Ridge Global and Global Emergency Solutions Form Strategic Partnership

Ridge Global and Global Emergency Solutions Form Strategic Partnership

WASHINGTON, January 11, 2011 – Ridge Global, an international risk management and security firm led by Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, and Global Emergency Solutions, a homeland security and emergency management firm, co-founded by former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director David Paulison, have formed a strategic partnership to provide integrated emergency planning and response services to government and private sector clients, the two companies announced today.

The partnership combines the expertise of Ridge and Paulison, two of the foremost authorities on emergency response and recovery.

”We can never eliminate our exposure to risk, but we can manage it, and prepare for it in ways that enable us to save more lives and recover more quickly," said Tom Ridge, president and CEO of Ridge Global. "David Paulison and his team at Global Emergency Solutions will help us to optimize the level and scope of planning and preparation that our country must engage in to stay safe and operational following natural disasters and terrorist threats of varying kind."

David Paulison, senior partner of Global Emergency Solutions, added: "Prevention is crucial and, toward that end, planning, preparing and building resiliency into our communities and businesses is paramount. Working with Tom Ridge and his team at Ridge Global, we bring expertise and experience to the table that is unparalleled.”

About Ridge Global
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Ridge Global provides strategic and operational services that advance the security and economic interests of businesses and governments worldwide. Led by The Honorable Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, Ridge Global offers international expertise across a scope of core business concerns, including risk management, global trade security, emergency preparedness and response, strategic growth, infrastructure protection, technology integration and crisis management. For further information, please visit www.ridgeglobal.com <http://cmpgnr.com/r.html?c=1572537&r=1571189&test=true&t=0&l=1&d=0&u=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2eridgeglobal%2ecom&g=0&f=-1> .

About Global Emergency Solutions
Global Emergency Solutions is a homeland security and emergency management services company that provides planning, implementation and continuity of services to business and governments that seek to protect their people and assets against natural disasters, workplace violence and targeted attacks. The Washington, D.C.-based firm provides worldwide clients with assistance across a complementary set of capabilities, including emergency preparedness and response planning, on-sight recovery guidance, crisis communications, operational continuity, crisis management as well as operational and organizational re-design. For further information, please visit www.globalemergencysolutions.net <file:///C:\Users\MNix\Documents\globalemergencysolutions.net> .

Contact:

Ridge Global Global Emergency Solutions
S. Michele Nix Ray Barnes, Senior Partner
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