Preparedness & Resilience

Each community has unique needs for mitigation, response, and recovery in the face of natural disasters, climate change, disease, crime, terrorism, and many other threats. Griffin works with leaders and their teams to teach resilience, continuity of operations principles, and a preparedness mindset. Crucially, we strive to incorporate people with access and functional needs into our acclaimed training curriculum.

Understanding Preparedness Needs

Griffin trains individuals from across your organization to identify gaps and implement improvements to disaster and emergency planning. We are experts in planning and disaster preparedness, with decades of experience working with FEMA, state governments, local jurisdictions, and private companies. Our trainers teach participants how to leverage insights from needs assessments to develop solid emergency plans to keep your employees, clients, and community members safe - especially when the worst happens.

Our preparedness training gets your organization ready to continue your operations in the event of a flood, hurricane, earthquake, terrorist attack, pandemic, and many other hazards. We can even train your staff on how to effectively evacuate your employees or customers with mobility issues in an emergency.

Griffin tackles emergency management training with a holistic, community-centered approach. We can help your organization become more inclusive and thus stronger in the face of challenging times ahead.

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Work with our veteran first responders and emergency managers to achieve your preparedness and resilience goals!

Building Resilience

When others are fleeing a hazard, first responders go towards the danger. When the danger passes they are expected to dust themselves off and respond to the next call. Across law enforcement, emergency response, and public safety there is a pervasive attitude of stoicism. Although such an attitude may be seen as a strength, it can actually have a significant negative impact on the responder.

Strength in Vulnerability: Why Stoicism Hurts Our Mental Health engages participants on how an overly stoic attitude to difficult situations can lead to long-term mental health challenges. Griffin trainers facilitate a discussion that features examples of what is already working at agencies across the nation around the world, such as Safe Call Now, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), The Code Green Campaign, and many others. In addition, our trainers share practical tips for responders to safeguard their mental health without falling into harmful patterns.

Stoic attitudes among first responders can have many negative effects. Some of the most serious include depression, PTSD, and suicide. Other concerns are harm to team cohesion, diminished patient care, and burnout. Participants have the opportunity to share their own experiences on how such attitudes have impacted their work and overall careers.

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Director of Operations Charlotte Stasio delivered a highly engaging session of our first responder mental health resilience course, Strength in Vulnerability: Why Stoicism Hurts Our Mental Health, at the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) 2022 Conference.

Recommendation from Our Partner

"Charlotte and the team at Griffin LLC provide expertise on various emergency management verticals and social vulnerability to hazards. They are inclusive and ready to work with your organization." Todd De Voe, IAEM Region 9 President