NJR is ready to assist with:

  • Impact Assessments

  • Pandemic Response Plans

  • Business Continuity

  • Travel Notices

  • OSHA Standards

  • Crisis Management

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Our expertise with the Incident Command System and emergency management can enable your employees to better understand how to respond and feel more comfortable in doing so, no matter their role or responsibility.

GIS Mapping/COP
Responder Qualification
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Response Tools


The exercise was well planned and executed.  The injects were well written and authentic as to what real-world problems the response team might experience.  DEQ looks forward to working with you again in the future.

Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality

Best exercise I’ve seen in 13 years.

Hugh Shaw, United Kingdom Secretary of State representative (SOSREP)

I just wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks to you all for making the Exercise this week such a big success.  I have received a number of positive accolades from both BEIS (UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) and the SOSREP (UK Secretary of State Representative).

Vice President Upstream, Director Shell UK and Ireland

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your strident efforts to make the Week in the Life Exercise a success for the Alaska Venture. The exercise reallyhelped to make the Alaska team better prepared for the pace, intensity, and intricacy that will be experienced during actual operating conditions. The Exercise Steering Team noted that your particular contributions stood out as noteworthy for your enthusiasm, original thinking, and good, old-fashioned hard work. Efforts like yours define Ann Pickard’s mantra of Operating Exceptionally Well.

Shell Alaska Venture

Thanks again for a great job planning for and conducting the drill. It was a huge success, which would not have happened without your help. It was by far, the best drill I have attended. You and your team were wonderful.

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NJR Conducts 400+ Person Virtual Exercise

Faced with the requirement to hold the annual Shipper Worst Case Discharge exercise in Alaska during the pandemic, NJR assisted its client in designing and hosting a 400-person exercise using a hybrid Virtual and Face-to Face exercise.  Only local Alyeska-SERVS responders in Valdez, AK participated in-person at the Valdez Emergency Operations Center (Valdez EOC).  Agency, contractor, industry partner, and all other company personnel participated remotely from their offices in multiple U.S. states, Canada, Australia, and Norway.

The exercise was three days in duration and was based on a 180,000-barrel spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Within days, this spill would have heavily oiled several shorelines and impacted sensitive resources, including wildlife and tribal communities.

A Virtual Incident Command Post (VICP) was created with sufficient capacity to support the Unified Command-based Incident Management Team (IMT) to allow every responder to log into the VICP and:

  • Hold meetings
  • Order and track resources
  • View a common situation status display
  • Collaborate on forms and plans
  • Route and approve documents of every kind

Due to NJR’s coordinated VICP, our client was able to stand up their team and respond quickly and efficiently to make the proper notifications to control this spill.  Even those responders who were co-located, among other locations (Valdez EOC; agency offices in Valdez and Anchorage, Alyeska offices in Valdez, Anchorage, and Fairbanks, company offices Houston, where the Salvage Team worked together; and many personnel who worked the simulated response from home).

Despite the challenges presented by playing in artificial time and across multiple time zones in a VICP, all participants unanimously deemed the event a success. Senior leadership proclaimed, “a global standard was established”, and the responders gave overwhelmingly positive feedback on the VICP and the processes developed to allow ICS to be used in a virtual environment.

The VICP will continue to evolve and is anticipated to continue even after the pandemic is defeated, as it has already proven to be a valuable tool in supporting a timely, efficient response.  If you would like to learn more about what it takes to manage your exercises or incidents virtually, please reach out to our consultants at or submit one of our Quote Request Forms.

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