The COVID-19 epidemic has impacted every individual, family, and business across the U.S. and globally. The threat poses significant and evolving challenges for our families, communities, businesses, and government agencies.

In this unprecedented and uncertain time, ESCI recognizes that each of our clients faces their own unique challenges as they focus on the health and safety of the public, their personnel, and the continuity of their operations. But we are here to meet your agency where it is, challenges included.

ESCI is modifying and discounting our services to best serve you. Reach out and let us know how we can assist. We do not take the responsibility to serve our clients through this crisis lightly. We are in this together, and together we will find a way.

For more information, see: ESCI’s Planning & Strategic Services Division respects social distancing as consulting projects evolve and ESCI’s Human Capital Division extends its services to become fully digital.

For assistance, please contact us at: 1-800-757-3724 or

Open Letter from CEO Gilbert

As the consulting firm of the IAFC, ESCI has joined with you over the past few months in mourning the loss of life, sickness, and terrible impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope you have found the resources, podcasts, and webinars we have been distributing helpful in the navigation and management of this worldwide disaster.

As we expectantly turn the corner and begin the recovery process, ESCI has created a number of resources we hope will be valuable to you and the communities you serve. You will see us begin to offer a number of helpful tools available to assist you in ensuring the sustainability and recovery of your organization and community.

These tools are designed to assist with the key areas of sustainability, resilience, CDC-compliant administrative and support services return-to-work plans/annexes, remote entry-level and promotional testing, and assistance on service delivery and staffing analysis for the purpose of applying and receiving SAFER and AFG Grants. These tools are focused on succinct analyses and recommendations for the next 12–24 months. These reports will have a quick turn-around to provided maximum benefit to your organization.

While we hope we never see another pandemic or disaster like this, it can once again be said that Fire and EMS systems continue to hold the line and do remarkable work! On behalf of ESCI, and as a former Fire Chief and member of the general public, I would like to say “THANK YOU!” Your sacrifice and dedication do not go unseen, nor will they be forgotten.



Sheldon D. Gilbert
Emergency Services Consulting International