Kenyon International Emergency Services is a crisis and disaster management company. We are the largest of our kind in the world. For more than 100 years we have offered specialist personnel, equipment, systems and advice at incidents, particularly those involving major loss of life.
In recent years we provided considerable resources to the Australian Government following the Asian Tsunami; body recovery expertise for the Governor of Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina and for the UN in the aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake. We have assisted with care for families, victims and their belongings at air crashes in Greece, USA, Libya, India and Indonesia.
Recent Blog Posts
Cranfield University Students Visit Kenyon
25 February 2014 - Kenyon was pleased to welcome Cranfield University students to the Bracknell, UK, offices on Tuesday as part of their Mass Fatality Incidents module. Kenyons Robert Rowntree and Tom Garner presented quite a bit of information about how mass fatality responses work, including a tour of the Kenyon's UK warehouse and Emergency Operations Center. The Cranfield students represented very diverse backgrounds, including someone from the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, a Royal Air Force Accident Investigator and one person who deals with accident investigation at Budapest Airport in Hungary. Kenyon hosts many such visits from area universities to share real-world experience with students from many areas of study.
Video: What Makes Us Different
"With over 37,000 items in each of our three strategically placed warehouses, we have all the kit needed to deal with any deployment at a moment's notice. Kenyon's Vice President of Operations, Chris Boyer, explains in the video how we are always ready to go anywhere in the world and why that makes our service unique"
Several aviation accidents received a lot of news coverage recently. Occurring in Scotland, Alaska and northern Namibia, these complex events affect people from multiple countries. Distilling over 100 years of experience with international crisis management and disaster response, Kenyon International Emergency Services has compiled a list of actions that, at a minimum, aircraft operators should plan for. Please follow the link for the detailed list: http://bit.ly/1baYwbv
Donald Steel at #IGCF2014
25 February 2014 - Crisis Communications Associate Director Donald Steel recently lead a workshop on "Social Media in a Changing World" at the Sharjah International Government Communications Forum 2014 (#IGCF2014). The workshop focused on the changing role of social media in civil disorder round the world. Other speakers at the event included Mikhail Gorbachev, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico, James D. Wolfensohn, former President of the World Bank and His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, ruler of Sharjah. Donald is headed to Istanbul this week for more of the same!
Welcome, Jitesh Thakore!
Please join us in welcoming Kenyon's new Information Coordination Team Specialist, Jitesh Thakore. Jitesh has been a Kenyon Team Member since 2010 but officially joined the Recovery Operations Team in December 2013, when assisted with air disaster operations taking place in Namibia and Alaska. You can read more about Jitesh on our staff page here: http://bit.ly/METUTm
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US DOT Fines Asiana $500k
Feb. 25, 2014 - The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined Asiana $500,000 for failing to provide proper family assistance following the crash of Flight 214 and failing to file an accurate family assistance plan. Back in September, prompted by an investigation by Associated Press reporter Justin Pritchard, the US DOT began a review Asiana's post-crash plan. This is the first time an airline has been fined for failing to adhere to the Foreign Air Carrier Family Support Act of 1997, requiring, among many other things, prompt and generous assistance to the loved ones of crash victims. Read the official US DOT press release here: http://1.usa.gov/Nv1dxb. Read more of Justin Pritchard's coverage for the AP with comments from Kenyon's CEO: http://bit.ly/1egENub.
Team Member Spotlight Bernard Mwasi
Bernard Morara Mwasi, 43, is from Kisii, Kenya and Helsinki, Finland. He has been with Kenyon for 5 years but has yet to be deployed. His favorite movie is anything with Steven Segal and his favorite food is anything with beef. To read Bernard's story, click here: http://bit.ly/1jCA4D9
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Kenyon Visits Willis
In February, representatives from Kenyon visited Willis, the global insurance broker, at their office at Ipswich, UK. Kenyon’s representatives were Tom Garner, Director Commercial Services (pictured), and Mazen Bekdash, Regional Manager Middle East and Africa. They delivered a presentation about Kenyon and how our crisis management services can support Willis clients, specifically the Corporate and General Aviation Operators. The presentation was a great success, and so beneficial that all agreed it will now be an annual event.