The All Hazards Consortium (AHC) is a 501c3 non-profit focused on homeland security and emergency management issues, and guided by the regional states of North Carolina, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York along with the urban areas (UASIs) of New York City-NY, Newark-NJ, Philadelphia-PA and the National Capital Region (Washington D.C.).
The AHC was founded originally in 2005 to help states collaborate across a wide regional footprint on multi-state issues. Over the past 6 years, the AHC states have determined that today effective disaster preparation, response, and recovery requires a coordinated, pre-planned effort that combines private and public resources. In the past, public sector agencies have planned and led these efforts. Private entities have focused on their own security, response and business continuity needs. The states and major urban areas of the All Hazards Consortium believe that effective regional community resilience requires these activities to be coordinated in partnership. Integration of the private sector into the state/local government systems and planning initiatives on key regional projects is the next step in the homeland security and emergency management process at the mutli-state level.
Today, the AHC has evolved into a network of thousands of stakeholders and resources to facilitate regional integration of systems and planning efforts between government and the private sector infrastructure owner/operators.
3 Year Strategic Plan
In 2010 the AHC states adopted a 3 year strategic plan to focus on integrating planning efforts and investments between government (e.g. local, state, and federal) and the private sector owner/operators of key infrastructure.
Key Regional Strategic Planning Areas
Key Private Sectors
Accomplishment & Results
Since its official beginning in 2005, working with public and private sector members and stakeholders, the AHC states and urban areas have directed the AHC to focus on a variety of regional homeland security and emergency management issues. Using a proven collaboration and requirements development process, the AHC and its states and urban areas have produced the following results:
Recognized nationally by DHS, FEMA, and the National Governor’s Association, the AHC is a leading advocate for homeland security, emergency management, and business continuity professionals. As a member of our community, you will meet others, engage with experts, learn new strategies, shape or transition your career, and have opportunities to participate in networking and leadership at the local and national levels with some of the largest companies and government agencies in the U.S.
Nowhere else in the nation do so many states and UASIs work with the private sector in this collaborative way as in the All Hazards Consortium. As the AHC becomes more involved in ports and urban area projects, private sector projects, and regional procurements, this is a great opportunity for your organization’s leaders to become involved in the process with both state/local government and private sector owners & operators in the life-line sectors from power, telecommunications, transportation, food/water, medical, finance, etc.