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U.S. Embassy/U.S. Southcom Donate to NEMO Machaca Emergency Operations Center and Disaster Relief Warehouse
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U.S. Embassy/U.S. Southcom Donate to NEMO Machaca Emergency Operations Center and Disaster Relief Warehouse

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Belmopan. October 31, 2019.  The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) remains very thankful to the United States Embassy in Belmopan and the U.S. Southern Command for providing the people and Government of Belize with a first-rate state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center and Disaster Relief Warehouse facility for the Toledo District. 

Toledo is now better equipped with an emergency radio, satellite television and communication system, computers, servers, drone, warehouse shelving system, a press room, kitchen  and other functional spaces to respond to emergencies and disasters.  The district now has a platform or home base from where NEMO can plan, coordinate and launch relief operations for the affected population.

These facilities will help to ensure that the people of the south will be given the same attention and priority given to Orange Walk, Belmopan and Independence Village where similar facilities exist. NEMO Toledo staff pledges to maintain the standard and protect the investment to ensure proper use and function. 

As NEMO continues to grow and develop we are very appreciative of all our partners, those who stand ready to provide humanitarian assistance and those who have donated vehicles, backhoes, loaders, communication towers, and boats. All these contributions have significantly increased our operational capabilities.  We have much more development to undergo to meet the demands and challenges of the 21st century.  In view of the devastation from multiple hazards in our region, in particular from recent Category 5 hurricanes and the effects of climate change, our next major programming venture is aligned to the Sendai Framework and Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM).  We will be placing major emphasis along with the Ministry of Housing and the Central Building Authority on the built environment to advance disaster and climate-resilient thinking and construction.  

NEMO stands ready to serve vulnerable families and communities that are at risk to natural and human-caused hazards.  

Again a big thank you to the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Southern Command for making the people and Government of Belize disaster-ready.

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Date: 3/1/2018


BCG is proud to become a Supporting Sponsor of LA Fleet Week 2018 to be held Friday, August 31st to Monday, September 3rd 2018 at the Port of Los Angeles. LA Fleet Week is a free public event at America’s #1 port, featuring guided ship, ship-viewing tours, military exhibits, aerial demonstrations, live music and entertainment, educational programs, food, and fireworks.

Fleet Week is an annual patriotic celebration where active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations dock in a major U.S. city for one week. Other popular Fleet Week destinations include San Diego, San Francisco and New York. In 2016, the Port of Los Angeles hosted the first official Fleet Week event, marking a new end-of-summer tradition for L.A.

The following ships participated in LA Fleet Week 2017:

  • USS ANCHORAGE (LPD-23) a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock

  • USS DEWEY (DDG-105) an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer

  • USS SCOUT (MCM-8) the eighth ship in the Avenger-class of mine countermeasure ships

  • USCGC CUTTER ACTIVE (WMEC-618) a Reliance-class cutter

  • HMCS OTTAWA (FFH 341) a Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate

For more information on LA Fleet Week 2018 visit www.lafleetweek.com

Lee Goldstein, President of BCG has joined the faculty of Yeshiva University as part of the MS in Enterprise Risk Management program.
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Date: 10/9/2017

In addition, Mr. Goldstein has started the development of the Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery course for the MS in Enterprise Risk Management program.

Established in 1886 as the premier Jewish university in the country, Yeshiva University is located in Manhattan, NY, with four campuses throughout the city as well as a campus in Israel. The university is home to four schools: Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women, Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz School of Graduate and Professional Studies and Sy Syms School of Business.

AWARD

Date: 8/23/2017


Business Contingency Group has been awarded the Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief and Disaster Preparedness (HAP) Assessment, Logistics, and Training (ALT) Support Services and Supplies contract for United States Southern Command.


BCG will provide Assessment, Logistics, and Training support. The area of operations includes Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

BCG EXPANDED TRAINING 

Date: 5/23/2016


BCG expanded our training core to include tactical-response and tactical medicine training by partnering with Covered 6 consultants.
One of the new courses BCG now offers is a Combat Tactical Medicine Course for law enforcement.

AWARDED CONTRACT

Date: 1/4//2016

BCG was awarded a contract to develop a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) for the National Petroleum Authority of Timor-Leste.
Timor-Lestelocated about 400 miles north of Darwin, Australia, became the first newsovereign state of the 21st century on 20 May 2002. BCG specializes in projects in developing countries.

SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIPS
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Date: 6/7/2015

Having a Successful Public Private Partnership- an article in the Disaster Recovery Journal written by Lee Goldstein, President of BCG       READ

EXTENDED RESOURCES
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Date: 5/14/2015

BCG extended our resources in providing Fire and Emergency Services Equipment by partnering with W.S. Darley & Co.


Since 1908, Darley has been a designer, manufacturer and distributor of firefighting, defense and emergency services equipment. BCG through our partnerships have supplied over $1,400,000 of firefighter equipment to support humanitarian projectsthroughout Latin America in the year 2015.

PARTNERS WITH RECOVERYPLANNER.COMAS
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Date: 3/9/2015

BCG partners with RecoverPlanner.comas a reseller to deliver Business Continuity Management (BCM) software to our clients.
BCG offers technology solutions providing our clients with a Total Solutions approach.


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BCG NOW OFFERS FIREFIRGHTING EQUIPMENT
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Date: 5/16/2014

BCG now offers firefighting, rescue gear and equipment,and disaster supplies to support our clients and humanitarian projects around the world.
BCG can now directly supply firefighting, rescue gear and equipment and disaster supplies to our clients. Check out the following link for a sampling of some of the gear and supplies BCG can provide:


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SLIDESHOW OF BCG TEAM IN HAITI
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Date: 1/12/2014

BCG conducted multiple projects in Haiti including setting up a Disaster Relief Warehouse (increasing the country's response capabilities) and training staff on warehouse management and the analysis for the modernization of Haiti's national emergency call center. January 12th marks the 4th anniversary of the catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake that stuck Haiti with an estimate death toll of 222,570 people. The linked slide show provides a glimpse of the work done by BCG Field Teams over the years working in Haiti and the environments found on the ground.
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EXERCISE PLANNING TEAM
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Date: 2/28/2013

Lee Goldstein, President of BCG headed the Exercise Planning Team for the Business and Industry Council for Emergency Planning and Preparedness (BICEPP) and helped Facilitate the Public and Private Sector seminar as part of the Los Angeles County Operational Area 2012-2013 Emergency Exercise Program.

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EXTENDS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
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Date: 1/15/2013

BCG extends our technology solutions for our Total Solutions approach by adding ZipBridge instant outbound conference calling service.
ZipBridge enables individual users to launch a conference call for any group.

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PRIVATE AND PUBLIC BUSINESS SUPPORT
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Date: 9/9/2012

BCG continues its support of the Private and Public Businesses, Inc. (PPBI) with design and facilitation assistance for the Mock Disaster Exercise at the 2012 Disaster Recovery Journal's Fall World Conference in San Diego, CA.
This year's exercise focused on Civil Unrest with a large social media impact.

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PROVINCE OF BUENOS AIRES
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Date: 2/13/2012

BCG Staff meet with Federation of Associations of Volunteer Firefighters in the Province of Buenos Aires On February 13, 2012 Business Contingency Group Staff met with the Federation of Associations of Volunteer Firefighters in the Province of Buenos Aires at their headquarters to discuss collaboration, training, and equipment support.

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TABLETOP EXERCISE DURING APTA'S EXPO 2011
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Date: 9/15/2011

BCG to Host Transit Crisis Management Tabletop Exercise during APTA’s EXPO 2011
September 15, 2011 - Business Contingency Group will host the Transit Crisis Management Tabletop Exercise with a Live Demonstration Training Session during APTA’s EXPO 2001 (running October 3-5, 2011) in New Orleans.

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THE META-LEADERSHIP APPROACH

Date: 7/11/2011

Summer 2011 - Volume 24, Issue 3
The Meta-Leadership Approach - an article in the Disaster Recovery Journal Written by Lee Goldstein, President of BCG

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BCG PRESIDENT TO SPEAK AT ARkSTORM

Date: 2/25/2011

On Friday, February 25, 2011 Lee Goldstein, President of Business Contingency Group, will speak at ARKSTORM’. A special seminar designed to prepare California residents for a storm that could produce extensive flooding and major damage.

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HOST OF THE GREATER LOS ANGELES META-LEADERSHIP
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Date: 2/3/2011

BCG - One of the Local Hosts Of The Greater Los Angeles Meta-Leadership
On February 2-3, 2011 the Business Contingency Group was part of the local group hosting the Meta-Leadership Summit for Preparedness held in Los Angeles, CA.

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AWARD
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BCG LEADS THE WAY IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR

Date: 7/5/2010

 As seen in APTA’s Passenger Transport, learn more about BCG’s areas of expertise and the latest technologies to support Emergency Operations Management

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BCG RELEASES WHITE PAPER TO HELP IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION EMERGENCY OPERATIONS

Date: 7/22/2009

Explains challenges associated with transportation emergencies and methods to address them...

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BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONVERGENCE

Date: 5/20/2009

Lee Goldstein President of BCG presents "Business Continuity and Emergency Management Convergence" at the San Diego Chapter of Association of Contingency Planners 4th Annual Regional Readiness Workshop.
Lee Goldstein's presentation focused on how Emergency Management and Business Continuity are treated as Separate Silos but need to work together in partnership and embrace the convergence.

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RADIO INTERVIEW

Date: 4/17/2009

Lee Goldstein President of BCG was interviewed on the Road to Ready Internet radio show hosted by Rick Tobin.
The April 2009 show was broadcasted from the WebeEOC User Conference in San Diego, CA. Lee’s interview starts at 22.03.

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MOCK DISASTER EXERCISE
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Date: 9/14/2008

BCG supports Private and Public Businesses, Inc. (PPBI) Mock Disaster Exercise at the Disaster Recovery Journal's 2008 Fall World Conference in San Diego, CA.
Lee Goldstein, president of BCG will also be leading one of the modules presented during the exercise. The exercise will test your capabilities for responding to a public health emergency impacting businesses and government agencies.

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CSX CORPORATION
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Date: 9/3/2008

BUSINESS CONTINGENCY GROUP PLAYS KEY ROLE IN KEEPING THE SECURITY OF FREIGHT RAIL LINES “ON TRACK”
CSX Corporation to utilize WebEOC® ST in its emergency and crisis management...

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GRANT APPLICATION PERIOD EXTENDED
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Date: 2/15/2008

The Grant Application period has been extended through March 31st

AWARD
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Date: 9/3/2008

Business Contingency Group to award grant to Surface Transportation Agency/Organization
Grant will allow the opportunity for one Surface Transportation Agency / Organization to have use of Crisis Information Management Software free for on

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TRAFFIC CAST TRAVELZONE 
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Date: 12/23/2007

Business Contingency Group to Deploy TrafficCast TravelZone™ - Data Analytics For Critical Travel Routes
Application Supports En Route Travel Advisories and Performance Measurements

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VITAL DATA TECHNOLOGY
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Date: 1/19/2007

Vital Data Technology Announces Strategic Alliance with Business Contingency Group Business Contingency Group to Distribute WebEOC-ST with Interface to Vital Data’s EMS Information System Allowing Real-Time EMS Decision Support for Emergency Operations Centers

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STATEWIDE MAINE BANGOR NEWS AD
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Date: 9/6/2006

ESI and the Business Contingency Group
We lead the nation with our WebEOC® Crisis Information Management Software for Emergency Operations Centers and WebEOC® ST Software for Surface Transportation incident management.

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CASE STUDY

Date: 2/20-23/2006

Lee Goldstein, President of BCG presents "Disaster Planning and Recovery (Case Study)" at the California CPA — Business and Industry Conference.
This conference was held at two venues, Long Beach, CA (February 22, 2016) and San Francisco, CA (February 22, 2016).

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GLOBAL SECURITY

Date: 2005

Global Security Asia 2005 - Singapore
The Business Contingency Group (BCG) attended the Global Security Asia 2005: Homeland Security Exhibition & Conference that was held at the Singapore Expo Center - Singapore, from March 29th to 31st, 2005. BCG staff supported Emergency Service Integrator’s booth exhibiting WebEOC products including BCG’s WebEOC ST (Surface Transportation). BCG is the exclusive development partner and provider of WebEOC ST.

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE
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Date: 11/16/04

Emergency Response 2004 – San Diego, CA
Lee Goldstein, Principal Consultant of the Business Contingency Group will sit on the panel during the “Identifying Response Needs and Capabilities in the Private Sector” session at the Emergency Response 2004 Conference and Exposition that will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, Thursday, November 18th. The panel will explore the unique requirements faced by private sector responders during an incident, such as ensuring the continuity of operations. Also the unique knowledge about hazard threats on private sector sites and unique resources for managing those threats will be discussed. This panel will look at how public-agency first responders can best identify and utilize those assets and minimize conflicts with their private-sector counterparts.

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NEWS ARTICLE
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Date: May/June 2004

Lee Goldstein, President of BCG article on "Rethinking the importance of public/private partnerships" is published in the May/June edition of Continuity Insights Magazine.
Involvement of the public sector in any disruption is virtually a given; partnerships between the public and private sectors are important considerations in building a robust continuity plan for your business. Several organizations exist to foster these public/private sector partnerships to enhance BC.

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BORDER & TRANSPORTATION SECURITY MAGAZINE AD

Date: April 2004 

Crisis Incident Management Software that is powerful enough to support the largest national command centers yet affordable for even the smallest.

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TRAINER FOR CALIFORNIA SPECIALIZED TRAINING INSTITUTE

Date: 3/11/2003

Lee Goldstein as an adjunct instructor for the California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) presented "Economic Recovery: Business and Commercial Site Restoration" module at the Disaster Recovery — A Strategic Approach (DR1-02) course.
This course was conducted by the CSTI, the training arm of the California OES, over 4 days hosted by the City of Encinitas Fire Department.

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