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ABOUT US

We have been in emergency management for over twenty years with experience in the public, private and higher education sectors.

A question we have been asked is "What's that logo and what's a bunyap?" Well the bunyap is the mascot of the 7th Fighter Squadron of the 49th Fighter Group of the 5th Air Force in the Southwest Pacific. In the Second World War, our founder's father was an armorer in the 7th Squadron. They saw action in Australia, New Guinea, Philippine Islands and Okinawa, before landing the first American aircraft in Japan.

The bunyip is a large mythical creature from Australian Aboriginal mythology said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds and waterholes. The legend is that it hunted and killed evil people. The 7th Squadron adopted this creature and changed the spelling to bunyap. Bunyap Consulting carries on their proud tradition of protecting those we serve by adopting thir mascot as our logo.

The lead officer of our company is Steve Morash, for the past fifteen years the Director of Emergency Management for Boston University. Mr. Morash was responsible for developing plans and procedures for the management of emergency and disaster related incidents, managing ongoing threat, vulnerability and risk assessment projects, and providing training and educational sessions for staff and community members on all aspects of emergency management and preparedness.

Steve has designed, conducted or participated in a multitude of table-top and full scale exercises throughout his career. These exercises are based on the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program and have included public, private and higher education organizations. In addition to his work at Boston University and the City of Boston, he has conducted exercises for Massachusetts Port Authority’s Logan International Airport, Boston Properties and the Boston Red Sox.

 

Mr. Morash is an Adjunct Professor at Boston University’s Metropolitan College, teaching two courses Business Continuity, Security and Risk Management and Public Emergency Management.

While Deputy Director of the Boston Emergency Management Agency from 1996 to 2005, Steve was involved in a number of operational activities such as the Boston EOC Director for the 2004 Democratic Convention, Unified Command Center Planning and Operations for the Boston First Night Celebration, Boston Marathon, Fourth of July Esplanade Celebrations, and Visit of the Tall Ships. On September 11, 2001, he served as Deputy Operations Section Chief at the Massport Emergency Operations Center in response to the World Trade Center Attack.

 

As Deputy Director, he began the process of outreach within the city of Boston government, as well as the private sector. Listening to our partners in the business community, we based our efforts on three objectives, communication, evacuation and re-entry. MEMA followed us with their creation of Emergency Support Function 18 – Business and Industry.

 

Working with the business community, he assisted in the development and implementation of the Boston Corporate Emergency Access System. This program allows pre-credentialed private sector “essential employees” access to businesses for recovery operations in areas of the city that may be closed due to emergency conditions or special events.

 

Steve is certified in all the Incident Command Systems courses offered by Massachusetts and the Federal Emergency Management Agency as well as being certified in the Integrated Emergency Management Course at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute. He has attended various courses on Chemical Biological Weapons of Mass Destruction and the associated Incident Command courses.

 



 

OUR VISION

In any emergency event, there are three main actions - notify, protect and recover. Our plans should focus on these actions.

  • Notify - let your constituents, residents, employees know what's happening and what they should do to protect themselves

  • Protect - simply put, evacuate or shelter in place

  • Recover - get your operation, whatever it may be, back to normal operations as fast as possible

Our job is to help you perform these functions by implementing a comprehensive emergency management program tailored to your needs. We stand ready to assist you in preparing to protect your staff, assets and operations in the 21st century.

Based upon your needs, emergency management, fire  and law enforcement colleagues will join your project for preparedness

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