Disaster, Strategies and Ideas Group, LLC (DSI) is a highly respected and credentialed Emergency Management/Homeland Security Services consulting firm with a solid history of outstanding performance and satisfied clients.

DSI was established by former North Carolina and Florida Emergency Management Director Joe Myers to provide emergency management services to state, local and federal agencies. Headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, DSI serves Florida, the Southeast and the nation with a team of professionals that is expert in all aspects of homeland security and emergency management.

DSI is the nation’s leading firm for the processing of Direct Administrative Costs (DAC) for state agencies. Since 2012, we have processed over $22 million in reimbursable expenses using our self-developed DAC processing platform, which we believe is the most effective system in the nation, and the same system for tracking DAC costs could be put to use for any Applicant. DSI’s executive staff has hundreds of years of experience and stands ready to provide expert consulting services for all five phases of emergency management.

DSI employees & associates have proven expertise in the following:

  • HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TRAINING & EXERCISES

  • COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING

  • RESPONSE AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS SUPPORT

  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING & EXERCISES

  • ACTIVE SHOOTER & MASS CASUALTY

  • FIRE AND EMS ASSESSMENTS & TRAINING

  • FEMA PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

  • FEMA DIRECT ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS (DAC) MANAGEMENT

  • FEMA HAZARD MITIGATION PROGRAM

  • FEMA INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

  • FEMA FUNDING APPEALS

  • FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND AUDITING

  • NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

  • OPERATIONAL AND PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

  • PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTING

  • HEALTH AND MEDICAL PLANNING AND TRAINING SERVICES

  • CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, NUCLEAR, EXPLOSIVES TRAINING

  • CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS PLANNING

 

DSI’s employees are certified as having been trained pursuant to the National Incident Management System and have received significant other certifications and trainings.

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DSI’s client base has rapidly grown over the past 13 years, as has the scope and depth of our experience.

DSI is prepared to work with clients to ensure any planned tasks are completed effectively. We offer an integrated approach to project solutions that builds value for clients and helps advance the best practices of the disciplines and industries we serve. For instance, DSI was the emergency management pioneer in all-inclusive hourly billing, a practice now adopted by most jurisdictions and agencies. We are also one of the nation’s leading processors of Direct Administrative Costs and have assisted with the submission of more Category Z Appeals than any other consultant.