Previstar Offers a “No Charge” Web-Based Emergency Planning Software Service to Kick Off its Partnering for Preparedness Program

Previstar’s CEMPlanner provides step-by-step planning guidance, increased stakeholder participation & collaboration, decreased formatting time, and automated document version control

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 24, 2011 — Previstar is offering its CEMPlanner emergency planning software service at no cost to city and county Emergency Management and Public Health organizations to bolster their planning processes and emergency plans in 2011. The offer is part of its Partnering for Preparedness program and is open to enrollment to the first 10 qualifying jurisdictions per state that subscribe to the service by March 31, 2011.

“Previstar is proud to launch our Partnering for Preparedness program. We believe this is a partnership that will enhance community resiliency and promote emergency management excellence. Emergency planners will have access to a web-based, collaborative platform that is based on the latest preparedness standards and enables them to engage and more easily integrate all levels of community stakeholders into the planning process, including volunteer, non-profit and private sector organizations”, said Jim Fetters, President & COO.

The complimentary service lasts for 12 months and includes training and customer support. At the end of the term, organizations can purchase a license for continued use of the service or cancel the subscription with no obligation. All information, including emergency plans and resource inventories created during the 12-month complimentary phase can be downloaded to MS Word or Excel so that customers are not “locked” into continuing the service.

“The reality is, budgets are extremely tight right now,” said Joe Gordon, VP Marketing and CEMPlanner’s co-designer. “And many budgets are still being cut. This offer provides organizations with a proven planning tool today without tying up limited budgets needed for other operational objectives. CEMPlanner increases capacity and efficiency throughout the planning process helping organizations with limited resources to do more with less.”

What is CEMPlanner?

CEMPlanner is a web-based service that brings planners and stakeholders together on a collaborative platform and facilitates the planning process (based on FEMA’s CPG-101) to create and maintain standards based plans. Plans are created, edited, and managed online using MS Word or a standard browser.

The system’s flexibility allows users to create numerous plan types such as the EOP, COOP, Exercise Plan, Pandemic Flu Plan, Communications Plan, etc.

Since being introduced to the market in 2009, CEMPlanner has been utilized by emergency management and public health organizations across the country including State of Alabama, Atlanta-Fulton County, GA, Gwinnett County, GA, Lexington-Fayette County, KY, Houston, TX and numerous other public and private sector organizations.

How do organizations learn more about this program?

Visit the Previstar website at or contact Joe Gordon at 813-244-7774.

About Previstar

Previstar is the provider of the Continual Preparedness Suite (CPS), a suite of customizable, interchangeable software products - primarily to the emergency preparedness communities, the armed services, and homeland security industry - for managing the incident life-cycle, including planning for, responding to, and recovering from all-hazards incidents and events. The CPS includes the CEMPlanner, RESOURCE Manager, INCIDENT Manager, and GIS.

Previstar’s technology originated from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Selected by the US Navy for its EM Incident Management System (EM-IMS), Previstar products enhance unified planning, situational awareness, strategic decision support, and tactical execution for users located horizontally and vertically across organizational boundaries.

The company is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.


Joe Gordon, 813-244-7774

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