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ASG Corporate History

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Our history

Alliance Solutions Group (ASG) was founded in 2005 by Mr. Robert Campbell, P.E., President and CEO, in response to the growing demand for professional support services in the areas of:

  • Emergency management
    • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) countermeasures
    • Hazardous materials preparedness (HAZMAT)
    • Medical preparedness
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) risk reduction
  • Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) compliance
  • Pollution prevention and management system implementation

As a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business headquartered in Virginia, we employ professionals in offices throughout the United States and internationally. Since our founding in 2005, we have demonstrated the ability to scale to our clients’ requirements by recruiting exceptionally qualified staff; most of the ASG members have served in the US Armed Forces, as first responders, and/or in the private sector. Our teams include professional strategists, planners, engineers and instructors representing a cross-section of disciplines in emergency management, environment, health, and safety.

In 2005, ASG innovated the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Challenge (CBRN Challenge™) for the US Air Forces in Europe. The CBRN Challenge™ has become the benchmark scenario-based training and exercise standard. Since then, ASG has conducted several thousand training and exercise events involving over 20,000 participants in 17 countries. Our premier services have included hazard vulnerability assessments, the development of emergency operations plans, EHS compliance assessments and management system audits, and toolkit implementation. We have also designed, developed and produced applications to support emergency responders, web-based training courses, and product enhancements for EHS professionals and responders.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association
  • Air Force Association
  • C12
  • International Association of Emergency Managers
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Council
  • Virginia Emergency Management Association
  • Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Corporate Milestones

Milestones

Innovative Solutions

  • CBRN Challenge™ (2005)
  • Asymmetric Threats Special Tactics and Response (ATSTAR™)
  • Medical Emergency Response Capability Assessment and Training (MERCAT™)
  • Integrated Base Emergency Response Capability Training (IBERCT™)

This guide was designed for first responders in preparation for responses to radiological dispersal devices, nuclear detonations, and other radiological hazards. It translates complex health physics information into practical applications for average first responders and receivers.

ASG facilitated multi-disciplined, multi-jurisdiction planning and conducted complex analyses to develop actionable plans. ASG conducted a 130-person tabletop exercise that included local, state, volunteer, and federal participants to validate plan efficacy.

for emergency response operations: The Manual consists of detailed explanations of the risk assessment process, response standards and procedures, checklists for emergency response detection equipment and useful technical information to enhance USAF capabilities in a counter-CBRN mission environment.

Designed an innovative, predictive model for emergency managers and medical planners to estimate the number and type of casualties resulting from 14 national planning scenarios, each tailored for their location and the corresponding medical resources that would be required to respond, decontaminate, triage, and stabilize the specific casualty profile for location-specific threats. The evidence-based model provided an out consisting of EMS transport time, labor and workload requirements, and supplies necessary to treat the casualties resulting from a variety of scenarios.

ASG designed, delivered, and conducted multi-disciplined medical response-focused training for 20 response teams at six locations in diverse communities across the US. ASG validated the training with an exercise series consisting of seminars, functional exercises, and full-scale exercises with 100 moulaged CBRN casualties.

for the USAF Emergency Management community. This 10-day course provided training on the emergency responder equipment set and 17 USAF responder playbook capabilities. ASG’s technical experts provided conceptual, technical, hands-on sampling and analysis, and functional training to enhance capabilities. The course culminated with three operations-based exercises, including a full-day, full-scale exercise requiring students to demonstrate proficiency in all hazardous material response equipment and playbook capabilities.

ASG has conducted assessments of natural disasters and technological risks in over 50 communities worldwide. Our specialists are experienced in identifying hazards, conducting risk analyses with modeling to determine populations at risk, and conducting responder capability assessments in order to identify a broad spectrum of needs (planning, equipment, training, exercises, personnel). ASG has also conducted critical infrastructure assessments that included water vulnerability assessments in communities around the world.

IBERCT™ was designed to integrate Fire, Medical, Law Enforcement and Hazmat response teams under a common concept of operations through the integration of tactics, techniques and procedures based on each discipline roles, responsibilities and equipment set. This unique training program utilized a crawl, walk, run approach by using progressive adult learning methods that employed theory, practice and scenario-based training. The training program was delivered at 50+ locations and achieved measurable results in improved knowledge, skills and capabilities.

ASG researched, evaluated and recommended 70 HSE and CBRN response equipment items for standardization and procurement across 80+ military installations worldwide. Our team of 11 experts compiled the first-ever, comprehensive list of 15,000+ HSE and CBRN equipment items in use at 80 installations and compared them with the latest products on the market. We meticulously identified our client’s current and desired capability through a gap analysis and then identified equipment to fill the gap thereby establishing the world’s most modern HSE/CBRN capability for the U.S. military.

As the USAF OEH program evolved, ASG combined our audit services complementary training assistance to installations. The audits were initially performed under a compliance assessment program, then the Compliance Unit Inspections, and now the Unit Effectiveness Inspection. ASG seamlessly supported this evolution of services and developed measures of effectiveness (MOEs) to use onsite as part of the inspection as well as MOEs to assess our long-term effectiveness in making systemic improvements to OEH programs. ASG conducted approximately 200 installation site visits worldwide and delivered management action plans to support the Inspector General’s Unit Effectiveness Inspections. ASG’s solutions resulted in a 90% reduction in OEH risk across the enterprise.

ASG invested significantly in developing a proprietary method for conducting a gap analysis and providing modularized DOEHRS training program. Approximately 30 installations have contracted with ASG to perform a gap analysis of their data and then deliver a tailored training program to boost their metrics, understanding and implementation of DOEHRS. ASG also successfully assisted our USAF client in making the transition from an occupational health compliance assessment to a management system audit.

ASG designed a progressive CBRN Training program for Kuwaiti CBRN/Hazmat responders. Since then, this program has been requested in multiple foreign countries to elevate CBRN/Hazmat responders to this same global standard of excellence.

ASG designed, developed and implemented a program management review system for the entire enterprise to assist decision makers at the installation, Major Command and HQ Air Force with achieving management system objectives of compliance, risk management and improvement. The information system incorporates inputs from each installation, DOEHRS and other inputs from inspections to inform decision-makers of trends that can be addressed at each level of the organization through policy, organization, training, equipping and execution.

ASG designed, developed and delivered a week-long training program to build the capacity and capabilities of 34 hospitals/business entities throughout the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and improve their incident management systems. With customized courses for all medical personnel, emergency managers, decision makers and response teams, ASG trained over 1,800 medics.

ASG deployed teams of industrial hygienists to 14 installations in the U.S., Republic of Korea, and Germany to conducted over 6,000 industrial surveys and assessments.

In 2016, ASG teamed with Georgia Tech Research Institute to design, develop and deliver five Hazmat related courses to address the root causes and contributing factors to several incidents of national significance as identified by the Chemical Safety Board. Over this 3-year program, ASG has trained over 1,000 emergency managers and responders in the following areas:

  • Crisis Leadership and Decision Making for Hazmat Incidents
  • Whole Community Engagement for Local Emergency Planning Committees
  • Pre-incident Planning
  • Conducting Hazmat Risk Assessments

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