Emergency management is a continuum of actions ranging from prevention – which should be the first line of defense against anticipated natural events as well as unanticipated manmade (including terrorist) events – to planning and preparedness aimed at enabling impacted individuals to protect themselves. Response is focused on immediate life saving activities, and recovery is focused on the management of consequences and the return to a normal state. Community resilience is an overarching approach intended to enable communities to withstand disruption from any natural or manmade event without serious breakdowns in the communities’ economy or public safety. High functioning emergency management organizations are key to minimizing economic and health impacts and supporting rapid recovery from disaster. We offer extensive experience assisting communities, large and small, to design, evaluate, test and improve their emergency response plans and capabilities based on their priorities and unique circumstances.