When it comes to preparing emergency personnel to respond to natural disasters or acts of terrorism, adequate training and an emphasis on the use of technology are essential components of a coordinated relief effort.
ORAU offers the technical knowledge, as well as a proven capability to design, develop and deliver training solutions that provide agencies with a customized approach to their readiness needs.
Some recent examples of our technology solutions and training success stories include:
The Veterans Health Administration Performance Improvement Management System (VHA PIMS) is a web-based system that provides a consistent and efficient approach to plan, develop, evaluate and improve emergency management activities throughout the VHA and enables multi-level participation and collaboration.
DOE and ORAU emergency management personnel traveled to the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig to assist incident management teams with response planning.
ORAU emergency management experts developed ARMS, which tracks scheduled exercises and operations and provides managers comprehensive visibility of their teams’ activities and the department’s assets.
ORAU teamed with subject matter experts from DOE's Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group to devise a computer-based tool used for designing and developing emergency preparedness drills and exercises.
ORAU and the state of California partnered to revise HSEEP training to integrate the latest technology and a new toolkit to be used for exercise scheduling, design, development, conduct, evaluation and improvement planning.