Earthquake Solutions is an emergency consultancy based in Irwindale, California. Founded in 1991 by April Kelcy, Earthquake Solutions began with 10 cases of Coast Guard approved water. The company has grown tremendously since then and now offers a wide range of emergency preparedness products and services.
Kelcy, who serves as the company’s CEO and chief consultant, has always been interested in natural disasters. When she was in college, she worked at a Honolulu law firm with offices in a high rise and got to thinking that the building’s clients needed a business recovery plan in case disaster struck. So Kelcy put some ideas together, and they couldn’t have come at a better time – that weekend, an explosion and fire occurred in the building due to a short circuit.
After settling in California, Kelcy founded Earthquake Solutions. The business sells emergency kits, first aid and trauma supplies, personal protective equipment, water and sanitation products, and more. In addition, Earthquake Solutions provides consulting services to homes, businesses, government agencies, schools, non-profits, care facilities, and others.
Kelcy holds several national-level qualifications in emergency management from the American Red Cross, FEMA, UCLA, and other credible sources. She is also a member of the Earthquake Country Alliance and a consultant for the Great California ShakeOut. Kelcy’s training and experience are not limited to earthquake disasters, though, and she has worked with a broad array of clients, including government agencies, public and private schools, small businesses, financial institutions, hospitals, residential neighborhoods, individuals, and families.
Over the years, Kelcy’s contributions to the disaster business has been recognized multiple times. She has received the 2003 Emergency Preparedness Award from the La Canada Chamber of Commerce and the 2006 Business Person of the Year honor from the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce. Prior to starting Earthquake Solutions, Kelcy spent 14 years in the legal industry.