CONSTANT Supports Inclusive Evacuation Planning Guide

(Torrance, CA) August 16, 2023 – CONSTANT is proud to announce that we recently worked with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to develop a Guide for Integrated Evacuation Planning for Jurisdictions and Individuals with Access and Functional Needs (AFN). The Guide is now available on Cal OES’s Office of Access and Functional Needs (OAFN) website, and has been crafted to provide a forward-leaning approach to successful evacuation operations.


Evacuation planning and systems have traditionally been crafted without consulting individuals with limited mobility or other AFN, which leads to fundamental gaps in the way many jurisdictions address the issue of emergency evacuation for the whole community.


This Guide provides local jurisdictions with guidance, best practices, and informational resources needed to strengthen their plans for the successful evacuation of individuals with AFN in disasters. It includes tools jurisdictions can use to provide integrated evacuation operations to all members of the community, including individuals with AFN, in collaboration with partners such as transportation providers. The document also lists resources that individuals with AFN can use to develop personal evacuation plans to enhance their own safety, security, and health prior to and during disasters.


“This is an important emergency evacuation planning resource relevant to jurisdictions, individuals, and families in California and across the country,” said Jayson Kratoville, CONSTANT’s Director of Operations. “We’re grateful to support Cal OES OAFN’s leadership in empowering jurisdictions and individuals with AFN to prepare for disaster. CONSTANT’s mission is to make the world a safer place—this includes projects that help ensure everyone can access the support and resources they need during a crisis.”


Media Contact: Jayson Kratoville, Director of Operations | (443) 836-5073 |



CONSTANT is an award-winning consultancy focused on executing our mission of making the world a safer place. We are an 8(a)-certified and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Business (EDWOSB) with a long history of helping clients across all levels of government and the private sector prepare for catastrophic disasters and emerging threats. Our core areas of expertise include emergency management, counterterrorism, health security, and healthcare preparedness. Across those areas, we provide planning, training, exercise, outreach and staffing services. We are deeply committed to delivering superior customer service, providing a platform for our team members to thrive and prosper, and embodying our signature entrepreneurial spirit and core values. Learn more about CONSTANT here.