SRC understands that all organizations and disasters are different. A cookie cutter approach is not effective. We do not propose to know what is best for your organization, only you do. After a thorough assessment, we can begin to understand your operation, the impacts of the disaster, your constituent’s expectations, and your priorities.
SRC disaster consultants provide our best recommendations, tailored to your goals and objectives, for your consideration and decision.
Our services are usually provided on-site and in response to a recent disaster. If you’re in the early stages of recovering from a disaster our approach is to conduct a Disaster Impact Risk Assessment (DIRA) as the first step of an engagement. In order to plot a reliable course to your Recovery Goal, of obtaining the maximum amount of FEMA help and funding possible, we must first understand your current position on the Recovery Map. Disaster Impact Risk Assessments typically are completed within 1 week and may be billed as a flat fee. All other services are billed on a time and expense basis.
A Disaster Impact Risk Assessment includes:
Assessment - Our FEMA consultants 1) assess the disaster impacts to the organization, 2) organize preliminary estimates of loss, 3) evaluate your organizations capability to recover and to document losses, 4) analyze any current FEMA activity and 5) identify risks that may prevent receiving funding from FEMA such as regulatory conflicts with contracting or procurement.
Analyze and Strategize - We evaluate and consider the things you may want to change about your infrastructure or processes now that impacts from the disaster have altered your operations. We interview executives and department heads regarding ideas for rebuilding. The output of our assessment is a report that summarizes our findings and presents strategies to maximize financial recoveries from FEMA while mitigating risks. We may present alternative strategies based upon your recovery objectives.
Planning Services - The Recovery Plan will describe and prioritize the steps and tasks required to meet the Recovery Goal. Examples of the tasks are: Coordinating FEMA activity and personnel, creating detailed damage assessments; developing cost estimates for work to-be-completed; invoice collection and organization for costs incurred; flood plain review; code compliance review, etc.
Implementation Services - SRC consultants typically act as a Facilitator or Project Manager. SRC is the coordinator for your Recovery Group. The group consists of an executive decision maker, department heads, SRC FEMA consultants and engineering consultants if needed.
The SRC Coordinator can facilitate effective communication of the recovery goals throughout your organization. Frequent meetings with your department heads ensure that everyone is on the same page. A deliberate and consistent message is sent to third-parties, such as FEMA, state and insurance representatives, while controlling third-party access to facilities, personnel and documentation. The control of access minimizes risk of misunderstandings which can lead to time consuming renegotiations.
Our Mission: To advocate, advance understanding, strategize and implement recovery plans on behalf of our clients that are victims of disasters.
- Has your organization been impacted by a disaster that was declared by the President?
- Are you concerned about where the money will come from to rebuild and repair?
- Has FEMA been working with you and you're not satisfied with progress or results?
- Have you been turned down for funding to which you believe you may be entitled?
- Do you want to steer your disaster recovery with guidance from an experienced advocate?
- Are you a government entity (state, county, city, town, village, parish, etc.) or a private-non-profit organization that provides a governmental type of service such as education or health care?
Additional Services are available can be provided on or off-site depending upon your needs.
- Disaster Impact Risk Assessment
- Strategy Development
- Plan Development
- Plan Implementation
- Damage Site(s) Assessment
- Cost Estimating
- Project Worksheet / Claims Documentation
- Grant close-out Administration
- Program Compliance Training
- Mitigation Planning
- Appeal Preparation
- Position Paper Development
- Third Party Management