HOUSTON--()--TCAAS recognizes September as the month of national preparedness and will offer a free, one-hour consultation/evaluation during the month of September. With evaluation, there is no obligation to procure additional services. Evaluations can be tailored to specific company needs. TCAAS will provide a written AFTER ACTION REPORT in response to one-hour consultation.
“I’ve seen many seemingly small events dissolve businesses; simply put, the business owners hadn’t organized crisis preparation and had no response and recovery plan in place”
TCAAS is an emergency preparedness & response company. Founded in 2004 by August Walter, TCAAS is an acronym for Two Cans and a String. To honor Walter’s New Orleans’ roots, he used the fleur de lis as the company symbol surrounded by lightning bolts. The Fleur de lis mimics a communications tower, while the lightning bolts represent the transmission and receiver of communications. Both the symbol and the name of the company stress the importance of communication before, during, and after an event or incident.
Walter has a Bachelor’s Degree in homeland security and a Master’s Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management. He has worked in Emergency Management for twenty years and oversees all company operations. Unlike other private sector preparedness companies, TCAAS focuses on comprehensive organizational resiliency, which encompasses preparation for any event that can disrupt a business. Walter established TCAAS with intimate knowledge of hurricane devastation, but he has also seen the negative effects of fire, power outage, and theft. “I’ve seen many seemingly small events dissolve businesses; simply put, the business owners hadn’t organized crisis preparation and had no response and recovery plan in place,” Walter asserts.
As owner and CEO of TCAAS, Walter has assisted in events such as bank robberies, high speed chases, snowstorms, Super Bowls, Olympics, Pandemic Influenza outbreaks, Oil Spills, Railroad car derailments, fires, and of course, hurricanes. He has also worked with the following organizations: the US Marine Corps, US Customs (in support of their Air Drug Interdiction Program), the Homeland Security Division of the Baltimore Police Department, The Department of Energy’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and BP during the oil spill response.
With high tempo, real-world experience in Emergency Management and Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning and Implementation, TCAAS has experience across every critical infrastructure and key resource industry— banking, energy, government, and more. Its team members have responded to major domestic and international events including the NATO-led Operation Joint Endeavour in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in support of the Department of Energy’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and most recently, the Deepwater Horizon/BP MC252 oil spill response.
TCAAS specializes in helping businesses prepare and respond to any event that may disrupt business. TCAAS also works closely with community leaders to promote business collaboration for community resiliency and to encourage public/private sector partnerships. Together, community resiliency ultimately improves cities, towns, and communities. TCAAS delivers professional expertise with the following services:
- Emergency Management and Continuity of Operations Program Management and Support
- Comprehensive Emergency Preparedness and Continuity of Operations Planning Development
- Risk, Vulnerability, and Capability Assessment
- Education, Training, and Exercise Program Development
- Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Technical Support
- After Action Report (AAR) and Improvement Plan (IP) Process Support
- Committee and Workgroup Public-Private Sector Development
- Operational and Programmatic Gap Analysis
- Community Outreach and Preparedness Development
- Grant Management and Procurement Support
- PS PREP for Private Sector