For the second time this year, the EMSI IMT deployed as part of a DOE/NNSA exercise to provide incident management assistance to DOE/NNSA technical response teams, most recently during the Nuclear Weapons Accident/Incident Exercise (NUWAIX 19) in late April. Conducted at the DOE Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX, NUWAIX 19 evaluated the whole of government response to a nuclear weapons accident, a low-probability, high-risk scenario for which DOE remains prepared. In addition to DOE, exercise participants included the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in addition to local and state entities.
Deploying in support of DOE, EMSI provided a ten person Incident Management Team (IMT) that was responsible for organizing Unified Command, facilitating the planning process, developing the IAP, maintaining resource and situation status, coordinating logistics, conducting strategic and long-range planning, and coaching the JIC.
Outside of the EMSI IMT support, EMSI exercise planners were integral to the development of the exercise, facilitating the year long exercise planning process. Additional EMSI personnel served as exercise controllers, evaluators, and logistical support prior to the start of the exercise.
EMSI has provided emergency management contract support to DOE since 2007 and currently works with several DOE programs. EMSI’s vast experience in complex incident management and hazardous materials response has helped inform some of the advanced incident management approaches to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) incident management. EMSI personnel have been involved in the management of several complex hazardous materials incidents, included the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident in 2011.
As one of the most experienced and capable IMTs in the world, the EMSI IMT is a highly qualified and experienced Type 1 IMT available to support government and private sector entities on a worldwide basis. With highly skilled incident management professionals, team members are drawn from a diverse range of disciplines and have an average of over twenty years of Type 1 all-hazards incident management experience.
EMSI is a service-disabled veteran owned (SDVOSB), minority business enterprise that supports a broad range of clients. To learn more about how EMSI and how we can help your organizations response preparedness, please visit www.emsics.com.