Employee Feature: Richard Cheek, Vice President of Emergency Management Solutions

Deployed Resources would like to introduce Richard “Dick” Cheek, Vice President of Emergency Management Solutions, and a valuable team member for nearly twelve years. Each day, Dick works to maintain relationships with the states and other jurisdiction’s Emergency Management Agencies to help them better understand the importance to build Readiness Contracts (ARC). Once a contract…

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2018: A Year in Review

At Deployed Resources, much of our work aids individuals either away serving our country or displaced due to unforeseen disasters. Once again, we are touched by each story we hear and every individual we meet and will use all of these unique encounters and experiences as a means to continue learning, improving, and heightening our…

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2018 Hurricane Season Recap: Deployed Resources Disaster Response

According to expert meteorologists, the 2018 hurricane season is the most active season ever recorded.1 To determine the strength of a season, scientists use the “Accumulated Cyclone Energy” (ACE) index, which adds together the intensity and duration of all the tropical storms and hurricanes that formed. In 2018, the ACE for the Atlantic and eastern…

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Deployed Resources Aids Merrimack Valley Following Gas Explosions

On September 13, 2018, a series of explosions and fires occurred in three Merrimack Valley communities in Massachusetts. This devastating event damaged over 100 homes and businesses and left a gaseous odor throughout the area. It also resulted in numerous injuries, one death, and forced over 30,000 individuals to evacuate their homes since the region…

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Hurricane Preparation and Response

Hurricane Preparation & Response

Throughout hurricane season Deployed Resources is constantly monitoring the weather, as a daily routine. As storm systems develop we actively monitor their potential tracks. The only “good” thing about hurricanes – as compared to other types of natural disasters – is that we have warnings that they are coming, and we can at least narrow…

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Industries We Serve

Deployed Resources works in a wide range of industries, including Government, Commercial, Industrial, Disaster Response, and Special Events. From training camps and base camps, plant turnaround/shutdown facilities, sanitary facilities, and quick-response support, we are the industry experts. In other words, if any temporary life support facilities, structures, and/or services are needed, we are there. Read…

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Puerto Rico Disaster Response

Hurricane Maria Base Camp

Category-4 Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico in mid-September, causing catastrophic damage. Regarded as the worst natural disaster on record to hit Puerto Rico, there has been an on-going humanitarian crisis as they struggle to rebuild. Since mid-October Deployed Resources has been on-site to provide disaster response products and services including housing, administrative space, restrooms,…

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Hurricane Harvey: When Disaster Strikes

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas. Within a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches of rain as the system moved over eastern Texas, causing catastrophic flooding. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people and prompted more than 17,000 rescues. Deployed Resources was able to…

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Natural Disasters: Hurricanes

Natural Disasters: Hurricanes

May 15 marks the beginning of the hurricane season in the Pacific. The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1st, with both seasons ending on November 30th. Strong winds, storm surges, and heavy rains cause many hazards during a hurricane, with the potential to cause catastrophic damage. Deployed Resources provides provisional life support facilities to sustain people…

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Disaster and Emergency Management Program

Richard Cheek, Emergency Management Director for Deployed Resources, just completed two web-based presentations for the masters students at Nova Southeastern University. The students are studying in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Disaster and Emergency Management Program, and the presentations were for their All-Hazards Preparedness Course.  These students are all candidates for their Masters Degree in Emergency Management, Public…

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64th IAEM Annual Conference & EMEX

Richard Cheek, Deployed Resources’ Emergency Management Director, will be speaking at the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Conference. The conference goes from October 14-19 in Savannah, Georgia, and he will speak at 8:45am on Wednesday, October 19th. Richard will share his expertise on Commodity Points of Distribution (CPODs). CPODs are sites for the public to go to pick up life-sustaining…

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