Emergency & Disaster Management
The Emergency Management Service is a long-term process in which we accompany our clients from the initial step of clearly defining the major risk factors and threats, to supporting them in real-life emergencies where every second counts.
The process is divided into five primary steps:
We perform extensive intelligence work to clearly define the major-risk factors, threats, potential scenarios, and the relevant information needed to effectively manage any given situation.
2. Preemptive Action
We believe the best way to manage an emergency is to avoid it altogether by taking preemptive action. Here is how risk factors can be reduced:
- Implementation of satellite communication solutions.
- Adjusting operation protocols and safety regulations.
- Risk monitoring and customized alert service.
- Establishing a strong Search and Rescue (S&R) infrastructure.
3. Emergency Response Training
Training the client's personnel is a key step in preparing them for an emergency and improving their real-time performance in life-threatening situations.
4. Emergency Assistance
When disaster strikes, the emergency assistance provided by MAGNUS is quick to respond and always available. The assistance is divided as follows:
Based out of Tel Aviv, our team operates 24/7 to provide the client and the rescue teams in the field with assistance, medical consultations, rescue coordination, and a constant feed of information regarding the situation and potential hazards.
Deployable Rescue Teams
On-call rescue teams that include doctors, paramedics, and rescue experts that are deployed to the site of the emergency and lead the rescue efforts in the field.
MAGNUS operates a reliable global S&R network that consists of strong connections with local rescue units, high-ranking government officials, medical personnel, and other influential people that are located in strategic locations.
Using this network, MAGNUS is able to minimize response time and provide immediate assistance worldwide.
During the post-emergency period, we continue to support our clients, aiding in relief and rehabilitation efforts.
Technology & Capabilities
The combination of advanced technology and highly-skilled personnel allows us to provide vital support in preparing for an emergency and managing it if need be.
Some of our key technologies and capabilities include:
- Satellite Imaging & Terrain Analysis – An essential capability before, during, and after an emergency. High-quality satellite imaging combined with professional terrain analysis gives us an insightful view of the disaster-stricken areas, potential risks, and topographical changes.
- GIS Data – In collobaortion with ISI Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allow to capture, analyze, and integrate geographical data. Analyzing large GIS databases provides valuable insights while assessing risk factors, threats, and defining high-risk geographical areas. For example, GIS data allows us to foresee which areas are most likely to suffer extensive damage during a flood or an earthquake.
- Satellite Communication – We hold a wide variety of satellite communication systems and tactical radios that play a critical role in facilitating rescue efforts. During an emergency, it is essential that information passes efficiently and reliably between victims, rescue forces, and coordination centers. We make sure it does.
- Drones – Through collaboration with ALTA, with a wide variety of drones, our rescue teams include experienced operators that assist in search and rescue missions.
Actions speak louder than words. To best demonstrate the value of the service we provide, here are a few examples in which MAGNUS clients received superior assistance:
Tsunami // Sri-Lanka 2004
In 2004, the coasts of Sri-Lanka were hit by a major tsunami, taking the toll of 23,500 lives. Once news of the disaster had arrived, the MAGNUS Search & Rescue Team assembled their gear and got on the first available flight to Colombo, Sri-Lanka. With the help of our local contacts in Sri-Lanka, the rescue team arrived at the scene with a Sri-Lankan military helicopter and rescued all 14 people that had MAGNUS' services coverage. During the entire rescue operation, the MAGNUS Operational Desk maintained close contact with the families of the victims as well as insurance companies.
Earthquake // New-Zealand 2011
An earthquake hit Christchurch on February 2011, registering 6.3 on the Richter Scale. The earthquake struck the Canterbury Region in Southern New Zealand, taking the lives of 185 people and ranking as the nation's fifth-deadliest disaster. Three MAGNUS clients staying in the area were reported missing. As our team has arrived at the scene and joined the local authorities in search and efforts, the three were found.
Earthquake // Nepal 2015
In February 2015, a powerful earthquake hit Nepal, registering as the worst natural disaster to strike the country in the past 80 years. Damage was extensive, and the number of causalities was immense, resulting in local authorities declaring a state of emergency. MAGNUS Rescue Teams deployed instantly, and the MAGNUS HQ worked overtime. While all helicopters were nationalized, MAGNUS managed to secure exclusive usage of a military helicopter, and thus successfully rescued all MAGNUS clients that were trapped in different locations across the country.
MAGNUS holds an uncompromising standard of excellence in the field of traveler safety, security, and emergency assistance. The MAGNUS teams are constantly working to provide our clients with professional assistance, whenever, wherever.