We’ve designed our solutions to match your organization’s needs and in-house abilities. Whether you’re launching a new resilience program or managing a sophisticated team, we tailor our approach to your situation.

We’ve earned our experience the hard way – with boots on the ground, managing thousands of incidents. That live operational experience makes us far more effective than desk-bound consultants.

We pride ourselves on being practical, efficient and 100% mission-focused. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you as you tackle the greatest challenges your organization will face.

If a crisis occurred today, what would you do? Do you have a trained team ready to respond? Do you have an integrated plan in place that protects your people, operations and reputation? What security and safety precautions are in place? Would they hold up in court? What are you going to tell the media when they arrive? How will you continue business as usual?

Preparedness means having a plan to deal with difficult situations, so you can continue to function with as little disruption as possible. Corporate entities and governments that are prepared for disruption consistently outperform those that try to respond on the fly.

That’s where we come in. We partner with you to identify the “ifs” and prepare for the “whens.” We draft and improve over 7,000 plans every year. We lead hundreds of exercises and training sessions. Over 30 years, that adds up to unrivaled expertise.

Witt O’Brien’s provides training and awareness programs for your employees, and report results. We also design exercises on any scale, from small-scale tabletop exercises to full-scale simulations. Our team can perform the results analysis of these simulations and help identify gaps and plan solutions.

Contact a preparedness expert

Colin Vissering

Managing Director

Charlie Fisher

Senior Managing Director

Hal Cohen

Associate Managing Director

Case Studies

Maryland builds community resilience through regional healthcare coalition

Actions speak louder than words. It’s not enough to have a great plan. When disaster strikes, it’s all about how you respond.

It’s also about having a trusted partner who’s been through it before. We respond to over 1,600 incidents every year. Our front-line experience includes Hurricanes Maria, Irma, Harvey, Sandy and Katrina; 9/11; Deepwater Horizon and avian flu outbreaks. Our resources run deep: we recently responded simultaneously to disasters in more than 20 widely dispersed locations.

We’re your force multiplier. We enable a high-velocity response. The lessons we’ve learned over more than 30 years help you avoid the mistakes of the past and maximize your team’s effectiveness.

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Bob Patterson

Managing Director

Mike Gallagher

Senior Managing Director

Case Studies

Helping oil facilities and tankers comply with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990

Once your team has the disaster under control, it’s time for recovery to begin. This phase determines whether your business or community remains damaged — or emerges even stronger than before.

No other firm rivals our recovery experience. We’ve partnered with our clients to win and administer over $40 billion in Federal disaster recovery funds, representing more than 80,000 discrete projects. We’ve helped manage over 1,000 hazard mitigation projects valued at more than $3 billion.

We help you get your business or community back up and running, stronger than before, as quickly as possible. We know what it takes, because we’ve been there before.

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Brad Gair

Senior Managing Director

Valarie Philipp

Associate Managing Director

John Paczkowski

Senior Managing Director

Case Studies

Louisiana recovers from Hurricane Katrina