Project History

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With a robust project history at CHHS, we boast an extensive list of quality results that meld years of experience with our unique academic background.

 

PAST CHHS PROJECTS INCLUDE:

 

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus Safety Project

    October 31, 2015

    Situated in West Baltimore, the University of Maryland, Baltimore – CHHS’ home base – is a 71-acre campus encompassing nearly 70 buildings, hosting more than 7,000 employees and 6,000 students.  With such a large footprint, safety and security is a top priority for University leadership. While CHHS has worked with ...

  • District of Columbia Continuity Planning Partnership

    October 1, 2015

    CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Eric Oddo continues to provide comprehensive planning services to the District of Columbia (DC) cabinet-level agencies in the development, implementation, and exercising of Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans. The eight year relationship between CHHS and the District’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) for COOP ...

  • University of Maryland School of Social Work Shelter-in-Place Exercise

    August 18, 2015

    On August 18, 2015, the CHHS Exercise and Training team conducted a drill for the University of Maryland School of Social Work (SSW).  Testing shelter-in-place procedures – including communication of emergency procedures to staff and building security protocols – the exercise simulated a mock hazardous material explosion outside the building, ...

  • Lessons Learned from Civil Unrest Seminar

    July 1, 2015

    Following protests and violence sparked by deadly police use-of-force in several cities across the U.S., CHHS was approached by the Annapolis Office of Emergency Management to develop and deliver a seminar on lessons learned when responding to civil unrest.  CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron, a veteran law enforcement professional, ...

  • Dallas COOP Planning and Exercise Project

    July 1, 2015

    Over the past year, CHHS has assisted the City of Dallas in developing a comprehensive Continuity of Operations (COOP) plan. CHHS partnered with Tidal Basin Group to review and update Dallas’ previous COOP plans, conduct interviews, develop COOP annexes for over 40 Dallas City departments, and execute a full-scale exercise. Carrying ...

  • Senior Crisis Management Seminars – Summer 2015

    June 1, 2015

    Working with the U.S. Department of State Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance, CHHS continued to develop and deliver Senior Crisis Management Seminars for international delegations looking to enhance their emergency management capabilities.  In June 2015, Kazakhstan officials spent a week with CHHS at the Universities at Shady Grove to discuss topics ...

  • Maryland-National Capital Region’s Training and Exercise Plan

    June 1, 2015

    In June 2015 CHHS completed a multi-year Training and Exercise Plan (TEP) for the Maryland-National Capital Region Emergency Response System (MDERS). The TEP focuses on developing multi-disciplinary and/or multi-jurisdictional response capabilities for critical incidents, while documenting the overall regional training and exercise program goals from July 2015 to May 2017. The ...

  • Region V Emergency Preparedness Coalition Full Scale Exercise

    May 19, 2015

    During our largest exercise to date, CHHS was all-hands-on-deck for a full-scale mass casualty exercise on May 19, 2015. The Region V Emergency Preparedness Coalition (EPC), which includes representatives from Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s Counties in Maryland, brought CHHS onboard to test medical surge capacity by ...

  • Montgomery County POD Tabletop and Full-Scale Exercises

    April 30, 2015

    Several CHHS staff members, including CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Clark Lee, were involved in the development and evaluation of the Montgomery County Cities Readiness Initiative Closed Points of Dispensing (POD) Partners Tabletop Exercise on February 24, 2015, in Silver Spring, Md. Sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of ...

  • Prince George’s County POD Exercise Series

    April 10, 2015

    The Prince George’s County Health Department (PGCHD) hosted a series of exercises designed to test the County’s Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) plan in early April. The three exercises simulated the non-medical model for the organization, staff, material, and coordination necessary to ensure that the County can respond to a biological ...

  • Senior Crisis Management Seminars – Winter 2015

    March 15, 2015

    Senior Policy Analyst Russell J. Strickland kicked off CHHS’ 2015 work with the U.S. Department of State Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance during a March trip to Mexico City. The seminar included more than 15 students that represented a cross-section of the City’s response community, and was conducted in a workshop ...

  • Howard County Emergency Operations Plan

    March 15, 2015

    Between 2013 and early 2015, Senior Policy Analysts Lisa Crow and Kasia Fertala worked with the Howard County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to revise the Howard County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The EOP outlines the responsibilities and coordination mechanisms of County departments and external partner organizations in response to ...

  • Local MD Emergency Management Operations Support Update – Winter 2015

    March 1, 2015

    CHHS professionals work with many local public health and emergency management offices throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia to provide staff support and expertise on a daily basis. Recent efforts include:  Baltimore City Health Department In the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Shannon Snyder ...

  • D.C. Forensics Continuity Tabletop Exercise

    February 12, 2015

    On February 12, 2015, CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Eric Oddo facilitated a tabletop exercise for the District of Columbia’s Department of Forensic Sciences. The discussion-based exercise helped City employees from the Forensic Science Laboratory Division, the Public Health Laboratory Division, and the Crime Scene Sciences Division, talk through Continuity of ...

  • Maryland Emergency Response System Tabletop Toolkits

    December 30, 2014

    Enhancing existing templates for tabletop exercises, CHHS recently provided planning toolkits for the Maryland Emergency Response System. The toolkits allow exercise planners to pick and choose various elements of an exercise to fit their exercise needs. Components of these toolkits include capabilities to test, exercise objectives, exercise scenarios, and facilitator ...

  • Mass Fatality Exercise in Prince George’s County

    December 19, 2014

    Through a year-long contract with the Prince George’s County Health Department, CHHS Law and Policy Analyst Christine Gentry is supporting exercise and training for the County’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program. As part of this program, Gentry conducted a Mass Fatality tabletop on December 19, 2014, at the ...

  • College of Southern Maryland COOP Planning and Exercise

    December 15, 2014

    CHHS is committed to helping Maryland colleges and universities be better prepared for man-made and natural disasters. In 2014-2015, Senior Law and Policy Analysts Preeti Emrick and Avery Blank led the development of a comprehensive Continuity of Operations (COOP) plan for the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). CSM is a ...

  • Maryland State Prevention/Protection Operations Plan Workshop

    December 4, 2014

    On December 4, 2014, the CHHS Exercise and Training staff joined the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, the Maryland State Police, as well as local and federal partners to test the State Prevention and Protection Operations Plan (SPPOP). CHHS planned and facilitated the workshop, which gave key stakeholders the opportunity to ...

  • Baltimore City COOP Class

    November 19, 2014

    On November 19, 2014, CHHS conducted a half-day Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning course at the Baltimore City Public Safety Training Academy. This session was designed to serve as an introductory course for planners with limited COOP experience, and a refresher for individuals who wanted to learn about recent developments ...

  • NATO Lone Wolf Conference

    November 7, 2014

    Senior Law and Policy Analyst Michael Vesely traveled to Jerusalem, Israel, to present at a NATO conference focused on issues related to lone wolf terrorism from November 1-7, 2014. The event was hosted by TAM-C Solutions. The conference brought together various subject matter experts from Europe, the Middle East, and the ...

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