Emergency Response Task Force | ERT




A natural disaster or an outbreak of war or violence can turn lives upside down in an instant, killing or driving millions of people from their homes and devastating communities. When catastrophe strikes, the SIS Emergency Response Task Force delivers rapid, lifesaving aid that reduces suffering, restores dignity and jump starts economic recovery.

Emergency response is one of SIS’s globally-recognized strengths placing us on the frontline and forefront of some of the most devastating, horrific disasters our nation has seen because we are always prepared. The most effective way to reduce the impact of a crisis on vulnerable populations is to be prepared to respond to one in advance. SIS is committed to emergency preparedness—giving field teams, local partners and communities the training and resources necessary to address immediate needs.

In our progressively changing world, we are faced with various acts/events that are spawned from negative or malicious intent and ultimately result in a calamity of discourse, violence and severe devastation. Civil disorder, also known as civil unrest or civil strife, is a broad term that is typically used by law enforcement to describe unrest caused by a group of people. Civil disturbance is typically a symptom of, and a form of protest against, major socio-political problems; the severity of the action coincides with public expression(s) of displeasure. Our EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROFESSIONALS (ERP) are trained, seasoned, specialized individuals that are prepared to respond to these disturbances efficiently and effectively without further reparations of destruction. Our ERP Task force have admonished sit-ins, riots, protests, and other civil disorders which typically escalate into general chaos.

The act of terrorism is calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear. Our ERP Task force are faced with acts dangerous to human lives that violate federal or state law with the intention to intimidate civilians and result in catastrophic events. The ERP Task Force enters this environment strategically calculating all aspects of safety/security to ensure the lives that have been uprooted by disaster.