Plan. Communicate. Respond.
We address emergencies from every angle.
What we do
Krizik Consulting Strategies provides comprehensive contingency planning, command center communications, and emergency response services for large outdoor events.
We specialize in designing and executing contingency plans for triathlons, marathons, adventure races, and other athletic events.
Our extensive background as emergency responders and competitive athletes makes us uniquely qualified to provide these services.
Who we serve
Holistic Contingency Planning
- weather history and forecasts, particularly related to extreme heat, bitter cold, or a major weather event
- local government requirements
- vehicular traffic flow
- site-specific safety & injury prevention issues
- security issues related to crowd control, alcohol use, and site entry/exit
- public health needs
- access to medical care (including transportation to hospital, if needed)
- the political climate surrounding the location and event
Before the event, timelines and checklists are established for smooth operations. KCS sets up all medical, security, and event alert systems according to our contingency plan and the weather forecast. Shelters and evacuation plans are established. All personnel are trained on the contingency plan, including operational communications and emergency procedures.
On event day, we use the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as a unified command system to collaborate and integrate with local government agencies. Our experienced incident command group assists with and makes mission critical decisions to maximize public safety and protect the event’s brand.
Event Command & Control
Green EAS flags are posted to indicate good conditions for an event.
Yellow flags warn athletes that they should slow down because conditions are less than ideal and may become worse.
Red flags signify potentially hazardous conditions. They are a warning to participating athletes that they should be very careful on the course and even consider stopping.
Black flags signify that the event has been cancelled due to extreme or dangerous conditions, and all participants should stop and follow the official instructions.