Resilient Communities are the Foundations of a Resilient America.

CARRI in Action

CARRI is partnering with Firestorm to conduct monthly interactive workshops to provide information, situational updates and actionable insights, advice, and support before, during, and after disasters and crises. Firestorm® is a national leader in crisis management, vulnerability analysis/threat assessment, and business continuity. Firestorm and its Expert Council™ have hands-on experience dealing with the worst U.S. disasters of this century. Firestorm’s three founders have more than 75 years of combined experience handling and managing crises. Firestorm has access to the industry’s most extensive Crisis Coach ™ database of business continuity, crisis/risk management, disaster recovery, and information security professionals, providing tactical support, crisis response and project execution nationwide.

The workshops are free, feature nationally recognized expert panels, and are organized to follow a PREDICT.PLAN.PERFORM. ® process. The workshops are supported by public and private organizations interested in long-term recovery. This concept is predicated on decades of experience with natural disaster response, crisis management, and recovery in the US.

If you are interested in participating in the monthly workshops, please send an email to to receive information and announcements about upcoming workshops and knowledge sharing events.

CARRI is also partnering with the Kostas Research Institute, Northeastern University to support the on ongoing recovery of the metro-New York City region while informing efforts to strengthen the resilience of its critical infrastructure, and to identify lessons learned to guide how other major urban coastal areas should enhance the resilience of their transportation, energy, health service, and communications systems to better withstand, more rapidly recover, and adapt to significant disasters. The project is built around four daylong symposia held in the summer, fall and early winter of 2013-14.  Each symposium is a by-invitation event that brings together approximately 30 senior practitioners and experts from major coastal cities outside the metro-New York area with 35-40 senior practitioners and experts from the metro-New York area. There will be workshop reports generated for ech of the four symposia that will be incorporated into a published report of findings and recommendations.