Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visits New Orleans, La. on August 2, 2010. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/Released)

EMSI’s cadre of Subject Matter Experts are response and incident management experts who have responded to thousands of incidents in their careers.  Leveraging this expertise, our seasoned cadre can support your organization during actual incident and emergency response through a wide range of response services.

Why Choose EMSI for your Response Support Services?

Functioning as Area Commanders, Incident Commanders, and other Command and General Staff positions on Type 1 National Incident Management Teams, EMSI’s dedicated cadre has demonstrated exceptional incident management skills and experience responding to large, all-risk, all-hazard incidents throughout the United States.  Our proven track record demonstrates that we are not only expert practitioners, but are proven incident leaders, bringing decades of ICS and incident management knowledge to our clients. These intangible leadership skills experience have helped to bring order and calm to the chaos of an incident.

Responding to thousands of incidents, EMSI cadre have utilized ICS while leading responders on both large and small scale incidents, ranging from natural disasters to urban fire and rescue and wildland fire incidents, to oil, chemical, biological, radiological, public health, environmental, and terrorism incidents, as well as special events.  EMSI personnel have been involved in the management of nearly every major incident for the last 25 years including:

  • World Trade Center Bombing (1992)
  • Oklahoma City Bombing (1995)
  • 9/11 Terror Attacks (2001)
  • Anthrax at the Capital (2001)
  • Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster (2003)
  • Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (2005)
  • Deepwater Horizon (2010)
  • Japan Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster (2011)
  • Hurricane Sandy (2012)

For nearly nine months during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, EMSI served as the official ICS and incident management advisors to the U.S. Coast Guard and their response partners, providing nearly fifty Type 1 and Type 2 qualified personnel at once to the Area Command in Louisiana; the Incident Command Posts in Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida; and the Forward Operating Bases throughout the Gulf.