|Continuity of Operations Planning for Local Government
A Four Step Approach
Dewayne West, CEM®, CCFI
Director of Emergency Services
Johnston County, North Carolina
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Excelliant Services, Inc.
July 9, 2003
Transcript (MS Word)
Johnston Co. Emergency Services Department
Excelliant 5/8/03 Press Release
About Excelliant Services, Inc.
FEMA Guidance on COOP
Mr. Dewayne West has been Director of Emergency Services for Johnston County North Carolina since January 1988. He is responsible for supervising the Emergency Management program, Fire Marshal's Office and Emergency Medical Services for the County. Prior to this he was Health Services Coordinator at Johnston Community College from 1981 thru 1987.
Mr. West is past president of the North Carolina Emergency Management Association and former two-term President of Region IV of IAEM. He is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM® ) through the International Association of Emergency Managers. He currently serves as a member of the North Carolina State Emergency Response Commission, and the Emergency Management Accreditation Commission (EMAP) and chairs the EMAP Program Review Committee. He also serves as County Fire Marshal and is a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) through the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal.
Mr. Taylor has extensive experience in the areas of IT hardware, software and business process improvement and disaster readiness methodologies. As Excelliants Chief Operating Officer, Kent provides leadership for Excelliants Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Readiness practice. He has a hands-on approach and often serves as a continuity planner on client engagements.
Excelliant specializes in Continuity of Operations Planning for local governments. Continuity of Operations Planning facilitates the performance of local government services during an emergency that may disrupt normal operations. In addition to COOP Planning, Excelliant also offers assessment and update of EOPs to address all hazards including terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
The Excelliant Method for Continuity of Operations Planning is a methodology that is based upon the latest business continuity planning, disaster preparedness, and project management methodologies. We work with Emergency Management agencies and the local governments to conduct a disaster readiness assessment, a vulnerability/risk analysis and update EOPs to address Continuity of Operations/Continuity of Government.
Excelliant Services Inc. is a technology and services company with a division that specializes in business and government continuity planning. Excelliant was founded in 2000 by proven industry leaders to build a full-service company based on a commitment to process improvement, intelligent project management, principles of sound software engineering and outstanding customer service. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., Excelliant serves clients across the country through its offices and staff in New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, Kansas and Texas. More information on Excelliant can be found at www.excelliant.com.