable areas and populations at risk (PAR) downstream from the dam.

The report will include a vulnerability assessment section and a mitigation strategy section that identifies actions and projects to decrease the impact of a HHPD failure.

The comprehensive HHPD report will be useful to county and municipalities for future hazard mitigation planning.

Needs Assessment and Strategic Planning

MCM Consulting Group, Inc. performs a thorough analysis of your staff, facility, technology, equipment, policies and procedures, and standard operating guidelines, and standard operating guidelines in order to determine what needs to be updated and improved.

Then, we develop a strategic plan to make all necessary changes within your time constraints and budget.

Contract Negotiations

MCM Consulting Group Inc. negotiates contracts for products and services, ranging from thousands of dollars to millions of dollars.

We set clearly defined timelines, ensure performance commitments, and protect the financial interest of clients.

Emergency Operations Center Planning

MCM Consulting Group, Inc. provides emergency operations center planning that will ensure your emergency operations center is prepared for any natural or human-caused disaster.

From policy, procedure and checklist review and updates to facilitating tabletop or functional based exercises, MCM has all the tools to assist you with strengthening the emergency operations center.

Our emergency operations center subject matter experts have been county emergency management coordinators or deputy emergency management coordinators.

Grant Writing

Our staff regularly writes grant applications, and provides grant subject matter expertise for:

  • Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG)
  • Hazardous Material Response Fund (HMRF)
  • Hazardous Material Emergency Planning (HMEP)
  • Interoperability Emergency Communications Planning (IECGP)
  • Pre-disaster mitigation grant (PDM)
  • State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP)

RFI, RFQ, RFP and IFB Services

MCM Consulting Group, Inc. provides counsel in writing, advertising, reviewing, and awarding Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Qualifications (RFQ), Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Invitation for Bids (IFB) while managing vendor performance to meet contractual commitments.

EMA Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs)

MCM Consulting Group, Inc. has experience in reviewing, modifying and creating emergency management agency (EMA) and emergency operations center (EOC) SOGs as well as policies and procedures.

We assist you in creating material that is user friendly and enforceable, allowing your agency to operate at its peak efficiency.


MCM Consulting Group, Inc. provides municipal and county emergency management agencies and regional task forces with consulting and equipment management services including:

  • Communication equipment purchase specifications
  • Development of specialized equipment operations guides
  • Equipment management services
  • Specialized equipment workshops

Project Management

Each EMA project is assigned a team of employees who make sure your project gets completed on time and on budget.

We lead meetings, manage vendor relationships, and guide your agency or emergency operations center through all implemented changes.

Commodity Flow Studies

We make sure your county stays safe from hazards by providing the proper research, planning, and follow up.

Our team has the expertise to help you plan and conduct commodity flow studies for identifying hazardous materials and help you mitigate dangers.

Each study falls in accordance with Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program (HMCRP) standards and practices.

Hazard Mitigation Planning

MCM Consulting Group, Inc. will help mitigate the dangers of an unsafe world through a comprehensive hazard mitigation planning program.

MCM has completed numerous hazard mitigation plans that did not require any changes in order to achieve approved pending adoption status.

This proves our expertise in hazard mitigation planning. We offer our expert assistance to create the best, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved plan for your county.

Local Emergency Operations Planning

Whether your agency is a local day care center, school, or other community center, everyone needs a solid emergency operations plan.

We help create plans, policies and procedures, and standard operating guidelines for potential disasters to help keep people safe during an emergency.

Task Force Management

We provide regional task forces with a variety of management services:

  • Committee and sub-committee management
  • HSEEP exercises
  • Training coordination
  • Equipment management
  • Grants management
  • Program management

EOC Design and Construction

From kickoff to implementation, MCM manages the design, construction, and renovations to your emergency operations center (EOC), making sure your communication and emergency response needs are met in full.

Training and Exercise

MCM Consulting Group, Inc. will guide your team through the changes that have been implemented in your organization.

From equipment and technology upgrades to policy and procedure changes, MCM provides frequent follow-ups, training, and assistance wherever your team or organization may need it.

Emergency Management Training and Exercise

We provide emergency management coordinator and emergency operations center staff training and exercise services.

The emergency management coordinator training and exercise services assist with the basic certification of a county emergency management coordinator.

The emergency operations center training and exercise services focus on the procedures and checklists that are utilized to efficiently activate, operate and deactivate the center.

Both programs ensure that the emergency management program can deal with any natural or human-caused disaster.

New Hire Training

We provide your center with worthwhile training programs so that you can effectively hire new employees.

We offer assistance in creating new hire manuals and customized programs for prospective employee interviewing, evaluation, and recruiting.

Supervisor and Management Training

MCM Consulting Group, Inc. chooses the right program for your supervisors to gain the most relevant leadership experience for their position based on local and state standards to help your EOC run smoothly after project completion.

Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program Exercises

MCM Consulting Group, Inc. works with your team to develop an exercise program based on the nexus your team has designated.

MCM utilizes an exercise design format that affords all exercise planning representatives the ability to provide input on the exercise.

MCM develops all exercise documents including situation manuals, exercise plans and after-exercise reports.

MCM also facilitates and evaluate the exercise with representatives that have evaluated numerous exercises and have field operations expertise in emergency response.

We use the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) approved practices to target training and evaluation of:

  • Emergency operations center operations
  • Points of Distribution (POD).
  • Tactical Interoperable Communication Plan (TICP).
  • Public safety communications
  • Decontamination
  • Incident Command Systems (ICS)
  • Mass Casualty and surge capacity
  • Law Enforcement Response
  • Improvised explosive device
  • Evacuation and Triage
  • Hazardous materials
  • Active shooter
  • Continuity of operations
  • Hospital policy and procedures

Event Planning

MCM Consulting Group, Inc. provides your EMA or organization with a full range of project management and planning services for your next big conference or event.

We will work with your team to plan all aspects of your event.

Our services include, but are not limited to working with vendors, hotels, presenters, and sponsors to organize logistics; planning and creating agenda and marketing materials; facilitating planning meetings and on site coordination; assisting with registration and logistics before, during and after conference; and managing attendance, fees, and sponsors to maintain budget.

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