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GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center: How the World’s First and Only Global Emergency Monitoring Company Became a Critical Asset for Employee Safety and Business Continuity

Date: June 11th, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: United Way (50 Waugh Street, Houston, TX 77007)


Speaker: Emily Thompson, Operations Research and Development Manager GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center

Synopsis: Learn more about how a private organization located in Montgomery, Tx not only partakes in the coordination of rescues for individuals in distress worldwide, but also provides an integrated solution dedicated to the safety and security of healthcare professionals.

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Emily Thompson photo GEOS IERCC Logo

Editor's Note:

When a man having a health emergency in the remote Scottish Highlands activated his SOS emergency beacon, the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center was the critical link that enabled him to be found, rescued and med-evac'ed out by the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team and HM Coastguard Prestwick SAR Flight (R199) helicopter.


That SOS was picked up in Montgomery just north of Houston at the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center almost 5000 miles away.Loch Treig, Scotland to Montgomery, TX

You might have read this on The Daily Beast or heard it on the Houston Matters show broadcast on Houston's local NPR radio station KUHF.

About our Speaker:

As the Operations Research and Development Manager for the IERCC, Emily Thompson is charged with standards and protocol development, as well as development of the Emergency Operations Team through training and coaching.

Emily started with GEOS in 2013 as a Watch Stander and quickly became a Team Leader of her shift and in that role, she led the team to many operational achievements. As the Emergency Operations Manager for the International Emergency Response Coordination Center, she ensured each rescue was handled diligently and efficiently. Emily reported to the CEO and oversaw the IERCC Team Leads and staff. She was elevated to her current role in 2019.

Emily is FEMA certified and is a member of both the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) and works with their technical and standards groups. She also coordinates closely with her international counterparts establishing Search and Rescue protocols, and other emergency response procedures, including development of formal Memorandums of Understanding (MOU’s).

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