Emergency Management and Disaster Response
- MAX has been providing post disaster engineering assessment, design, construction and process support for many years. Among our many services, we provide management services to repair and restore shorelines and to harden wastewater, water and drainage facilities, streets & bridges and levees, floodwalls & floodgates. Our in-house electrical civil, structural, environmental, mechanical and hydraulic engineers have extensive experience in modeling, planning and hazard mitigation design. We understand the specific issues involved in assessments, planning, preparedness, emergency repairs, design, construction and other services required to protect property and save lives.
- The MAX team is positioned to determine the characteristics of storm hazards – the pattern, location, and cause of injuries and fatalities; the performance of emergency communications systems and the public’s response to such communications; and the performance of representative critical buildings and designated safe areas in those buildings, including their dependence on infrastructure such as electricity and water.
- Our experience is rooted in emergency management and disaster planning. We can easily document operational conditions of buildings that were occupied during natural disasters to assist in understanding the hazards encountered by sheltering occupants, such as collapse, debris penetration, or flooding. To do this, MAX employs talented engineers and managers to build high performance teams that deliver technology assessment, risk governance, and strategic engineering support.
- Max provided all Quality Assessments services across Puerto Rico for the U.S. Corp of Engineers in support of the power restoration efforts. In addition, we continue to work with the U.S. government, PRIDCO, and local governments to develop resilience strategies and planning. The relationship between our employees, local companies, and institutions enables performance and confidence in our service delivery. Strong leadership from our CEO, Mike Echols, separates MAX from others.
- Mr. Echols was a member of the FEMA response apparatus and assisted in the writing of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan as well as the National Response Framework. Our support to creating the Whole of Government partnership gives us a perspective and experience guaranteed to make work efforts more efficient for our clients.
Preparedness is a shared responsibility; it calls for the involvement of everyone — not just the government — in preparedness efforts. By working together, everyone can help keep the nation safe from harm and help keep it resilient when struck by hazards, such as natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and pandemics. Max is experienced and ready to support you preparedness needs.
Whole Community includes:
- Individuals and families, including those with access and functional needs
- Faith-based and community organizations
- Nonprofit groups
- Schools and academia
- Media outlets
All levels of government, including state, local, tribal, territorial, and federal partners
The phrase “whole community” appears a lot in preparedness materials, as it is one of the guiding principles. It means two things:
Involving people in the development of national preparedness documents. Ensuring their roles and responsibilities are reflected in the content of the materials.