Emergency management

Emergency Management And Business Continuity

Many threats are increasing in probability and every organization and individual is vulnerable to emergencies and disasters. Vulnerability to severe weather, public health emergencies and other incidents can be reduced through effective planning.

At Otago Consulting we offer services ranging from organizational business continuity plans to community wide disaster plans and everything in between. We are committed to providing the best service to our clients and offering solutions which are sensible, cost-effective, innovative, and sustainable. Through our broad range of experience in emergency management and business planning, Otago Consulting offers client-focused, trend-setting expertise to organizations and communities across Canada. We also believe in simplicity. Many emergency management projects and plans are needlessly weighty with redundant or superfluous information, adding extraneous cost and confusion in times of crisis.

Our staff and associates have worked within a host of sectors, including governments, industry, post-secondary institutions, and non-governmental organizations.

We offer expertise in:

Emergency Response and Preparedness

Emergency Response

Business Continuity


Pandemic/Public Health


Family and Personal Preparedness


Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Assessments

Hazard, Risk

Facility emergency response plans


Security Plans


Crisis Communications


Our Service Includes:


No matter how small or large your organization is, Otago Consulting can develop a plan that is right for you. Working in concert with you every step of the way, Otago Consulting’s approach emphasizes engaging people within the organization and entrenching a process that is simple, user-friendly and encourages on-going development.


Otago Consulting’s training and awareness sessions, including internationally certified Incident Command System (ICS) training, are individualized for your needs, interactive, learner-focussed and can range from 1/2 day to several days in duration. We offer, business continuity training


Otago Consulting offers a wide range of exercises for you to validate your plans and give your personnel an opportunity to play their roles. From simple, brief tabletop exercises to larger scale realistic hands-on exercises, Otago Consulting can offer an experience that is suited to your needs.


Need help with just one or more aspects of your plan, such as risk assessment or emergency evacuation plans? Otago Consulting associates offer expertise in different areas of emergency management and business continuity.

Review / Evaluations

Not sure if your plan is up to date and will address ever-emerging new threats and risks? Let us have a look and we’ll provide an evaluation with recommendations.