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RK Emergency Management Support

EMERGENCY & CONTINGENCY ASSISTANCE // FIELD MEAL SERVICES SHELTER OPERATIONS // BASECAMP SUPPORT SERVICES

RK Emergency Management Support (RKEMS) mobilizes turnkey emergency response and recovery support services that feed, shelter and sustain communities in need and the professionals helping them. We specialize in temporary food services, temporary structures and facility support services that aid response operations and community recovery following natural disasters and civil disruptions.

RKEMS has the ability to mobilize our fleet of industrial-scale assets and rapidly establish a self-supporting community in proximity to, or at the base of any disaster or emergency.  In times of need, we’re here to deliver and manage:

RKEMS is a closely affiliated member of The RK Group’s family of specialized event service companies, which have grown during the past 70 years to produce 4,000+ events annually and employ 800+, basing CONUS operations from five centrally-located metro areas.

As an industry-leading culinary and hospitality service management company specializing in conventions and large events with tens of thousands of attendees, The RK Group is the ‘Go-To, Can Do’ Group that can scale to virtually any challenge, possessing extensive experience with deployment and operation of on-location temporary food services and temporary structures, and the supporting needs of basecamp facilities.

MOBILE KITCHENS & FIELD CATERING

RKEMS is here to serve communities in need, response and recovery professionals, as well as military readiness maneuvers and training through deployment and operation of on-location catering and meal services. We have a wide variety of custom-designed assets like new mobile kitchens with support for storage, preparation and dishwashing. We also have extensive experience delivering meal services in field environments and under adverse conditions, and expertise deploying and operating temporary cafeterias, mess halls, and field kitchens.

Mobile Kitchens

Our new, industrial mobile kitchens have the capability to feed a small army of displaced residents and recovery personnel every few hours, and have been custom designed to service disaster relief and recovery operations.

10,000 meals prepared and ready in 3 hours!
Our new 57' mobile kitchen can prepare and serve up to 10,000 meals every three hours. Our new 44’ kitchen trailer provides similar industrial-scale capability, and our new 32’ mobile dishwashing trailer can support both kitchens, cleaning up to 12,000 dishes per hour. Like our mobile kitchens, RK Emergency Management Support’s dishwashing trailer is capable of hooking up to local utilities or alternatively can be supplied needed water via an alternative mobile solution, when required.

Field Kitchens

RKEMS has a large inventory of in house food service equipment, extensive experience, and is able to design a custom field food service operation based on the unique needs of each deployment. Whether it is our Mobile Kitchens with full industrial kitchen capabilities and cold storage onboard, a smaller and more tailored trailer for a specific need, or a super high volume Temporary Kitchen Structure with mobile gas, H&C water, and power, RKEMS can tailor and deliver whatever is required and desired for the operation.  We can also provide large decks of convection ovens, hot food holding cabinets, 40-gallon skillets, fryers, stoves, food holding, and mobile refrigeration, and much more.

TEmporary Structures

RKEMS is also a turnkey service provider for temporary to semi-permanent structure solutions, quickly assembling and operating flexible and scalable shelters in field environments. We have experience establishing and managing basecamps and structures that support response and recovery operations, provide sleeping quarters, facilitate meals and aid delivery of other services.

We can address any initial site improvements and implement tenting solutions rapidly, while providing the supporting services that keep them operational and comfortable, such as: flooring, HVAC, lighting and electrical, furniture and waste management.

Response & Recovery Applications

Our team has decades of experience and expertise delivering, assembling and operating large temporary structures appropriate for, among other applications:

  • Billeting & Meal Services
  • Operations & Communications Support
  • Community Care & Counseling
  • Warehousing & Distribution
  • Educational & Recreational Needs

Structure Tenting Solutions

Structure tents are engineered structures featuring modular scalability and an assembled box beam (or I-beam) framework that supports the fabric roof, providing a more robust construction that makes them suitable for longer-term applications. They are scalable and appropriate for temporary, semi-permanent or permanent use.

Reliable and customizable in width, length and height for nearly any occasion or application, structure tents feature strong steel box beams or aluminum central fore-and-aft structural members similar to a boat’s keel, and roofing beams (perlins). Each three-meter bay is capable of bearing 500-700 lbs. in excess of the fabric it supports.  Structure tents can be anchored using water ballasts or gravity blocks. When staked, structure tents can handle wind loading up to 65 knots (75 mph).

Robust, Flexible & Scalable

Modular, flexible and joinable structure tents can be built to virtually any size to suit emergency management needs or objectives, and range in size from as small as 10’x10’ to larger than 132’ x 300.’ RKEMS can deliver tenting solutions beyond a 164’ (50m) width and much longer lengths where location footprints allow. 

Structure tent lengths are modular in ~3m/10’ increments, and can be built to virtually any length in both small profile and large profile footprints depending on available space. Our tenting solutions less than 15 meters wide are generally considered small profile, regardless of the total length. The accommodating 132’x 300’ (~40 x 100 meter) tent is ideal for:

  • Temporary cafeterias & mess halls
  • Evacuee & and responder billeting
  • Operations & communications centers
  • Community care & counseling
  • Educational & recreational facilities

Tent Configuration Examples:

Structure Tent Dimensions, Small Profile

Width Length
10' scalable in 10’ increments, beyond ~600’
20' scalable in 10’ increments, beyond ~600’
30' scalable in 10’ increments, beyond ~600’
40' scalable in 10’ increments, beyond ~600’

Leg Length Options: 8’ & 10’ (wall height)
Peak Height: 17’ or 19’ (at ridge)

Structure Tent Dimensions, Large Profile

Width Length
15m (~50') scalable in ~5m (16') increments, beyond 300m
20m (~66') scalable in ~5m (16') increments, beyond 300m
25m (~82') scalable in ~5m (16') increments, beyond 300m
30m (~98') scalable in ~5m (16') increments, beyond 300m
35m (~116') scalable in ~5m (16') increments, beyond 300m
40m (~132') scalable in ~5m (16') increments, beyond 300m
50m (~164') scalable in ~5m (16') increments, beyond 300m
60m (~197') scalable in ~5m (16') increments, beyond 300m

Leg Lengths: 8’, 10’, and 13’ (wall height)
Peak Height: 17’, 19’, or 22’ (at ridge)

Basecamp Support

RK Emergency Management Support is a collaborative partner with frontline responders and prime contractors for rapidly deployed basecamps, as well as the varied support services needed at these facilities to maintain hygiene and health.
Our fleet of services includes:

  • Mobile Restrooms trailers
  • Mobile Shower trailers
  • Mobile Power Generator trailers
  • Basecamp Furniture & Supplies
  • Temporary Lighting & HVAC
  • Potable Water & Ice Generation
  • Laundry Services
  • Wastewater & Waste Management

RKEMS has a fleet of new mobile relief stations and mobile showers, as well as field solutions for electrical/lighting, HVAC, potable water/ice generation, and laundry services at our fingertips.  Our mobile basecamp support assets can be deployed to areas without available power or hooked up to utilities in the area of need, if available, and we can also address a facility’s wastewater and waste management.

Equipment & Furniture

Food Service Equipment

An extensive inventory of food service cooking, serving and cleaning equipment is in house and available for any need. Some of our inventory includes:

  • Convection Ovens
  • Stoves
  • Tilt Skillets (40 gal.)
  • Hot food holding cabinets
  • Beverage Cambros & Chafers
  • Steam tables
  • Cold food serving tables
  • Salad bars
  • Chefs cooking stations
  • Reach-in refrigerators
  • Reach-in freezers
  • Dishwashing trailers
  • Sinks with water heaters & hardware
  • Field Kitchens
  • Food Storage
  • Food Prep
  • Reach-in Coolers
  • Deep fryers

Furniture & Supplies

An extensive inventory of folding and non-folding tables and chairs, furniture, temporary fencing and service and shelter supplies are also in house and available for rental or purchase.

  • Folding Tables: 72”, 66”, 60”, 48” & 36” round & 4’, 6’ & 8’ longs
  • Folding Chairs: Samsonite folding & resin folding
  • Cots, bedding & linens
  • Office Furniture & Supplies
  • Temporary Fencing & barricades
  • Shelter supplies

Logistics & Transportation

Food Service Equipment

RKEMS stands ready to support diverse operational needs with the food and facilities to sustain until life returns to normal, as well as logistics and transportation services supporting these and other operations. We employ experienced teams to facilitate all transportation needs to, from and within facilities when providing emergency response and recovery support services.

Our transportation services can support bussing personnel and distribution services for supporting diverse response and recovery operations, in addition to delivering reliable, integrated logistics management that supports RKEMS’ food, structure, equipment and other service offerings.

Our dedicated fleet services include end to-end transportation management supporting operations, including:

  • Temperature-Controlled/ Cold-Chain Deliveries
  • Asset delivery for agencies & prime contractors
  • Personnel bussing  & coaches with CDL operators
  • Rapid tenting, equipment & furniture deliveries
  • Distribution & warehousing of foodstuffs, equipment & supplies

Rest assured that our seasoned fleet management professionals are ready to coordinate logistics and support needs with precision, so that responders can address the critical tasks at hand.