Planning for Success
Prepare for today’s challenges and tomorrow’s sustainable success
Who We Serve
We advise those responsible for planning and executing for their organization. We improve your operations, reduce your challenges, and increase your effectiveness.
All organizations, from government agencies to the private sector, face increasing challenges from a wide variety of disruptors: disasters, terrorism, cyber-attacks, pandemics and more. High Street Consulting’s team of practitioners can help your organization navigate and meet these challenges to ensure your mission’s success. We understand your issues because we have walked in your shoes.
Our experience spans each of the emergency management mission areas:
What We Do
Our consultants roll up their sleeves and help clients understand the root cause of the problem they are trying to solve. High Street’s value difference is helping clients get the results they need by asking the complex question: why?
This seemingly small word can yield powerful insights. By asking “why,” we’re able to dive deep to the root of the situation, clarify the challenge at its core, and generate new solutions that may not have been visible before… solutions that could deliver the same result at a fraction of the time and cost.
With our experts’ extensive disaster preparedness leadership experience, your team is provided the preparedness tools essential to managing any operation. High Street Consulting helps lead and manage your most complex and challenging disaster response and recovery efforts.
With our help, your team will be ready when disaster strikes.
Risk Assessment & Analysis
Your organization needs to be prepared for a broad range of emergency situations and all phases of the emergency management process. As practitioners, we have a deep understanding of the risk landscape and knowledge of emergent best practices that allow us to tailor a risk mitigation plan for your organization.
Since 9/11, our Senior Vice President, Matthew Stuhr, has served in the National Guard as a military police officer, leading troops in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has also served as a senior domestic threat analyst for the Chief of the National Guard Bureau. Matthew’s experience and direct knowledge of on-the-ground best practices aids him in developing customized and actionable threat assessments designed to enhance organizational preparedness for all hazards. Matthew is currently supporting the COVID-19 response as a leader in the National Guard, planning operations and overseeing unit personnel on the front lines of the response.
In the wake of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook, HSC developed the Bay Village, Ohio Middle School Threat Assessment. It provided school administrators and city officials with actionable analysis, resulting in changes to school policies and procedures and physical protective measures, which remain in effect to this day.
Beyond assisting our clients with strategic planning, we also help turn the strategic vision into implementation plans. Our experts are available to set priorities, focus resources, strengthen operations, and ensure everyone works toward a common goal. Our process begins with an evaluation, followed by setting metrics to determine success and making adjustments as needed.
HSC’s experts have supported FEMA disaster workforce training development and implementation since the inception of the Incident Management Assistance Team Academy in 2012. We applied our deep knowledge of FEMA’s workforce and operations to develop a customized Strategic Plan and Implementation Plan for FEMA’s Curriculum Development Program. These plans are currently in use and inform how FEMA designs, develops, and implements curriculum and courses for their disaster workforce, comprising approximately 15,000 employees.
Workforce Training Development
HSC has overseen the development of hundreds of hours of emergency management training and courses. We apply best practices to performance-based training on tasks, behaviors, and core competencies within the scope of emergency preparedness and disaster response. When coupled with hands-on experiential activities, our training development approach allows your organization to easily adapt your emergency management plan to changes in policy or doctrine.
HSC has unparalleled expertise in emergency management training design, development, and implementation. Our experts led the development of a 14-week Academy; created over 200 hours of original coursework and 6-full scale exercises; and coordinated 9 Federal and State Agencies, 10 FEMA Regions, 225 Evaluators, and 150 simulators. In addition, we built over 600 hours of Emergency Management Institute-compliant course content for FEMA’s Qualification System. Our meticulous process included needs assessments, facilitated focus groups, and gap analyses.
Exercise Design and Execution
Our consultants are experts in designing exercises that get to the heart of workforce development and evaluation. We design and execute the full range of exercises, from small workshops to full-scale exercises involving hundreds of participants.
Since 2017, HSC has led over 100 stakeholders representing federal departments and agencies across law enforcement, the intelligence community, and the Department of Defense in support of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Storm Exercise series. In coordination with this stakeholder set, our experts have assessed and strengthened cyber preparedness; examined incident response processes to address ever-evolving threats; and enhanced both information sharing and partnerships among federal, state, international, and private sector partners.