Project History

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:

 

  • Senior Crisis Management Seminars – Fall 2013

    December 16, 2013

    In 2013, the CHHS Exercise and Training team conducted eight Senior Crisis Management Seminars in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State Office of Antiterrorism Assistance. The final seminar was held for Bangladesh in College Park, Md. in November, and included participants from the country’s police and fire/first responders. As ...

  • D.C. Homeland Security Commission Annual Report

    December 12, 2013

    CHHS Supports Development of D.C. Homeland Security Commission Annual Report The District of Columbia Homeland Security Commission (HSC) was established by the Homeland Security, Risk Reduction, and Preparedness Amendment Act of 2006. The core function of the HSC is to make recommendations for improvements in security and preparedness in the District ...

  • Anne Arundel County Mass Fatality Plan

    December 11, 2013

    Planning for the Worst – CHHS Assists MD County with Mass Fatality Plan CHHS recently assisted the Anne Arundel County Department of Health and Office of Emergency Management in the creation of the Anne Arundel County Mass Fatality Plan. Although it is a subject no one likes to think about, planning ...

  • MD Natural Resources MLEIN Exercise

    October 13, 2013

    MD Natural Resources Police Test Port Security Technology CHHS culminated a project with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Natural Resource Police (NRP) this past fall through a full-scale exercise to assess their Maritime Law Enforcement Information Network(MLEIN). MLEIN is a port security technology that brings water patrol into ...

  • MD Eastern Shore Interoperability

    August 30, 2013

    Eastern Shore Interoperability Project Results in Communications Alliance CHHS recently completed a multi-year emergency communications interoperability project on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Staff supporting the project assisted with the formation and operation of the Eastern Shore Communications Alliance (ESCA) – serving the Shore’s emergency communications interoperability governance body. ESCA’s membership includes the ...

  • Bar Association Planning Guide

    August 30, 2013

    CHHS Helps Enhance Bar Associations’ Emergency Preparedness In coordination with the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Special Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness, CHHS recently developed a guide to help state and local bar associations and other legal services organizations enhance their emergency preparedness. The guide, entitled Surviving a Disaster: Guide to ...

  • Public Health Toolkits

    August 30, 2013

    CHHS Addresses Legal Issues Surrounding Public Health Response with Toolkits CHHS, working with the Olson Group, recently completed two public health toolkits for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). The goal of this project was to create public health toolkits that identified legal barriers and frameworks for common ...

  • Senior Crisis Management Seminars – Summer 2013

    July 29, 2013

    Traveling around the world these past few months, the CHHS Exercise and Training team continued our work with the U.S. Department of State Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance to tailor Senior Crisis Management Seminars to the needs of five countries. In late May, CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron traveled to Jordan ...

  • Executive Forum on Terrorism Investigation and Prosecution

    July 29, 2013

    In a first for the Center, CHHS partnered with the U.S. Department of State to hold an Executive Forum entitled “Prosecuting Terrorism and Organized Crime” for a delegation of 16 judges and prosecutors from the Philippines in late July 2013. Prior to their week-long visit, CHHS worked with the Office ...

  • D.C. Operational Procedures and Guidelines

    June 30, 2013

    CHHS Contributes to Future of Emergency Response in DC CHHS has finalized a two part project for the District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (DC HSEMA) to develop operational procedures and guidelines. The sixty documents provided will be used to guide the decisions made by those individuals staffing ...

  • All Hazards Train Derailment Exercise

    June 20, 2013

    Rockville Train Derailment Exercises CHHS conducted two exercises on June 20, 2013: one functional and one full-scale, centered around the fictional derailment of a train carrying hazardous materials in Rockville, Md. The functional exercise helped Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security test response capabilities within the county, while ...

  • Baltimore Metropolitan Local Capability Exercise

    April 30, 2013

    CHHS supported the City of Baltimore’s Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management in conducting the Baltimore Metropolitan Local Capability Exercise in April 2013. The tabletop was one of four related exercises as part of the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program, each focusing on the consequences of the explosion of a 10-kiloton ...

  • Maryland DHMH Preparedness Handbook

    November 24, 2009

    CHHS writes and revises the Maryland Public Health Emergency Preparedness Handbook for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Scope   In 2005, CHHS worked with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) to produce the Maryland Public Health Emergency Preparedness Handbook, which provided information and guidance to public health officials, hospital ...

  • Howard Community College

    November 20, 2009

    CHHS drafts COOP plans for Howard Community College in Howard County, Maryland Scope   CHHS has vast experience in creating Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans for agencies within Maryland as well as throughout the nation. This extensive experience was utilized to create COOP plans for several of the community colleges in Maryland, ...

  • Maryland Maritime Strategic Security Plan

    November 13, 2009

    State partners with CHHS to develop a Maritime Strategic Security Plan to coordinate resources and streamline response. Scope   The state of Maryland relies heavily on its maritime, both commercially and recreationally. The Chesapeake Bay, along with the waterways surrounding Washington, D.C. and the back bays and tidal waters of the Eastern ...

  • Baltimore City Pandemic Flu Exercise

    November 13, 2009

    Tabletop exercise organized and hosted by CHHS is an overwhelming success as Baltimore City officials applaud the work of CHHS staff. Scope   CHHS’ range of services includes homeland security and emergency preparedness exercises and training. In this capacity, CHHS can design, develop, plan, facilitate, and evaluate seminars, workshops, drills, and tabletop, ...

  • Maryland DHMH Mass Fatality Planning

    November 11, 2009

    Two-year project with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene completes mass fatality planning for facilities across the state. Scope   Over the past two years, CHHS has worked with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) to conduct mass fatality planning at the facilities that agency directly operates throughout the ...

  • Your Company’s Business Impact Analysis

    August 10, 2009

    CHHS Provides Business Impact Analysis Assessment and Template Prior to developing a continuity plan, a business or public organization should complete a business impact analysis. A business impact analysis provides background for the planning effort by identifying the likely impacts of various types of disruptions to normal operations. CHHS assessed the agency’s ...

  • Doctors Community Hospital

    August 10, 2009

    Hospital Increases Preparedness with CHHS-led Trainings and Exercises Scope   CHHS was hired to provide Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) training to the staff at Doctors Community, and then evaluate the staff’s application of that training during a tabletop exercise. HICS is a specialty derivative of the Incident Command System (ICS) which ...

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore

    August 10, 2009

    Downtown Graduate Campus Augments Emergency Preparedness with CHHS COOP Plan Scope   UMB tapped CHHS in 2007 to create Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans that would cover each of the campus’ six professional schools – Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dental, Social Work and Law – as well as the campus offices and departments ...

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