Helping organisations get Crisis Ready through planning, training and simulations

You can't anticipate every crisis. You can't always predict how big it will be or how much it will impact on your organisation. But you can be ready...

Watching an organisation go through a crisis can be like watching a kid's football game. There's lots of energy and commitment, but little coordination. They're mostly focussed on the ball, running where it goes, not thinking about the plan or their role in the strategy. It's not impossible to get a goal but it's usually through luck, not teamwork. Unfortunately no organisation can afford to lose the crisis game. How can you face it, resolve it and learn from it? You need policy, systems and teams. You need realistic plans with properly trained and exercised staff. You also need to respond well to issues and incidents to lessen the chance of a crisis happening at all. Crisis Ready is just that – ready to support your organisation as you prepare, respond and recover. We bring real experience and genuine solutions. We will build your capacity to survive and thrive.

Operational Support

Crisis Ready has developed deployable teams and systems to support crisis and disaster management and communication functions. We act swiftly and strategically. Our teams integrate with and force multiply your efforts. We provide ongoing back up at agreed rates up-front. Crisis Ready has vast experience in real-world emergencies: from war zones, to natural disasters, from worksite accidents to reputational crises. We can work with you to mitigate risks and outrage on your most difficult day.

Read more

Giving Back

EMPA

EMPA is a not for profit company committed to improving public communications in disasters and emergencies. Crisis Ready regularly contributes to EMPA Conferences by participating in Conference Committees as well as delivering presentations, workshops and training pro bono.

Disaster Operations

Crisis Ready offers assistance to disaster agencies during disasters at reduced rates and even pro bono. We are in rthe process of forming a Community Action Group for the NSW SES.

Tertiary Education and Internships

The Crisis Ready team regularly deliver lectures and participate in workshops to a number of Universities. Crisis Ready is committed to growing the next generation and so offers internships and work experience to University students. Students wishing to apply should download this Internship Guide.

About Us

Brisbane based Peter Rekers and Rebecca Riggs head up a diverse and versatile team of specialists with extensive real-world crisis experience. Together we offer a unique blend of practicality and creativity which informs all the work we do. Our work in government and corporate sectors means we understand complex reputational crises. Our practical involvement in the emergency sector means we have faced cyclone, flood, fire and life threatening disasters. Our expertise as spokespeople means we have intimate knowledge of the techniques necessary to communicate our messages with strength and commitment and to truly connect with stakeholders and community members. Finally, our capability as trainers and educators means we can share what we have experienced with your people and give them the awareness and the tools they need to apply it.

Testimonials...