Last year the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) launched a series of workshops to promote business emergency preparedness to the private sector. Atlantic’s founder and principal, Scott Cave, agreed to partner with SCEMD in facilitating these workshops, but instead of using the typical lecture workshop to convey the preparedness message, he recommended an interactive series of hurricane tabletop exercises. Mr. Cave has achieved the Master Exercise Practitioner designation through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute and leads dozens of exercises each year for Atlantic’s customers and in various workshops. SCEMD agreed to this interactive format and launched a Coastal Resilience Exercise series in Charleston, Georgetown, and Horry counties. Mr. Cave designed and facilitated the exercises to wide and diverse audiences of businesses between August, 2017 and April, 2018.
On June 12, 2018, Mr. Cave was invited to the SCEMD headquarters in Columbia, SC to receive the State Commendation Ribbon in recognition of these efforts. The commendation reads as follows:
“Mr. Scott Cave is commended for notably superior devotion to community and exemplary performance of duty as a Senior Facilitator for the South Carolina Emergency Management Division’s Coastal Resilience Exercise series for the period 25 August 2017 through 25 April 2018. Mr. Cave personally developed and was instrumental in the delivery of three separate tabletop exercises designed to promote emergency preparedness and continuity for the private sector in Charleston, Georgetown, and Horry counties. Mr. Cave’s broad wealth of experience and expertise in business disaster planning, coupled with his unparalleled willingness to volunteer personal time and hours from his own business to share critical best practices has greatly advanced the level of disaster preparedness of South Carolina’s coastal business community. Scott Cave’s superior performance brings great credit upon himself, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, and the Military Department of South Carolina.
Signed R. Van McCarty
Major General, SCARNG
Deputy Adjutant General”
We at Atlantic are honored by this recognition and appreciate our ongoing partnership with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. We look forward to working with SCEMD as we explore the possibility of extending this series of workshops and exercises over the coming months.