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09 2021

NJR partners with ECM to successfully complete California Tabletop Exercise

2021-09-27T19:49:23+00:00September 27th, 2021|Categories: Featured Projects|

NJR supported its Incident Management Team (IMT) partner, ECM Maritime Services, to successfully conducted a large scale, in-person and virtual California Tabletop Exercise in Long Beach, CA. This was the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic that our clients' personnel came together in a hybrid-VICP to participate in an exercise. Personnel [...]

09 2021

NJR Attends Clean Pacific Conference

2021-09-27T13:53:35+00:00September 27th, 2021|Categories: News & Articles|

NJR attended the Clean Pacific Conference on August 17th and 18th in Renton, WA and had the pleasure of re-connecting with colleagues as this conference was held face-to-face.  Since the pandemic began, NJR, like everyone else, had to adapt to a new way of doing business into a digital forum.  For us, that meant we [...]

04 2021

NJR Conducts 400-Person Virtual Exercise

2021-04-19T20:19:22+00:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Featured Projects|

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, [...]

04 2021

Tier III Response During a Pandemic?

2021-05-10T15:14:29+00:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: News & Articles|

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the incident management industry has revolutionized the way we practice and respond to incidents.  Once performed in large Incident Command Posts (ICPs), the pandemic has now prevented face-to-face gatherings of Incident Management Teams (IMTs). As an industry, we’ve had to rethink the approach without reducing the effectiveness of [...]

10 2020

Northwest Area Contingency Plan Changes

2020-10-29T18:15:13+00:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: News & Articles|

To restore and facilitate area contingency planning and management activities at the local COTP/FOSC level (as discussed above and so directed by the NCP) and to align with the rest of the service, distinct coastal zone ACPs and associated area committees will now be maintained/managed by the pre-designated FOSCs at both Sector Columbia River and [...]

08 2020

California Issues Safety Guidance for Conducting Exercises During Pandemic

2020-08-13T18:02:09+00:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: News & Articles|

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Governor has issued safety and statewide guidance. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response (CDFW-OSRO) Drills & Exercises Unit has developed guidance to be implemented at any in-person drills and exercises being held to comply with OSPR requirements where credit will be [...]

06 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season

2020-06-08T19:18:46+00:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: News & Articles|

In preparing for the 2020 hurricane season, FEMA has developed a document that provides actionable guidance to State, Local, Tribal & Territorial officials to prepare for response and recovery operations and encourages personal preparedness measures amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While this document focuses on hurricane season preparedness, most planning considerations can also be applied [...]