Disaster preparedness is a huge topic of conversation as the President declares the current health pandemic a National disaster for the United States. Texas and other states have been declaring the same for the past 2 days. San Antonio has created the first, drive-thru COVID-19 mobile, testing center. MD Anderson in the Houston Medical Center is currently scanning visitors outside of their medical facilities. Methodist Hospital System is following a similar strategy. This is going to get worse before it gets better per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). ITS/Festive Tents manages many government contracts for disasters similar to the world’s current health pandemic and we are ready to assist as necessary with regards to industrial or commercial tenting structures. Industrial tent solutions can serve many different uses for medical, safety, work/office safety scenarios. From blast shelters to HVAC controlled, zipped up tents with unimaginable amenities available. Industrial Tent Systems and Festive Tents are here to fulfill community needs.
Many companies that make up the critical infrastructure for cities and counties across the United States are currently implementing their disaster preparedness and critical infrastructure protection plans. From protecting current workforces to scrubbing down workplaces and relocating equipment, Industrial Tent Systems and Festive Tents are dispatching tents and mobile units to areas of concern.
Did you know that our industrial clearspan tents can be equipped with HVAC, windows and doors, running water and restroom facilities? Electricity companies and water treatment plants are looking to house critical and essential employees on site. Oil and gas will be soon to follow. What is considered “critical infrastructure”? According to CISA, U. S. Department of Cyber Infrastructure, and division of U.S. Department of Homeland Security, there are sixteen (16) critical infrastructure sectors:
Jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security:
- Chemical Sector: Refineries
- Commercial Facilities Sector: Includes sites that draw large crowds of people for shopping, business, entertainment or lodging
- Communications Sector: Underlying operations of all businesses, public safety organizations and government
- Critical Manufacturing Sector: Primary metals manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, electrical equipment/appliance/component manufacturing, transportation equipment manufacturing
- Dams Sector: Dam projects, navigation locks, levees, hurricane barriers, mine tailings impoundments and other similar water retention/control facilities
- Emergency Services Sector: Provides a wide range of prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery services during both day-to-day operations and incident response.
- Government Facilities Sector: All government buildings, holdings and staffed facilities – stateside and worldwide.
- Transportation Sector: Air Traffic Control, Railways, Interstates and Highways. The nation’s transportation system quickly, safely, and securely moves people and goods through the country and overseas.
- Information Technology Sector: central to the nation’s security, economy, and public health and safety as businesses, governments, academia, and private citizens are increasingly dependent upon Information Technology Sector functions. These virtual and distributed functions produce and provide hardware, software, and information technology systems and services, and—in collaboration with the Communications Sector—the Internet.
- Nuclear Reactors, Materials & Waste Sector: From the power reactors that provide electricity to millions of Americans, to the medical isotopes used to treat cancer patients, the Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector covers most aspects of America’s civilian nuclear infrastructure
Jurisdiction of the U. S. Department of Energy:
- Energy Sector: The U.S. energy infrastructure fuels the economy of the 21st century.
Jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Defense:
- Defense Industrial Base Sector: R&D, design, production, delivery and maintenance of military weapons systems, subsystems and components or parts to meet U. S. military requirements.
Jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Treasury:
- Financial Services Sector: Stock Market, Banks, Financial Institutions. Large-scale power outages, recent natural disasters, and an increase in the number and sophistication of cyberattacks demonstrate the wide range of potential risks facing the sector.
Jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Agriculture & Department of Health & Human Services:
- Food and Agriculture Sector: Farming, Food Safety, Poison Control
- Healthcare and Public Health Sector (Dept of Health & Human Services only)
Jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency:
With commercial and industrial tent solutions and applications available along with our sister company’s mobile lodging solutions and mobile sleepers, please reach out for quotes and more information on our industrial tent capabilities.