Responding to emergencies requires planning, preparation, and rehearsal. ARES Subject Matter Experts have experience with emergency operations from the policy level to ‘boots on the ground’. Our legacy in the nuclear industry provides us with keen insight into the unique requirements of nuclear and radiological emergency response.
ARES personnel are experienced in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the National Preparedness System (NPS) and help clients design customized procedures ensuring effective response to any conceivable emergency incident. Using a systematic and proactive approach ARES subject matter experts (SMEs) help ensure all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector work together seamlessly in response to all threats and hazards. ARES personnel have designed interagency response plans for high-threat incidents that remain the standard today for multiple federal agencies and departments along with international partner nations / governments.
Incident Management / Response
ARES personnel are trained and certified in incident response management and response compliant with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the National Preparedness System (NPS). We help clients build, train, evaluate and improve programs ensuring compliance and effective integration with multi-jurisdictional responses to all threats and hazards. See additional information under the section “Security Education, Training and Exercises.”
ARES personnel are experienced in the design, organization, and effective operations of Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) compliant with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and various federal, departmental, and international partner nation requirements. Our extensive expertise in civil, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering affords our clients a single source solution for building highly effective EOC facilities. Additionally, we have experience in evaluating and recommending improvements to existing EOC facilities to improve performance, coordination, interoperability, and compliance.
Modeling and Simulation
ARES personnel are experienced in the use of hazard prediction and consequence management analysis tools widely used to assist in emergency management situations. We have used these tools to analyze possible emergency scenarios, to evaluate recovery strategies and to train personnel to respond to emergency situations. ARES personnel are experienced in the use of DoD and DOE consequence management modeling tools and have used them to both model hypothetical scenarios and to respond to real life emergencies. Additionally, ARES developed one of the primary software tools used by the DoD to conduct physical security, protective force, and adversary modeling and simulations.
Our work in the nuclear industry has taught us the requirements for safe operations in nuclear or radiological environments. We understand how to conduct these hazardous operations safely and effectively, from hazard identification, to selection of the proper protective clothing and equipment, to conduct of operations, to radiation safety, to contamination control. Whether these operations are part of mission requirements or in response to radiological accidents or attacks, our SMEs can provide a broad range of education, training, and exercise services in the area of emergency response including:
- Nuclear physics
- Health physics
- Detector equipment selection and operation
- Nuclear material search & identification
- Site characterization & hazard identification
- Contaminated casualty extraction
- Hotline operations/decontamination
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