When your worst nightmare comes true, one of your first calls should to be to the crisis communications professionals at de La Garza Public Relations. Our nearly forty years of advising clients through a variety of catastrophic situations - like oil spills, ship collisions, plant explosions and fires, and pipeline ruptures - makes de La Garza the crisis communications counselors of choice by major concerns in the energy, mid-stream and up-stream oil & gas, marine, and manufacturing industries. In time of crisis, information is fleeting, options are limited, time is of the essence, and your reputation is at its greatest risk. de La Garza maintains a 24/7/365 readiness posture to respond to a crisis anytime and anywhere we are needed.
We are qualified to manage communications and public information in any situation - regardless of severity, complexity and the number of parties of interest. Capabilities include handling media and public inquiries, emergency public information and warnings, rumor monitoring and response, and media monitoring, and coordinating the dissemination of information in an accurate and timely manner.
FEMA Certified IS-042, IS-100b, IS-200b, G-300, G-400, IS-700a, IS-702a, IS-800b
de La Garza specializes in incident communications - planning, preparation and response. We can support and staff your Joint Information Center in a response. Our services also include seminars and classes tailored to help you and your team plan and prepare for a response.
Our team of FEMA Certified Public Information Officers (PIO) also are instructors who teach courses in Advanced, Intermediate and Basic Crisis Communications. They share their experiences and lessons learned from managing communications at a variety of crisis incidents. Three served as PIO's for four and a half months in the Joint Information Center and in the Field at the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Our team of professionals can add real world experience to your exercises and drills by performing roles as PIO's and news reporters alongside your plant personnel.
We also offer complete video production capabilities for writing, narrating and producing safety and employee/visitor orientation videos.
And we offer 24-7-365 response serving as your JIC Manager and Assistant PIO
Plan. Prepare. Respond.
De La Garza and our team of seasoned FEMA Certified PIO's treat our clients as friends.
Our approach to client service is focused on developing targeted communications training that prepares your team to get their message under challenging condition across in the media. We believe that the most effective communications and public relations are based on positive, proactive, prepared approaches. We share the expectations of each and every client and we strive to exceed them.
The professionals at de La Garza work with each client to deliver comprehensive communications training that meets the client’s specific objectives and strategically prepares them to effectively respond to an incident.
And de La Garza has the resources to serve clients wherever their facilities may be located.
Our Professional Team of seasoned and proven communicators is composed entirely of FEMA Certified Public Information Officers.
Along with years of professional experience, they have earned the necessary FEMA Certifications to be knowledgeable and proficient in the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). They also keep their certifications current with ongoing FEMA education and training.
Our FEMA Certified PIO's are qualified to manage communications and public information in any situation - regardless of severity, complexity and the number of parties of interest. Capabilities include handling media and public inquiries, emergency public information and warnings, rumor monitoring and response, and media monitoring, and coordinating the dissemination of information in an accurate and timely manner.