IAP Mobilizes Dual Teams to Aid Hurricane Sandy Victims
Cape Canaveral, FL — Two separate teams at IAP Worldwide Services provided around-the-clock emergency relief services — bottled water distribution and spot mobile power generation — for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the millions of victims of Hurricane Sandy who lost power and access to safe drinking water.
Even before the superstorm made landfall in the most densely populated region of the country, IAP teams were following its path closely and were in advanced staging mode. “We were leaning forward,” says Greg Brown, Global Emergency Services Project Manager for IAP, “alerting all of our field staff, communicating with our pre-certified suppliers and standing ready to move forward with the mission.”
One of IAP’s missions in the wake of Hurricane Sandy was to mobilize and deliver 40 tractor-trailer truckloads of bottled water within 24 hours. Since that first shipment, IAP delivered 512 tractor-trailers of bottled water designated for hurricane victims in New Jersey, New York, West Virginia and Massachusetts. With each truck holding over18,000 liters of bottled water, IAP teams have delivered over nine million liters to those hit hardest by the hurricane.
The logistical challenges were managed through IAP’s Field Operations Management Systems (FOMs).The FOMs enable IAP teams to monitor customer orders, use bar code scanners to track commodities, manage radio frequencies and pinpoint a delivery truck’s location in real-time through satellite tracking.
Equally importation in the wake of the devastating storm, IAP was tasked to install, operate and maintain approximately 1,000 generators throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Under this mission, IAP powered critical facilities such as hospitals, water and sewage utility systems, train stations, the New York Citysubway, government command centers, low-income high-rise housing, Wall Street buildings and the World Trade Center site. IAP deployed nearly 600 skilled craftsmen and provided nearly 600 pieces of equipment to support the massive disaster relief effort.
“The mission for Sandy surpasses any other disaster relief effort to date,” says IAP Operations and Support Manager John Matasich. “We all feel a real sense of mission. When our teams arrive at a facility, people are so happy to have the lights back on and facilities functioning.” He continues, “It’s extremely rewarding knowing that we’re helping people in need.”
IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. is a leading international contractor providing global mission support for commercial industries, the Department of Defense, and other U.S. government agencies. The Company’s core business competencies include facility management; base operations; logistics and contingency operations; emergency/disaster response; and professional, scientific, health, environmental and technical services.
IAP’s corporate headquarters is located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and the company operates in over 120 locations worldwide. IAP’s website can be accessed at www.iapws.com.