''Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.'' ―Bear Bryant

Rarely do you attend a class where the material and the instructors are both top-notch [CEMA’s Incident Management Program IMP-201]. Usually one is lacking. The CEMA class was excellent and their instructors were excellent! I would recommend them to anyone who was looking for training. The break-out sessions were extremely beneficial. Our staff is still talking about how nice the training was.


Brandon Young

Emergency Management Programs Director, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital

Our Region [Region 3 Healthcare Preparedness Network] has been working with CEMA on various projects for a number of years and have ALWAYS found them to be professional with the highest standards. We now know that if we have CEMA involved in a project, it will be done right, completely and with great attention to detail. Their staff are a pleasure to deal with and come with the level of knowledge and decorum that will bring success to every project.

Jim Brasseur

Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator, Region 3 Healthcare Preparedness Network

CEMA staff set the standard when it comes to emergency and disaster preparedness consultative services. We have used them for large-scale disaster exercises and relevant class instruction. CEMA staff provide consistent high level knowledge, quality, integrity and resources that have helped us to strengthen disaster response capabilities.

John Bolde

Emergency Management Co-coordinator / Director, Loss Prevention Services, Munson Medical Center

My experiences with CEMA were very good. All staff members were cordial and professional in their approach to conducting business. My expectations regarding deliverables for exercising and ICS programs conducted by CEMA ICS instructors were not only met but exceeded.

Curtis Parsons

Emergency Manager, Lenawee County Emergency Management

I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude for CEMA’s guidance during our tabletop exercise. Your knowledge and expertise were evident during each phase of the exercise. From planning sessions to the after-action report, my colleagues and I benefited from your professionalism and experience. Tom Shaver clearly demonstrated a level of experience that, combined with his commitment to our cause, provided results beyond my expectations. I look forward to working with Tom and the CEMA team again in the future.

Amy Huff, R.N.

Infection Control Manager / Inservice Coordinator, Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor

I found CEMA’s HICS training program to be extremely thorough and beneficial, with expert instructors able to answer real life questions in a straight-forward manner. Those hospitals whose command center staff completed the training were clearly better prepared in our subsequent full scale exercise than those who had not.

Mary Fox

Coordinator, Region 7 Medical Disaster Preparedness Network, MHSA

When it comes to spending public school dollars one likes to see value added as a result of working with consultants. CEMA clearly delivers on it promises and Charlotte Public Schools is the better for it!

Carl Ellinger

Superintendent, Charlotte Public Schools

CEMA ran two outstanding exercises for my region, and did it in a way that made my job easier. Their analysis of deficiencies was both insightful and easy to understand. These kinds of consultants will have a life saving impact on my community.

John E. Snider

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Henry Ford Hospital

…your organization provided an excellent method by which to see where our shortcomings may be and help us prepare … the scenarios helped us find areas in which we needed work and improvement. Your professionalism, courtesy and humor were appreciated by all … Thank you for a job well done!

Richard Royston

Fire Chief, Delhi Township Fire Department

I have worked with CEMA on two projects over the past several years and have found their commitment to quality exceptional. They are extremely professional, and have always gone the extra mile for us.

Chris Nelson

President / CEO, Michigan Association of United Ways

… I am very pleased to reflect back on what you have accomplished on our behalf during the time you were an employee of our organization. You have led the development of our Emergency Management Plan, established pre-incident plans with LFD, and most importantly helped to create a professional relationship network amongst first responders, law enforcement agencies with our own Protective Services group … I believe your work has positioned this company to anticipate issues and display the necessary resilience to face potential problems as they may arise. Mike Tanner

Vice President, Facility Development, Emergent BioSolutions Inc.

Our drill (your design) was exceptional. Injects challenged us with realistic problems and then creative solutions. Controllers very organized! Materials very organized. [There were] many new learning’s as a result of your team’s preparation. Thanks for your work to improve our preparedness. It is a privilege to be working with you. Michael J. Markel

Service Integration Leader / Director of Nursing Services , St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital

CEMA provided our firm with consultation regarding code compliance for fire safety issues at a large industrial facility. For this project, their expertise and professionalism enhanced our efforts in establishing an excellent working relationship with local building officials. We will definitely call CEMA in the future for similar consultation. Scott Gillett, P.E.

O’Harrow Construction Company, Inc.

CEMA’s attention to detail, concern for quality, subject matter knowledge and expertise far exceeded our expectations. It was a distinct pleasure to work with such a fine group of professionals. They came highly recommended to us and now, after working with them for almost a year, we can likewise highly recommend them to any agency seeking professional emergency management / homeland security services.

Mark R. Sparks

Logistics Officer, Region 2 South Healthcare Coalition

I am writing this letter to say thank you to the CEMA team for your outstanding commitment to the Airport Disaster Exercise … Thank you for your organization, attention to detail, and professionalism … The team continually impressed me with their knowledge, skill and dedication to work. [Your work was] truly above and beyond what I expected.

Lisa M. Adams

Operations Manager, Capital Region International Airport

…CEMA prepared and staged a day long table top exercise for the long term care communities. CEMA’s emergency management expertise was evident in all phases of the project from development to presentation. The on-line registration was very user friendly and we were so impressed with their quick follow-through that we intend to continue our relationship with on-site training exercises. It has been a pleasure working with CEMA on our emergency response plans.

Deborah Stephens

Quality Consultant, Burcham Hills Retirement Center

Thanks for your assistance in providing the Essentials of Modern Triage program – I would highly recommend it to others who might be interested in programs of this nature.

Gary Canfield

Executive Director, Macomb County MCA

CEMA totally went over the top and did much more than we asked for or expected. Our project left us with a much greater awareness and attention to security details. The tabletop exercise was great. You got everyone involved. We found our shortcomings. CEMA really did a great job, they went way beyond the expected. Your people have real world experience in their fields, they’re not just pie-in-the-sky consultants.

Sandra Diorka

Superintendent, Delhi Township Publicly Owned Treatment Works

Region 3 has been very pleased with our relationship with CEMA. Their work as our Regional Training Services Provider has met or exceeded all of our expectations. CEMA staff have always been available and responsive to our needs. We are extending our relationship with CEMA into our next grant cycle and look forward to continuing our productive work with them. We recommend CEMA most highly to any organization who is seeking the highest level of professionalism and quality products.

James Brasseur

Bioterrorism Coordinator, Region 3 Healthcare Preparedness Network

CEMA has been a tremendous asset in the development our emergency management program. CEMA’S interest in and commitment to our organization has been incredible. The depth of knowledge and experience CEMA brings would be hard to match.

John Imeson

Chief of Police, Lansing Community College

We had CEMA come in to do some incident command center role training. They worked with us to make their approach personalized to our organization. The content of their individualized sessions was very thorough and hands-on. As a result, our team is feeling much more confident in their ability to work in the incident command center. The instructors were very professional as well. We will have them return in the future for ongoing training.

Jennifer Fuhrman

Director, Quality & Risk Management, Mercy Hospital Grayling

Joe and his staff were precise regarding expectations and delivered on every count. I highly recommend CEMA for safety audits and emergency planning.

Tom Davis

Superintendent, Holt Public Schools

We have worked with CEMA on different projects of various sizes. From our regional Full Scale exercise to site specific Table top Exercises I find the commitment and expertise they bring every time to be top notch. They pay attention to detail and work with you to get the most out of each exercise. They are very professional in their approach and preparation, but seem more like a working partner rather than a contractor. I have very high expectations when utilizing outside resources for our work, and CEMA has met those challenges every time. Dr. Don Edwards

Medical Director, District 1 Regional Medical Response Coalition

We have utilized CEMA at several – Grain Elevator & Processing Society (GEAPS) – training functions. We have also been using them to update the Emergency Action Plans & Business Continuity Plans at Star of the West Milling Company. We enjoy their practical, and cost effective approach to critical areas, not to mention their actual extensive hands on experience in these areas.

Wayne Bauer

Safety & Security Director, Star of the West Milling Co.

We would not hesitate to work with CEMA again on emergency planning issues and have recommended them to other government human services agencies wishing to improve their emergency preparedness. Steve Betterly

Emergency Management Coordinator, State of Michigan Office of Services to the Aging