May 17, 2010. Hilton Head Island, SC—Baldwin Aviation, Inc., a leading developer and implementor of safety management systems (SMS) and programs, has announced a strategic partnership with Fireside Partners LLC to provide Emergency Response Planning (ERP) to its clients. Headquartered in Dover, Delaware, Fireside Partners will collaborate with Baldwin to provide customized emergency response training, consulting, and crisis management and mitigation.
“This combination with Fireside Partners is an extension of our ongoing effort to forge mutually supportive collaborations with companies that are recognized leaders in corporate aviation safety,” said Don Baldwin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Baldwin Aviation. “Our role, as an SMS developer and implementor, is to bring all these key elements together for the benefit of our clients. This is the latest in a sequence that also includes strategic relationships with CAPACG to acquire flight data analysis and with TrainingPort.net to provide our clients with computer-based training that meets IS-BAO standards.
“Through this relationship with Fireside, Baldwin clients will now have enhanced support, direct access to ERP expertise and a la carte, on-site ERP services, table top exercises and additional training and support,” noted Don Chupp, President of Fireside Partners, LLC. “Baldwin shares our vision to deliver innovative, high quality and cost effective services to our clients that promote a people-centered approach—to prepare them to do the right thing—when faced with an emergency. We are pleased to be working with an industry leader to develop the industry standard in this key element of safety management—emergency response.”
Fireside Partners employs a unique system that accesses valuable expertise to develop custom-tailored programs that meet the working needs—and realities—of its clients. Drawing from a large pool of dynamic professionals to match client requirements, Fireside offers customized corporate emergency response training, consulting, crisis management and mitigation to a broad range of companies, non-profit and government clients around the world.
Baldwin Aviation is a recognized leader in developing and implementing customized safety management programs that comply with the stringent standards required for International Standard for Business Aviation Organizations (IS-BAO) certification. While Baldwin does not conduct audits, the SMS programs it has developed are designed to meet IS-BAO requirements inspired by industry best practices. They provide a high quality measurement that fosters safer, more efficient and effective operations. IS-BAO is a continuous improvement program that prescribes an external audit every two years and stimulates an ongoing self-audit program to ensure currency and relevance. Baldwin’s program provides the tools for continuous monitoring and ongoing self-audits.
Baldwin is the only IS-BAO registered implementor and has been recognized by the United States Forest Service (USFS), Bermuda’s Department of Civil Aviation (BDCA) and the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). Global Aerospace, Inc., the world’s largest aviation underwriter, also recently acknowledged Baldwin’s and Fireside’s expertise by including the firms in its visionary SM4 Safety Management plan.