Our Commitment to Puerto Rico
The people of Puerto Rico deserve the same level of service, compassion, and speed of disaster recovery as any other U.S. citizen on the mainland. When it comes to helping governments rebuild smarter and stronger, IEM has defined the art of what is possible.
For over 33 years, IEM has helped governments prepare for, respond to, and recover from the worst disasters in U.S. history. We have effectively managed hundreds of millions of dollars of disaster assistance coming from a wide array of sources and programs, including federal, state, local, non-profit, philanthropic, and private sector organizations. Most importantly, throughout every part of our work, we never lose sight of our primary objective: putting survivors first.
Puerto Rico deserves a best-in-class effort to make a full recovery from these hurricanes. Already, IEM has personnel deployed in Puerto Rico providing life-saving air operations and logistical support for evacuees and first responders. We are ready to hit the ground running to bring normalcy back to the lives of Puerto Ricans, encourage tourism, and finally help Puerto Rico make a full recovery from this catastrophe.
The 2017 hurricane season reminded all of us that preparing for disasters needs to result in actionable plans. The threat of disasters is real and will only grow in frequency and severity over time. The good news is that we are not powerless against this challenge. As tragic as Maria was, we now have an opportunity to make important improvements on how we prepare for the worst. Because it is not a matter of if, but when, it will happen again.
SAFE. SECURE. RESILIENT.
For over 33 years, IEM has helped customers prepare for, respond to, and recover from the worst disasters in U.S. history. We have effectively managed hundreds of millions of dollars of disaster assistance coming from a wide array of sources and programs, including federal, state, local, non-profit, philanthropic, and private sector organizations. We know how to integrate data, technology, and real-world experience to provide you with solutions that work and outcomes that matter. Most importantly, throughout every part of our service we never lose sight of our primary objective: putting survivors first.
Whether it is a small-scale event or a catastrophic disaster lasting months, IEM’s team of experienced emergency managers is ready to help you prepare for and confront any type of crisis.
Emerging Information Technology
We deliver user-friendly IT solutions that address the most complex challenges our clients face, increasing efficiency, saving costs, and enhancing transparency.
Air Operations and Transportation
Airfield operations are a lynchpin of any successful major disaster response. IEM Air offers a wide-array of specialized aviation support for clients, including post-disaster airfield assessments, logistics and operations support, and drone operations.
Disaster Housing and Recovery
IEM has supported the most significant post-disaster, long-term housing missions conducted over the past 10 years. From design to implementation, we engage with communities to identify the best solutions to fit their recovery needs with compassion, integrity, and speed of service.
IEM helps to develop a clear, mission-focused roadmap for program success based on best practices gained over three decades of experience.
A smart recovery means integrating strategies to build back safer and stronger. IEM can help you put mitigation measures at the forefront of your recovery, reducing future costs, recovery time, and lives lost before the next disaster strikes.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NC, January 9, 2018 – Bryan Koon, Vice President of International Homeland Security and Emergency Management at IEM, a global security consulting firm, was appointed Chairman of the Multihazard Mitigation Council (MMC). The MMC is organized by the National Institute of Building Sciences as an independent, non-governmental, non-profit entity that helps inform policy. […]
IEM’s AirOps team has been on the ground and in the air supporting response and recovery operations in the Caribbean since Hurricane Irma. The team also helped with evacuations before Hurricane Maria made landfall.
IEM: Number One in Providing Support for “428” Alternative Procedures In 2013, the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act amended Section 428 of the Stafford Act, authorizing FEMA to enact new Public Assistance Alternative Procedures (PAAP). Commonly referred to as “alternative procedures” or “428”, the new model is intended to reduce disaster costs, streamline delivery and expedite […]
BATON ROUGE, LA, July 6, 2017 – The State of Louisiana Office of Community Development has finalized the process of selecting global security consulting firm IEM as the prime contractor to manage the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program. This program is helping eligible Louisiana residents rebuild their homes damaged by the unprecedented and historic floods in […]
IEM Founder, President, and CEO, Madhu Beriwal, has over three decades of experience in disaster and emergency management, homeland security, national defense, and the use of information technology to resolve complex protection issues. Beriwal founded IEM in 1985 as a company dedicated to developing solutions for the most complex challenges in emergency management, homeland security, […]
Bryan Koon is the former Director at the Florida Division of Emergency Management and serves as IEM’s Vice President of International Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Koon has spent his career focused on improving emergency response operations and engaging communities in becoming better prepared for emergencies and disasters. Koon joins IEM with a well-rounded background […]