AshBritt Environmental is a national rapid-response disaster recovery and special environmental services contractor. Since its inception in 1992, the company has managed more than 230 disaster recovery missions and numerous special environmental projects, serving clients nationwide in time of need. Ashbritt has amassed more than 200 years of combined experience, including debris removal, management, reduction, processing, recycling, and disposal - as well as emergency planning, damage mitigation and risk abatement. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the company is widely knowledgeable of FEMA debris management policies and Federal Public Assistance Program procedures and guidelines. As such, the Ashbritt team manages recovery projects to fully maximize state and federal reimbursements.
The International Association of Emergency Managers
The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), which has more than 9,000 members worldwide, is the preeminent international non-profit organization of emergency management professionals. IAEM is dedicated to promoting the "Principles of Emergency Management" and representing professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting property and the environment during emergencies and disasters. Our Vision: IAEM shall be recognized as a premier international organization of emergency management professionals. Our Mission: The mission of IAEM is to serve its members by providing information, networking and professional opportunities, and to advance the emergency management profession.
International Hurricane Research Center At Florida International University
Serving the state of Florida, the International Hurricane Research Center is a Type I interdisciplinary research facility located at Florida International University (Miami,Florida) that focuses on the mitigation of hurricane damage to people, the economy and the manmade and natural environments. This designation makes the IHRC Florida's official hurricane research center for 11 universities comprising the state university system. The citizens of the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts and Caribbean islands are severely impacted by hurricanes, and the IHRC promotes an interdisciplinary, large-scale disaster research agenda to address this vulnerability. Disciplines such as architecture, business, economics, engineering, finance, geosciences, insurance, political science, sociology, and urban planning are involved in a long-term, integrated research program that helps Florida, the nation, and its regional neighbors to mitigate hurricane exposure.
FIU Extreme Events Institute and Weather Expositions of America Inc.
The Extreme Events Institute at Florida International University is a transdisciplinary research unit (representing engineering and computer science, business and the social sciences) that focuses on disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management, with the goal of reducing community vulnerabilities and understanding and managing exposure to extreme events. The Extreme Events Institute comprises the International Hurricane Research Center, which has been recognized as an Exemplary NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, and the Disaster Resilience and Climate in the Americas Program. Weather Expositions of America Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit focused on STEM weather hazard education, safety and preparedness, including the StormZone Education program.
The American Red Cross
Since 1917, the American Red Cross, South Florida Region, is the only humanitarian organization that provides disaster relief and preparedness education to its residents. Whether it's a fire, a hurricane, or a health emergency, the Red Cross responds at a moment’s notice. The chapter serves a population of over 2.5 million residents covering 2,943 square miles. The chapter provides disaster response services 24-7 to families and individuals with emergency social services, warm meals, a place to sleep, and clothing. The chapter and its trained instructors offer a variety of courses including first aid, lifeguard training, water safety and pet first aid.
Neighbors 4 Neighbors
Neighbors 4 Neighbors is a non-profit organization originally created in 1992 in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew by WFOR-TV, CBS4. The relief effort, "Rebuilding: Neighbors Helping Neighbors," consisted of a 15-line phone bank, staffed 18 hours daily with volunteers and station personnel. News reporters and anchors broadcasting live from the phone bank would tell viewers to call the phone bank if they were storm victims in need of help or if they simply wanted to help. Special reports profiling affected families and volunteer efforts also served to motivate viewers into action. The response was overwhelming and the phone bank quickly became a tool in assisting those in crisis. As South Florida recovered, CBS4 management opted to continue Neighbors as part of its community service program. Neighbors became an important resource for all individuals and families facing every day crises.