Connect Consulting Services delivers holistic, cost effective, and time effective Emergency Management & Business Continuity Planning Services

Connect Consulting Services delivers holistic, cost effective, and time effective Emergency Management & Business Continuity Planning Services

  • Customized, Comprehensive Planning and Training Solutions.
  • CMS Emergency Preparedness Templates that you’ve been looking for.
  • Women Owned. Dedicated to your organization’s safety.
  • Emergency Preparedness Compliance made easy.
  • Customized, Comprehensive Planning and Training Solutions.
  • CMS Emergency Preparedness Templates that you’ve been looking for.
  • Women Owned. Dedicated to your organization’s safety.
  • Emergency Preparedness Compliance made easy.

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TRAININGS, DRILLS, & EXERCISES SINCE 2018

PEOPLE TRAINED IN 2019

You Have the Power to be Prepared for Emergencies and Disasters, and We Can Do Something About It

We prepare organizations throughout the United States to be disaster resilient as they prepare, respond, and recover from an emergency. We are specialists in guiding our clients through an interactive planning process as we build EP program infrastructure, produce customized emergency operations and business continuity plans, and tailored training and exercise programs.

Emergency Planning

  • Emergency Management Planning
  • Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
  • All hazards emergency operations planning
  • Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning
  • Medical Surge Planning

Drill and Exercise Facilitation

We pride ourselves in offering our clients peace of mind by helping them prepare for, learn the skills to respond to and recover from disaster — all through our effective emergency management planning and training services. We provide the knowledge and abilities to cover the bases of engaging, preparing, and recovering from disaster.

Trainings

  • Surviving an Active Shooter Incident
  • Incident Command System
  • Infection Control
  • Medical Surge Planning
  • Workplace Violence
  • Disaster Mental Health

CMS Emergency Preparedness Compliance

Whether you have never been surveyed or making changes after an unsatisfactory review, these resources are your lifeline. Our experts have backgrounds in FQHC, RuralHealth Centers, Indian Health Centers, SNF and other health care facilities. We understand your unique concerns and are here to hold your hand and get you through with flying colors.

We offer tools, strategies, and implementation to cover all aspects of a complete CMS Emergency Preparedness Compliance Program.

Business Continuity Planning

  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment
  • IT and disaster recovery planning

Free Upcoming Webinars

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Changes Since 2017

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Changes Since 2017

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Changes Since 2017: A Look Back and Ahead In this live webinar, Connect Consulting Services will review the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule Changes since they were finalized in 2017 as well...

Cut Your Emergency Preparedness Planning in Half

Our toolkit is the template you’ve been searching for!

Emergency Preparedness Toolkit

What We Do

What do we do? It’s simple really. We ENGAGE with your organization to launch or enhance your emergency management program. We PREPARE your entire team for disaster preparedness through necessary planning and trainings. And we help your organization RECOVER from disasters through innovative tools, support, and technical assistance.

Connect Consulting Services takes a holistic approach to emergency management, business continuity, and disaster recovery. We support our clients to prepare for, learn the skills to respond to, and recover from disaster through our customized and effective emergency preparedness planning, training and exercise services.

Our Mission

We prepare organizations throughout the United States to be disaster resilient as they prepare, respond, and recover from an emergency. We are specialists in guiding our clients through an interactive planning process as we build EP program infrastructure, produce customized emergency operations and business continuity plans, and tailored training and exercise programs.

Keep Up With The Latest CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Changes

By signing up for our newsletter, you will receive the latest Emergency Preparedness News, New CMS Emergency Preparedness Regulations, Free Webinars, New Trainings, Events and Conferences happening near you, and Tips and Tricks to have a complete compliant Emergency Preparedness Program.

Fail spectacularly. Use drills and exercises to fail spectacularly. That way you can correct eveything before the real emergency or disaster.

- Nora O'Brien

What They’re Saying About Us

“Nora O’Brien was a leader in emergency preparedness for community health centers in California and across the nation. As a participant in national workgroups, learning and development meetings, and national conferences Nora was a mentor to many colleagues leading the way in emergency management for health centers across the country.”
Amanda Wilkins

formerly served as Program Coordinator, Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association

“Nora is a nationally recognized leader in emergency management planning for community clinics. She has served on many federal, state and local workgroups to represent community clinics in emergency management planning, response, and recovery efforts. She is a strong leader and highly values participation and collaborative decision-making.”
Cheryl Starling

Pandemic Influenza Project Manager, California Department of Public Health

“Nora is a nationally recognized leader in emergency management planning for community clinics. She has served on many federal, state and local workgroups to represent community clinics in emergency management planning, response, and recovery efforts. She is a strong leader and highly values participation and collaborative decision-making.”
Ellen Brown

formerly served as Health Policy Analyst, Alameda Health Consortium

Certifications

Connect Consulting Services holds the following certifications: Department of General Services, CMAS Vendor Approved, Certified Small Business from the SBA, SMUD Seed Vendor, Certified Emergency Manager.

+ Media +

The Mark Haney Show, Oct 06 2018

Host and entrepreneur-next-door Mark Haney dissects the importance of being agile in business with Sacramento Metro Chamber president and entrepreneur Amanda Blackwood, Terry Harvego of the Harvego Companies and Harvego Restaurants, and Nora O’Brien the founder and president of the emergency preparedness and management firm Connect Consulting.

August 2018- Provided quotes for Ozy Article – How to Keep Your Business Afloat After Disaster – By Kirsten Clodfelter

Nora O’Brien, CEO of Connect Consulting Services, an emergency management and business continuity firm, agrees with the importance of having a fully-prepped team in place. The key to an effective disaster plan, she says, is having a team ready to address any of the short-term response needs, including everything from “how to evacuate employees to safety to assessing damage in the aftermath of an event.”

KEEP YOUR BUSINESS MOVING

A crisis can slow a business down, but it doesn’t have to completely halt operations. O’Brien shares the importance of having a business continuity plan (BCP) to keep your company moving forward. A BCP is the roadmap that allows a business to advance in the wake of disaster, ensuring that products and services get delivered without interruption. This plan can and should include items like IT backup strategies, contacts for outsourcing work and, most importantly, tips for managing cash flow. “I use the same business continuity skills we teach our clients to keep my own business afloat,” O’Brien says.

+ Awards +

May 2018- Sacramento Woman-Owned Business of the Year