Emergency Planning Solutions and Emergent Solutions & Consulting announce merger, Enhancing Emergency Management, Mass Notification Planning and Training for Education and Business Clients

BELOIT, WI– Emergency Planning Solutions LLC (EPS), a leading provider of emergency management planning, training and exercise development to the education and business markets, announced on 01/02/18 a merger with Emergent Solutions & Consulting, LLC (ESC). ESC is a Southern Illinois-based provider of emergency planning, training and exercise, crisis management and mass notification system consulting for education, business and healthcare agencies, as well as state and local government.

The transaction brings together two highly complementary businesses serving multiple US markets, especially higher education. With their strong emergency management and incident command system experienced staff, both companies excel in addressing the needs and requirements of emergency management programs. Together, the newly combined company is positioned to provide end-to end support for a full range of services for education, business, government and healthcare programs and operations.

“Combining ESC’s depth of experience, technical expertise and knowledge of the emergency management and mass notification system market with Emergency Planning Solutions’s strength in emergency management and training/exercise planning will allow us to provide our customers with broader and even more comprehensive solutions, including our trademarked CrisisReady Campus Program, “said James Reseburg, Principal/Founder of EPS. “We are eagerly looking forward to growing this business together, and further strengthening our presence in, and contributions to, the emergency management and incident response communities.”

Together, EPS and ESC’s client list includes the Department of Defense, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and many academia, business, healthcare and government customers. All three existing Principals will be remaining under the new structure. James Reseburg will be assuming the role of Principal/Founder, Robert McKibben will transition to CEO, and Mark Bagby will take up the role of President. “ESC has been providing clients across the country with critical training, crisis and emergency management and mass notification system design/best practices to prepare for natural and man-made disasters. I am excited to be joining forces with such a customer-focused and innovative company.

ESC’s subject matter expertise, training processes and emergency management mindset will surely expand Emergency Planning Solutions’s capabilities and reach,” said Mark P Bagby, President of EPS and former President/CEO of ESC.

About Emergency Planning Solutions

Emergency Planning Solutions LLC (EPS), is a small business headquartered in Beloit, WI, just outside Rockford, IL. Founded in 2008, EPS has rapidly grown and has provided emergency management, training, exercise and hazard assessment services to over 300 colleges and universities, school systems, local municipalities, national professional organizations and FEMA. In January 2018, Emergency Planning Solutions LLC and Emergent Solutions & Consulting, LLC, a highly regarded emergency management and mass notification system consulting provider, announced a merger to broaden its capabilities and market presence. Emergency Planning Solutions prides itself on having the energy, focus, capabilities and leadership to overcome today’s emergency management and crisis challenges and exceed customer expectations. For more information visit https://epsamerica.com/ and http://www.emergentsolutionsconsulting.com/.