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Hazard mitigation and emergency management

For more than three decades, Disaster preparedness’s Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Management (HM&EM) employees have helped communities across the country prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate natural and manmade disasters. Our program is built on extensive expertise with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as well as state and local agencies. The HM&EM staff has assisted FEMA with the development risk assessment and hazard mapping processes. This work has helped multiple states and approximately 500 local governments with their mitigation planning and has aided in the response and recovery efforts for federally declared disasters.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s team has the necessary leadership experience, along with planning, technical, and scientific qualifications to help communities meet their hazard mitigation and emergency management needs. The breadth of Amec Foster Wheeler’s nationwide capabilities enables our HM&EM group to quickly pull together teams to handle and pre- or post-disaster job, regardless of size and complexity, and guarantees our clients access to the most current technology.

Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Management services

State and local planning

An effective plan is critical to the success of any program. Amec Foster Wheeler works with state and local governments to develop, update, and enhance plans to protect people and property and to ensure community eligibility for federal disaster assistance and hazard mitigation funding. Our planning services include:

Multi-hazard mitigation plans

  • Flood mitigation plans (FMA);
  • Floodplain management plans (CRS);
  • Community wildfire protection plans;
  • Dam emergency action plans;
  • Disaster resistant university plans;
  • Local emergency operations plans;
  • Energy assurance plans.

We develop plans that are well integrated with other community plans and programs and that meet the appropriate federal requirements for programs such as the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program, the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS), and those administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Hazard risk assessment

A risk assessment examines the vulnerability of a community’s population, built environment, and infrastructure to hazards. Through extensive research and sophisticated tools, such as HAZUS-MH (which estimates potential losses), the Automated Floodplain Generator (which develops approximate floodplains), and GIS, Amec Foster Wheeler helps communities identify the hazards and potential impacts to which they are vulnerable. Risk assessments help guide prioritization of actions and resources and can also be used for preparedness and response planning and homeland security considerations.

Disaster preparedness

Preparedness, training and exercises are an integral part of an emergency management program. Amec Foster Wheeler’s training and exercise programs are designed to keep community officials and staff current with and knowledgeable about the latest emergency management standards and procedures. Our programs, developed and facilitated by professionals with hands-on experience, are customized to meet the needs of our clients and address their particular risks. Our services include:

  • Disaster response exercises (functional, tabletop, full-scale);
  • Hazard-specific recovery and mitigation exercises (flood, earthquake, hurricane, wildfire, energy disruption);
  • Hospital/health care facility plans, exercises and drills;
  • Homeland security exercise evaluation program, EMAP and NIMS compliance.

Mitigation grants and projects

Grant opportunities for mitigation projects are becoming increasingly competitive and complicated. Amec Foster Wheeler works with communities to identify viable mitigation projects eligible for federal grant funding, navigate the grant application processes, conduct benefit-cost analyses and environmental reviews (for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act), administer grants, and implement projects upon receipt of funding. Amec Foster Wheeler specialises in packaging federal, state, local, and private resources to maximize multi-objective management opportunities. Examples of FEMA’s grant programs include:

  • Pre-disaster mitigation program;
  • Flood mitigation assistance program;
  • Hazard mitigation grant program;
  • Repetitive flood claims program;
  • Severe repetitive loss program.

Disaster recovery

Amec Foster Wheeler complements its pre-disaster services with comprehensive assistance to communities to stabilise and enhance disaster recovery and redevelopment. Since recovery provides a window of opportunity to mitigate future disasters, Amec Foster Wheeler encourages communities to incorporate mitigation activities and planning into their recovery efforts. Our post-disaster expertise includes:

  • On-site policy and decision-making guidance;
  • Technical assistance;
  • Coordination of FEMA disaster assistance programs;
  • Damage/impact assessments (remote sensing).


Environmental services

Offering our clients a diverse skill set from our environmental consultants and a complete array of environmental services covering air, land, and water

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