Crisis & Emergency Management Centre
www.cemac.org -- www.crisis.be
How do we guarantee state-of-the art knowhow and performance ?
Numerous projects for Belgian leading authorities
CEMAC was the first non-governmental partner involved in the standardisation and promotion of emergency management at the end of the 20th century.
Since then CEMAC has been working virtually uninterrupted for leading Belgian governmental agencies and has thus contributed to the conception of new legislation and new standards.
In addition CEMAC has executed a number of rather unique public sector projects, such as national pandemics and blackout exercises, training films and new emergency plan templates.
This guarantees our "connection" to and knowledge of legislation, public sector operations, new standards, etc.
Project & Information exchange with international network partners
As a small organisation, CEMAC values and stimulates national and internation collaboration and information exchange with peer organisations and other complementary partners.
CEMAC has developed and continues to develop a global network of high competence organisations and individuals and has established various structures for formal and informal knowledge sharing and development.
In addition, CEMAC is a key partner of IAEM Europa Council and offers its facilities for IAEM administration.
Highly qualified staff
CEMAC staff are highly qualified individuals who commonly combine expertise in crisis management with additional eduction in peripheral domains such as risk assessment, safety consultancy, law, fire safety, arson investigation, chemistry, communications and media, ...
Key CEMAC staff have obtained - which is extraordinary for non-US citizens - FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) certifications for key professional competences, which guarantees their profession proficiency and their capability to deliver NIMS/ICS compatibles services.
Certification includes: ICS100, ICS 700, ICS605, ICS333, ICS000, ICS000, IOCS000, ICS999
Global experience in many industries
CEMAC staff have done projects in or for a considerable number of European countries, North America and North Africa.
The economic sectors in which projects were done range from chocolate production and commercialisation to nuclear power generation.
Other examples are: harbour operations, (petro)chemicals, oil & gas exploration and treatment, electricity and gas transport, industrial construction, education, hospital operations and CIMIC.
Hands-on experience during real life crises
Offering real time operations support means that CEMAC is sometimes called upon to support organisations in the acute crisis management phase.
These unique occasions provide great value in assessing the methods we are using and contribute considerably to the experience-based expertise of our staff.
Some of these activities are client confidential.
One example of our real time support was the involvement of a CEMAC team during the Ghislenghien gas pipeline explosion, on behalf of Fluxys, the national gas transport company.