FEMA awards ICF $20.8m contract to support Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded ICF, a global consulting and technology services provider, a contract worth $20.8m to support education and preparedness programmes to protect communities living close to nuclear power plants in the US.

Awarded in the second quarter, the Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program contract is for five years, which comprises one base and four option years.

ICF has been supporting the REP Program since 2000. It was in this year FEMA awarded the contract to the private sector.

Since then, the company has been helping FEMA and its state, local and industry partners by providing program management, policy analysis, training and exercise evaluations to protect the public health and safety of communities living in proximity to the almost 60 commercial nuclear power plants in the country.

Besides REP, ICF has supported many national preparedness and community resilience programmes for FEMA and its partners including regional disaster response planning in New York and Southern California.

ICF senior vice president John Paczkowski said: “This win represents ICF’s enduring commitment to FEMA’s radiological preparedness program and to building resilient communities by preparing them for response and recovery from potential catastrophic events.

“We are proud to help FEMA continue to implement this critical component of the National Preparedness System.”

FEMA established the Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program to ensure that preparedness can protect the public health and safety of citizens living close to commercial nuclear power plants.