Vision Planning and Consulting announces the launch of EM Times

Latest news on hazards, disasters, programs, grants, awards, tools and best practices for planners, emergency managers and first responders

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COLUMBIA, Maryland – April 6, 2022 – (

Vision Planning and Consulting (VPC), a leading emergency planning and management company for nearly two decades, located near Washington DC, announces the launch of EM Times – a premier online news portal dedicated to creating and curating relevant and timely content for emergency management, planning, public safety and other government personnel. EM Times covers news about communities preparing for disasters during calm times as well as those in the disaster response or recovery phases.

Deepa Srinivasan, Editor-in-Chief and President of VPC, said: “I see this as a dynamic meeting place for people from all over the world, regardless of country, government affiliation or risk. Our platform is created for you to include, permeate, improvise and to innovate while playing your part in improving the safety and resilience of your community.

EM Times brings the latest news on hazards, disasters, programs, grants, awards, tools and best practices. Its mission is to bring together planners, emergency managers and first responders to share experiences, challenges and best practices that set the framework for disaster preparedness, risk reduction and resilience. After a year in the making, from ideation to launch, EM Times is committed to fostering safe communities by sharing valuable information on and off the field.

EM Times includes:

  • News/Blogs
  • Industry outlook, leadership outlook
  • Calendar of events/conferences
  • Guidance documents/Publications
  • Vendors/Suppliers/Consultants
  • White papers, tools and templates (for eParatus users)

Welcoming the launch of EM Times with enthusiasm, Willie Patrick, Director of the Office of Emergency Management, Wilmington, DE, said:As an emergency management professional, I look forward to the deployment of EM Times with great anticipation. I can see it providing a platform to share insights gained from our challenges and successes in dealing with many complex incidents. I encourage all of my colleagues to add this resource to your EM toolbox.

About Vision Planning and Consulting

In business since 2006, Vision Planning and Consulting (VPC) with its team of planners, GIS specialists, emergency management specialists, outreach specialists and technical staff, is a recognized leading firm in the fields of preparedness, risk mitigation, response and recovery. Planning. The goals of VPC are to: reduce risk, protect people, secure physical assets, and improve the economic well-being of cities, counties, states, institutions, and agencies. VPC has served federal, state, and local governments, as well as communities, academic, and institutional customers across the United States with innovation and efficiency. For more than 15 years, VPC has supported FEMA’s efforts to work with communities to identify and understand the risks associated with natural disasters and better prepare to deal with them. VPC is a woman-owned, minority small business and is on the GSA schedule. For more information send an e-mail [email protected] or call 888-VPC-9626.

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